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A nightmare for New York Jets fans—Revis in a New England uniform—is a dream scenario for New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. With Revis' ability to lock down one side of the field, he can use the rest of his defense in a more exotic manner.
Only two concerns surround Revis' landing in Foxborough: his contract and his health. The former could lead to Revis being a mere rental for New England, while the latter could put the Patriots in a spot—missing their top cornerback—that they are all too familiar.
Revis doesn't seem too concerned about it, however. Hetalked about his recovery from surgery with local media on a conference call:
I was slow and maybe sluggish in the beginning of the season but week to week, I got stronger and stronger. Toward the end, I probably felt my best as a football player. That’s a thing where it took some time and I thank [the] Tampa Bay Buccaneers for everything they did to help me with my rehab throughout the course of the year. It was a big process to get through that and fight through it but right now I feel great. I’m just ready to play ball.
If Revis is just starting to feel at the top of the game, that is a scary thought for the rest of the AFC East, regardless of how many years he plays in New England.
Initial Grade: A