Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis fired another shot at the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick on Thursday, standing by the fact that he called him a “jerk” earlier this offseason and adding that some of the things Belichick has said about the Jets over the years have been “disrespectful.”
“I gave my honest opinion,” Revis told reporters when asked about his comments on Belichick earlier this offseason . “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.”
Revis said he does respect Belichick, but seemed to hint that the coach’s on-field comments after beating the Jets twice last season were unnecessary. (Revis was likely referring to the remarks Belichick made when leaving the field  after last November's 37-16 win over New York: “Thirty-seven points on the best defense in the league. S--- my d---.”)
“I have respect for him. Winning is winning,” Revis said of Belichick, who has helped lead New England to wins over the Jets in eight of the last 12 games between the two teams. “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.”
“Talking about the best defense… they can suck my-- … 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. He didn’t say go suck--- go do this or go do that. It’s personal. It’s disrespectful.”
When reminded that Antonio Cromartie told called Patriots quarterback Tom Brady an “a—hole” a couple years ago, Revis echoed his teammate’s sentiment.
“Sometimes he do (act like 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.”
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