Darrelle Revis summed up his motivation for wanting to join the Patriots in a conference call Monday.
"My thing is all about winning," said Revis. "I want to win. What better organization than the New England Patriots to be a part of? Look at their track record. New England has won year in and year out. I think its great teaming up with Tom Brady, Coach [Bill] Belichick . . . What I’m here for is to win games and play hard-nosed football."
Revis, who was at Gillette Stadium on Monday for his physical and the official signing of his deal, said he's spoken to Brady. While he wouldn't go into detail, Revis said that Brady reached out and it was a positive conversation.
Revis was signed last Thursday by New England, a replacement and upgrade to departed free agent Aqib Talib. Revis was in New England last summer when the Buccaneers and Patriots practiced together during training camp.
"I got to see how New England really operates," said Revis. "How Coach Belichick operates. I went there and you can kind of see those guys are very disciplined, they’re a veteran team, playoff-caliber team and a very smart team."
Revis is from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, the same hometown as Ty Law. "Ty’s been a mentor through my whole life," said Revis. "He's a very close friend to my family. It's not just about the situation at hand, I talk to Ty all the time about life and football. I’m just happy that he’s been there on my side."
We'll have more when the transcript of the soft-spoken Revis' call is made available.