Darrelle Revis: 'I have greater respect for New England Patriots now'

New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis reveals that his respect for the club has increased after seeing how hard the players work during the off-season.

Darrelle Revis has revealed that he now has greater respect for the work ethic of the New England Patriots after joining the club in the off-season.

The 28-year-old played for the Patriots' AFC East rivals the New York Jets for six seasons and faced off against Bill Belichick's men twice a year before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013.

Now Revis is at the Patriots, he has admitted that his admiration has only increased after seeing the desire amongst the franchise to win.

"They work their butts off in New England," Revis told the Tampa Tribune. "As soon as you get into the off-season program, it's non-stop. They want to be winners.

"They know what I can bring to the table and at the same time, we want to win. As a Jet, we had a rivalry with [the Patriots] and from the outside looking in, I looked at them differently.

"We respected them, but you want to beat them. Inside looking out now, I've got way more respect because I'm there. I get to see everything, how it operates every day."

The Patriots finished with a 12-4 record in the 2013 season, but were defeated in the AFC championship game by the Denver Broncos.

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