Darrelle Revis is gone from the New York Jets and finally has a win with his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the All Pro cornerback just can’t shake the pesky Jets fans.
Revis helped seal his team’s first win on Monday Night Football, snagging an interception to secure a 22-19 victory over the Miami Dolphins. But after the game he made it clear that it was another team and its fans that were still bothering him.
“I get harassed every day on Twitter [by Jets fans], and I barely even tweet. And you just get tired of it,” Revis told the New York Post. “You’ve got to have a backbone, because guys are saying, ‘F–k you!’ and ‘I want to kill you!’ It’s crazy, but I’ve been getting death threats from them since my first holdout [in 2010]. It’s just bitter Jets fans.”
Darrelle Revis has made it clear that he’s to be away from the Jets, saying he is better off making $16 million and playing for a losing team than earning $12 million with the 5-4 Jets, who are currently in playoff contention.
“They’re still not over the fact that I’m not there no more, and they give me crap all the time on Twitter,” Revis said. “If they would understand the business of it and understand what happened, then maybe they would know and maybe they would quit trying to point the finger at me. That’s where it is.”
It may be difficult for Revis to move on. Reports have said that he is unhappy with Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano and his overly strict coaching manner. Darrelle’s former coach, Rex Ryan, had a reputation as a player-friendly coach.
Darrelle Revis played for the Jets from 2007 through last season, though he missed most of the 2012 season with a torn ACL. With the team’s new general manager John Idzik wavering on whether the team had Revis in its future plans, the cornerback got into a war of words with the franchise.
The Jets ultimately decided to trade Revis to the Bucs for a first-round draft pick in 2013. It was a good swap for the Jets, who drafted Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate Sheldon Richardson.
Now that his team finally has a win, maybe Darrelle Revis can turn off Twitter for a while and focus on winning No. 2.