Tom Brady will face Darrelle Revis as a Tampa Bay Buc for the first time Sunday. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gave high praise to Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis days before the two teams see each other in a Week 3 matchup Sunday in Boston.
The three-time Super Bowl champion and two-time MVP said the 28-year-old Revis looks the same after missing most of last season because of ACL surgery. Brady said the Denver Broncos' Champ Bailey and Patrick Surtain, who last played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008, are among the best cornerbacks he's played against, but Revis, a four-time Pro Bowler and former AFC Defensive Player of the Year, stands alone at the top.
Patriots.com has the transcript:
"He looks like the same. There’s nothing negative about his playing style, there’s nothing negative about his skill set. He can really do it all. He’s fast, he’s quick, matches up against small guys, matches up against big guys. He’s really long, he’s really strong, he’s patient. Some guys you really guess all the time and sometimes you guess wrong, he never guesses wrong. He’s smart, he sees the whole field. I’ve never played against anyone who is as good as him. He’s as good as there is that I’ve ever played against, so you just have to be careful when you throw his way because you know he’s going to be close...There are some great corners I’ve been able to play against: Champ Bailey, Patrick Surtain, and that goes back a few years, but yeah Charles Woodson, I mean I love the way he plays the game still. But I mean Darrelle is certainly at the top."
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