New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had plenty to say after Sunday's 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions about what he feels makes Darrelle Revis such a great cornerback.
"Revis is really good at his focus, concentration, technique, playing the ball -- with his back to the ball or his back not to the ball," Belichick said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. "He has a real good sense of timing and does a good job of keeping his hands off the receivers even though he's really very close to them. When he's making a play on the ball, he does a good job of not getting very many penalties because he's good with that off-hand and doesn't use it to grab or pull or tug on the recievers."
Revis was stellar once again on Sunday, helping hold one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL to single digits on the scoreboard.
While Revis is undoubtedly confident in his skills, he's quick to give the secondary corps around him and the coaching staff a lot of the credit.
"I feel our coaches do a great job using the talent we have and to match up with other offenses, and match up with them well," Revis said, adding that the team drew motivation from the Lions' pregame boasts that they were the best defense in football. "If you look at our roster, we have talent across the board everywhere. I think Bill and them really dial in -- if it is matchups, what guy is the best for that matchup, I think we really do a great job of that."
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