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From the Hart: Revis calls out Belichick, Brady

Earlier this offseason Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis responded with "jerk" when asked about Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in a word association game he played on SportsCenter alongside New England tight end Rob Gronkowski.


Revis expanded on that comment on Thursday and stood by his original sentiment. And then some!

"I gave my honest opinion," Revis told the New York Daily News and other New York reporters. "You guys know me very well. This isn't the first time me speaking what I need to speak about something. I talked about the Randy Moss stuff… It's just how I felt. That's how I feel. I feel that people let him slide when he says his smart remarks (on) certain things. He says comments about us like he never coached here…. He did. That's just how I felt. So they told me to sum it up. I gave one word. He can take it how he wants. He can say (whatever) he wants to say back.

"Even if he says something back," Revis added. "I'm not going to get into a jawing (match) with him. I said what I had to say. He still has to coach and I still have to go out there and play."

Revis claimed to respect Belichick, but that he was unhappy with the coach's comments after beating the Jets last season.

"I have respect for him. Winning is winning," Revis told the Daily News. "But sometimes things are disrespectful. When you say certain comments about the Jets, some stuff is disrespectful. It's okay to have a rivalry. It's okay 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."

He would not specify the comments that irritated him.

"I don't know… Talking about the best defense … All that stuff. That's just ignorant. Why go there? You won fair and square. Hey, we shook your hand after the game. We'll see you in New England or wherever in the playoffs, ok. But when you start saying stuff like that… no… it gets too personal. You don't have to say that. … Did anybody else say anything like that? No… not from our side. Bart (Scott) said his thing… "Can't Wait" thing. But he still didn't disrespect. He just said that they feel like they're better than us. That's okay. It's personal. It's disrespectful."

Revis also seemed to agree with teammate Antonio Cromartie's past "ass"-essment that Tom Brady is an "a—hole."

"Sometimes he do (like that that) on the field," Revis said. "That's his personal opinion about him. If that's how he acts on the field. That's how he acts. He wants to throw a touchdown and point at our sideline. That's disrespect, man. That's not sportsmanship. Now do people say words on the field to each other? Yeah… that's in between the lines. But then when it's getting out of hand… Come on, man. Come on. Sportsmanship."

If the rivalry and all-out border war with the Jets needed any extra fuel, Revis seems to be doing his best to stoke the fire.

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