Darrelle Revis not expecting a warm welcome in Foxboro
Tom Brady noted earlier this week that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis had “intimate knowledge” of how the Patriots do business.
But Revis isn’t expecting a hug when he gets there Sunday, that’s for sure.
“I don’t think I’ll be welcomed back with open arms, I’ll tell you that,” Revis said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.
Sunday will be his first game back since he left the Patriots following the Super Bowl. He admitted that he didn’t expect to be back there because of his contract — “No, the number was too high,” he said — but that he does retain some degree of background.
“I’ve got my notes,” Revis said. “You always got to play a chess game on a week-to-week basis. We’re very familiar with each other on both sides.”
And while Revis got the payday and the Super Bowl ring he was looking for there, he made it clear that being back with the Jets feels natural to him.
“This is where I feel most comfortable at,” he said. “This is home to me. Going back up there to play in New England, it will be fun.
“It’s a memory that I won’t ever forget. We had a great team. It’s 2015 now. Now I’m here. All of that is behind me at this point. When I’m sitting down somewhere, . . . that’s a memory that I can always cherish.”
Of course, he wasn’t so polite earlier this summer, when he noted that the Patriots “have a history of doing stuff,” in regards to the DeflateGate scandal that consumed the offseason. The fact that he’d openly suggest there was cheating there in the past makes a warm welcome something he’s right to not expect.