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Darrelle Revis praises the Patriot Way

The transformation of Darrelle Revis from Bill Belichick-hater to unrepentant disciple is nearly complete.

The cornerback, who, when playing for the New York Jets, once called Belichick a "jerk," now speaks glowingly of his coach and the work ethic in Foxboro.

"They work their butts off in New England," Revis told The Tampa Tribune. "As soon as you get into the offseason program, it's non-stop. They want to be winners. They know what I can bring to the table and at the same time, we want to win. As a Jet, we had a rivalry with (the Patriots) and from the outside looking in, I looked at them differently.

"We respected them, but you want to beat them. Inside looking out now, I've got way more respect because I'm there. I get to see everything, how it operates every day."

Revis' comments come in stark contrast to how he has spoken of Greg Schiano (one of Belichick's confidants) during the corner's previous season in Tampa Bay.

After being cut by the Buccaneers, Revis said he analyzed the landscape and decided that New England offered the best chance to chase a ring.

"I'm really excited," Revis said. "I went down a list of teams where I thought I could win and New England kind of stuck out for me. It's been great and I can't wait for training camp."

Revis also pointed out perhaps the most obvious advantage of his new address:

"Now I don't have to see Tom (Brady) standing on the other side anymore," he said. "Only in training camp. But we'll be wearing the same jersey on Sundays, so that's good."

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