Bill Belichick made Darrelle Revis a better player

Karen Guregian, Boston Herald:
Darrelle Revis is a pretty darn good player all by himself. He arrived in Foxboro as one of the best cornerbacks in the league, and left with the same distinction. Today, he told the New York media Patriots coach Bill Belichick made him even better than he was before, which is a nice compliment.

"I think I am better than I was before, when I played earlier in my career. I think I am way smarter, way more intelligent at the game and at the position," Revis said. "I had a great learning experience last year with Bill (Belichick), and he helped me in a lot of ways.

The $100,000 fine that the New York Jets' owner Woody Johnson must pay for tampering charges concerning Darrelle Revis is well worth it. The Jets are getting a finished product whose play at cornerback affects the outcome of NFL games. Darrelle Revis gives credit to Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick for "an increased understanding of positioning, tendencies and other mental aspects of the game." The Jets are getting a better player than the one who forced his way out of town two years ago.

Lebron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers, and took his talents to South Beach for fame and fortune to play for the Miami Heat. He has since returned to Cleveland. Josh Hamilton left the Texas Rangers for fortune in signing with the rival California Angels. He has most recently returned to play for the Texas Rangers.

Prodigal son - a wayward son who squanders his inheritance but returns home to find that his father forgives him. It has already happened once with Darrelle Revis.

2012 - New York Jets
2013 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2014 - New England Patriots
2015 - New York Jets

Darrelle Revis has unfinished business in New England. You can take it to the bank that he will return. History has a way of repeating itself.

Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire. .

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