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Darrelle Revis likes Tampa Bay's tightness

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis retrieves a

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis retrieves a ball during training camp. (July 25, 2013) Credit: AP

CORTLAND -- Darrelle Revis finally feels at home.

Following training camp practice Thursday with his new team, the Buccaneers, the former Jets star cornerback discussed the differences between playing in Tampa Bay vs. Florham Park.

"I say it’s more of a family here," Revis said in an interview with NFL Network. "Everybody is real tight here, we all get along, everybody is fine. There is no nit-picking, no small stories leaking out to be bigger stories. So everybody is on the same page here and we want to win.”

Much of the cornerback's six-year career with the Jets was marred by controversy, and the relationship between Revis and ownership reached a breaking point this past offseason while the cornerback was rehabbing from ACL surgery. New general manager John Idzik agreed to trade Revis to the Bucs in exchange for the 13th overall pick and a conditional 2014 draft selection.

Revis took to the field Thursday with his new teammates, though he cautioned he's taking it slow for now.

"I did individual [drills] today. I went through coach [Greg] Schiano’s tackling drills today which is a beast, but I’m just easing my way in," he said. "I think that’s the goal for us right now, for me and coach Schiano; just to ease me into drills and then progress from there.”
 

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