Darrelle Revis, “We’ve got one more game left”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis spoke to the media about close this team is to having an elite defense.

(On how close the team is to having an elite defense)
“[Only] a couple of pieces away, it really is. At this point, it seems like we’re trying to look a little bit ahead. We’ve got one more game left – but to answer your question, we’re a couple of pieces away of getting new talent in here and being an awesome defense. We did great this year, sometimes the coaches tell us where we’re slotted at, if we’re top 10 or top 15 in the league. We’ve made some strides on defense, but at the same time there’s some pieces there maybe that we can feel some holes.”

(On New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees)
“Drew is Drew. I feel when you’re at the top of your game you find a way to stay consistent. I don’t think Drew Brees can get any better than what he is, he’s a Hall of Fame quarterback, the only thing he can do is win Super Bowls. Once you reach a certain level of eliteness you’ve just got to stay consistent at what you do.”

(On the improvement of the secondary)
“I think it’s great. We had a young secondary and you add pieces like [safety] Dashon Goldson and me and some of the younger guys can look up to some guys who are experienced and that’s great. The guys – we’ve been taking them under our wing and trying to help them the best way we can and they’re responding. Like I said, it’s been a rough year, but at the same time this is a little learning experience for all of us to take forward, to take the learning experience and use it for next year.”

(On if postseason accolades mean anything to him)
“No, you can’t control that. The only thing you can do is just go out and play ball. If you get selected, you get selected. If you don’t, you don’t. That doesn’t mean you’re not a great player. You’ve just got to go out there and play and help your team win, that’s basically the thing. If accolades come, it’s because you played well if they don’t, it’s because you’re not playing well so that’s how I look at it.”

Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media