Yesterday saw the start of voluntary workouts at the Jets facility and there were plenty of star names in attendance. Revis was amongst them as he got to know his new coach, some new team mates and some old ones too. After the session had finished, he spent a couple of minutes talking to the media:
When asked what kind of player he expects to be this year:
I think I am better than I was before, when I played earlier in my career. I think I am way smarter, way more intelligent at the game and at the position. I had a great learning experience last year with Bill (Belichick), and he helped me in a lot of ways. I see the game a different way, but at the same time I think just the growth, me growing as a player and growing as a unit has helped me tremendously. I think now I am a different type of player, a better player than I was last time.
Now that is a scary thought to consider. When he was at the height of his powers in 2009, he was the best coverage corner back by a country mile. The argument can be made that he wasn't the best overall cornerback, most gave that title to Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson, however when it came to just stopping the receiver from making a catch, Revis was superior.
So how is he better? He's a lot older than he was then and he's probably a lot wiser. When you combine natural athletic talent, an exceptional feel for the position and experience, you get a player who's 2015 potential is limitless. Revis has never struggled for confidence, but if he is truly better than he was the first time around, Todd Bowles is going to have a lot of fun this year.