The best cornerback in New England Patriots history is marveling at the team’s new cornerback. Ty Law, who played a key role in all three of the team’s Super Bowl championships, feels the addition of Darrelle Revis could put the Patriots over the top and finally bring that elusive fourth championship to New England. Law told WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia in an interview Monday that he is confident Revis will have a successful 2014.
While it is strange seeing Revis in a Patriot uniform, it is also fascinating to see one of the top corners in the game going up against Tom Brady in practice. Revis signed a one-year deal in the offseason and instantly catapulted the Patriots secondary to one of the top units in the NFL. His play so far in training camp has already impressed Bill Belichick and has drawn praise from Brady. His ability to take away half of the football team will open up more creative schemes for Belichick and the defense, which is one of the reasons Law thinks Revis is going “have a lot of fun” this season.
“What they paid him to do is taking out the best guy but you’re probably going to go inside, your probably going to do a little bit of blitzing,” Law said in the interview. “It’s just going to be a fun overall scheme for Darrelle because normally he goes into a situation where ‘This is who I have.’ You’re there all day.”
The Patriots have a lot of the game’s top receivers on the schedule this year, so having Revis will play a big role in how they defend players like A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson. Law is certainly knows well from his playing days that the defensive scheme and game plan may change game to game. He offered some advice to his good friend.
He said, “I said (to him) you’re going to do a lot more things because you’re not going to know from week to week if you’re playing a 4-3, a 3-4, you’re not going to know. That was the enjoyment as a player, when you come in and you have no idea what the hell is going to happen in the game plan and you’re looking forward to it. Sometimes, you’re going to get disappointed and say, ‘Aw man, why are we playing this?!”
As long as the game plans are delivering victories, Revis won’t complain and as long as he is healthy, he should have a major impact in each of those game plans. Revis is already making life miserable for Brady and the other quarterbacks in practice. The team can’t wait till he’s creative havoc for opposing quarterbacks when the games count.