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Darrelle Revis Throws Some MAJOR Shade at Patriots

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Oh no he did not!

That’s what Patriots Nation is probably thinking to itself after cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is almost as good at defending the pass as he is cashing in on his ability to do so, made some not-so-flattering remarks to the NY Daily News about how his former team conducts its business.

Revis is back with the Jets, where he spent his first six seasons in the league, having been tremendously overpaid by them as a free agent this offseason. Although he said it was his “heart,” not the $70 million that brought him back to New York, Revi$ tends to follow the money—nobody does it better.

And in this case, the reason the soon-to-be 30-year-old defender was able to score one last major payday is because, after two years completely off the map, Revis leveraged one great season in New England into a bloated long-term deal in New York and a Super Bowl championship with the Pats.

Just in case you thought Revis believes he owes the Patriots anything in terms of loyalty or even some well-timed silence, his comments Wednesday about the Deflategate fallout suggest otherwise. Said Revis:

“Everybody’s blowing it up because it’s Tom Brady. I understand that. But if (the NFL) feels like he did the crime or he did something and they want to penalize him, then that’s that. (The Patriots) have a history of doing stuff. You can’t hide that. … Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past.”

He continued:

“New England’s been doing stuff in the past and getting in trouble. When stuff repeatedly happens, then that’s that. I don’t know what else to tell you. Stuff repeatedly happened through the years. You got SpyGate, you got this and that and everything else. Obviously in those situations in the past, they had the evidence. So they did what they needed to do.”

Dag, dude!

Unquestionably savvy, Revis has obviously spent enough time in New York to know better than to go to bat for the hated Patriots with the local media. But to see him take that bat and start slamming the Pats hard for sins past and present, well that’s kind of surprising.

Maybe Revis could have been even harsher, and this was him holding back. But Patriots fans are probably thinking he could have said nothing at all instead.

Let’s just say…shots fired.

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