Darrelle Revis shared his take on the debate raging over Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Everyone will spend eternity wondering: Was Brady or Belichick is more to credit for the New England Patriots’ dynasty? Revis suggested he thinks he knows the answer during an appearance on the “I Am Athlete” podcast with Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Channing Crowder and Jared Odrick.
“TB12. I would say TB12. That was a steal for Bill Belichick and the Patriots, to draft him in the sixth round. Nobody never knew that Tom was gonna win this many championships,” Revis said. “But you gotta look at the hustle of Tom. Tom is one of the most competitive players on that field, and he knows how to move chess pieces on the board. To answer the question, it’s TB12. One-hundred percent. It’s the way that he knows how to run the offense in and out.”
Brady has strengthened the argument that he is due more credit than Belichick with a win in Super Bowl 55 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In Brady’s first year away from the Patriots, he won a championship. Brady also beat Belichick head-to-head this season. That said, it’s important to look at the early years of Brady’s career when he was merely a game-manager, carried by a Belichick-led defense.
“If you look at Tom right now, he’s having the best time of his career, because he’s in Tampa, he’s down there having a great time. And when you play with the New England Patriots, it’s a lot of pressure every time you walk in the door,” Revis said. “Because there’s a lot of tension, there’s a lot of noise going on in the background, where how the team is ran, it’s the unknown. You just don’t know — you don’t know what Mr. Kraft’s doing, you don’t know what Bill’s doing, you just don’t know.”
Revis shared more than one hot take on the podcast, and said he didn’t like playing for Belichick. Ultimately, the cornerback gave Belichick some credit.
“At the end of the day, the way that he runs his ship is a little bit different,” Revis said of Belichick. “But I do give him credit, you know, for winning so many Super Bowls and having the longevity to do it.”