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Darrelle Revis: I'm happy in Tampa
A day after a report surfaced that Darrelle Revis was not happy in Tampa, the former Jets' cornerback tweeted that he is happy in Tampa.
Mike Garafolo of FOXSports.com reported that Revis was frustrated with the strict style of Bucs head coach Greg Schiano, who is much more of a disciplinarian than Jets coach Rex Ryan. Garafolo also said Revis wan't happy with the Bucs' defensive system, which stresses more zone alignments as opposed to the man-to-man system that Revis played with the Jets.
Revis took to Twitter this afternoon and explained his feelings on the matter.
"What's going on Buc fans," he wrote. "Just to clear the smoke. I'm happy to be a Buccaneer & I'm happy to be a reident of Tampa."
In a follow-up tweet, Revis wrote, "I'm excited for this year & I'm excited about this team as we move forward to prepare each week to get a W!!!"
Revis was traded to the Bucs in April in exchange for a first-round pick in 2013 (defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson of Missouri) and a conditional third-round pick in 2014. Revis, who will make $16 million this season, simply has to be on the Bucs' roster when the league year begins next March in order for the Jets to receive the third-rounder. If he's not on the roster, the Jets would receiver a fourth-round pick.
Revis is coming off reconstructive knee surgery and has played in the Bucs' first two games. Tampa lost to the Jets in the opener and then to New Orleans in Week 2.