FOXBORO - Bill Belichick thought about being difficult when first asked how Darrelle Revis looks.
"He’s been here a few hours," Belichick grunted at Bart Hubbuch of the New York Daily News, who was in town to chronicle the former Jet's indoctrination to New England.
Belichick throttled back a little when he was asked how Revis has been in general.
"Revis has been fine. He’s worked hard; smart guy. I’ve been impressed with him," Belichick offered. "Very professional. Has a good understanding of the game, he’s a smart player and he’s had a real good focus and instinct. He’s a smart player scheme-wise but he knows how to play. He’s a very instinctive player."
How different is it for Belichick working with Revis as opposed to against him?
"Just on a personal level, I never had a personal relationship with him so I’ve enjoyed that part of it," Belichick acknowledged. "I'd say as a player, he played well at Tampa, he played well at the Jets and then we saw him in the Pro Bowl. Now we’ve seen him ourselves for 13 practices and the time in the spring. But again, it’s a new year, he’s in a new system so we’ll see how it all plays out but I’m glad we have him on our team. I look forward to working with him more."
In the shirts and jerseys practice, Revis did little of note but it was that kind of practice. Mostly just easing into it. By the weekend when the pads are on, The Revis Watch will begin in earnest.