New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis thinks Bill Belichick is a jerk
Darrelle Revis has made it crystal clear; he does not like Bill Belichick. Once again, the strong bonds of hatred between competitive franchises, such as the New York Jets and New England Patriots, gave birth to controversy when Darrelle Revis called coach Bill Belichick a jerk.
Darrelle Revis came out of the blue to call New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick a jerk in game of word association on ESPN last month. When Darrelle Revis was asked to explain himself, the 26-year-old told reporters that Bill Belichick was ignorant and disrespectful; therefore he deserved such harsh words.
Apparently, Darrelle Revis has taken Bill Belichick’s comments from last year to heart. Following New England Patriots 37-17 victory over the New York Jets last November at the MetLife Stadium, Bill Belichick came out and said, “37 points on the best defense in the league, s--- my d---”… and then he marched off the field.
“I have respect for him,” Revis said. “Winning is winning, but sometimes things are disrespectful. When you say certain comments about the Jets, some stuff is disrespectful. It's OK to have a rivalry. It's OK to compete. But when it gets personal, you're getting disrespectful. I didn't start this battle. The smart remarks sometimes he says are ignorant. It's ignorant to this organization.”
Darrelle Revis told reporters that earning respect was an important part of the game and that there were different ways of earning it. Darrelle Revis also talked about the quote from Bill Belichick that he thought was particularly rash.
“The one talking about the best defense they can s--- my d--- … all that stuff,” Revis said. “That's just ignorant. Why go there? You won fair and square. We shook your hand after the game. We'll see you in New England or wherever in the playoffs. That's OK, but when you start saying stuff like that it gets too personal. You don't have to say that. Did anybody else say anything like that? No, not from our side.”
Interestingly, Darrelle Revis also had to defend his teammate cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who called New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady an offensive term around two years ago.
“Sometimes he [is] on the field,” Revis said. “That's him saying his personal opinion about him. If that's how he acts, that's how he acts. He wants throw a touchdown and then point at our sideline, that's disrespect, man. That's not sportsmanship. Do people say words to each other on the field? Oh yeah, but that's in between the lines. When that's getting out of hand, come on. Sportsmanship.”