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Darrelle Revis: Less pressure in Tampa than New York

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis has spent long enough in Tampa, Fla., to know one thing. It's not New York.

"The organization's great. It's real laid back down there. It's not a lot of pressure as it is in New York," Revis told the Aliquippa Times this week.

Revis still has to live up to his lofty contract and expectations. But it's clear he's digging his new digs, and the relative lack of media scrutiny. He also likes the talent around him, especially new teammate Dashon Goldson.

"He is the best safety in the league, as of today. And I'm saying that boldly," Revis said. "No knock on Troy (Polamalu) and all of those guys, but he's the best, and he's only in his eighth year, which is awesome. He's Batman. I'm Robin."

It's interesting that Revis made himself the green tights-wearing sidekick in this scenario, but it speaks to the amount of talent in the Buccaneers' secondary. Second-year player Mark Barron also has a chance to break out, and cornerback Eric Wright has shown flashes as a pro.

Perhaps Revis no longer feels like he has the weight of a franchise on his shoulders.

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