Ex-Jets CB Reportedly Turned Off By 'Strict' Regime In Tampa

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis took to Twitter on Tuesday to “clear the smoke” after a report suggested he was unhappy with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano.

Revis was traded to Tampa Bay during the offseason, agreeing to a long-term extension as part of the deal.

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“Darrelle Revis, the crown jewel of their offseason, he’s not happy,” NFL insider Mike Garafolo said on “Fox Sports Live.” “Sources have told me (head coach Greg) Schiano’s rules, a little too strict for him after coming from (Jets coach) Rex Ryan.”

Revis, who has a history of airing his frustrations, said he was “happy” and “excited” to be on the Buccaneers.

“What’s going on Buc fans. Just to clear the smoke. I’m happy to be a Buccaneer & I’m happy to be a resident of Tampa,” Revis tweeted after Garafolo’s comments made the rounds.

Garafolo also said Revis, not a fan of Schiano’s zone defense, would prefer to play man-to-man coverage.

The Buccaneers have lost their first two games of the season — first to the Jets, then New Orleans.

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“I’m excited for this year & I’m excited about this team as we move forward to prepare each week to get a W,” Revis tweeted.

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