While many New England Patriots players are just focused on making the team, newly acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis has his sights set on Miami in the Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins on September 7. Not only will Revis be making his regular season debut as a member of the Patriots, he will be also returning to the place where he suffered a torn ACL in 2012.
On Thursday, Revis was asked about returning to Sun Life Stadium, a place he hasn't been since he suffered the injury. The star cornerback is just looking to put the bad memory behind him. He told The Providence Journal's Mark Daniels, "You know what? I thought about that the other day. I think it'll be fine. I think I've got to redeem myself. That's how I'm looking at it, from tearing my ACL and it being such a big tragedy at that time. I think I'll be fine."
The 29-year-old Revis have his hands full with Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace, so his focus go towards kidnapping Wallace on "Revis Island" and keeping him a non-factor throughout the game, if indeed that is who the All-Pro cornerback will be paired against as it will be interesting to see how Belichick uses Revis against certain matchups.
As the regular season is just a week away, the former Jets cornerback was also asked whether it will be strange to go up against Rex Ryan and his former team again. The Patriots will face the rival Jets. He said, "No. I played them last year when I was in Tampa. It's just football. It doesn't matter. if the Monstars ('SpaceJam' reference) were on the schedule, then that's what it is. It doesn't matter who is on the schedule, who we play, what team I was on before. All of that stuff is out the door."
Darrelle Revis is no longer concerned about green and white because he is a member of the New England Patriots and already sounding like a Belichick prepared player. His focus and energy is primed on wrecking havoc in the AFC East once again. The only difference is, he is now on the team everyone is chasing.