He will get dressed in a different locker room. He will enter from a different tunnel. And he will be standing in a different uniform on the opposite side of the field.
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Beyond that, Darrelle Revis isn't sure exactly what to expect Sunday when he and the Bucs open the season at MetLife Stadium against his former team.
"Uh, no. I've moved on from that, from those experiences that I had,'' Revis said when asked if there was anything he missed about being a Jet. "I had a great six years there and now I have to move on.''
The game also will mark Revis' return from a torn ACL, which he suffered in Week 3 last season. Revis didn't play in any preseason games for Tampa Bay, and coach Greg Schiano was cagey and noncommittal Wednesday when asked if Revis would play against the Jets. Revis, however, is preparing as though he is playing the game.
"I'm ready to go,'' he said when asked if he was at 100 percent.
That could be bad news for the Jets, who announced yesterday that they are starting rookie quarterback Geno Smith. Smith threw three interceptions in his preseason start against the Giants.
Tampa Bay, whose pass defense ranked last in the NFL in 2012, did, handing him a six-year, $96-million contract after the trade.
Revis was careful to sidestep questions about wanting to have a big game against his former team, repeatedly telling reporters that he just wanted to help Tampa Bay get off to a good start. Yet when asked if he thought the Jets had made a mistake by trading him, Revis gave a studied pause before answering.
It's clear that Ryan, a defensive-minded coach, will miss having Revis anchor his secondary. Wednesday, in a conference call with Bucs reporters, Ryan almost sounded nostalgic when he was asked what Revis will bring to the Bucs.
"He's a great teammate. He probably leads a little differently. He's not as vocal. But every single teammate will recognize what he does. He doesn't let you catch a ball in walk-through. He's a tremendous competitor, and obviously one of the rare guys that you coach.''