Cornerback Darrelle Revis, a former All-Pro with the Jets who is in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, continues to thrive at his position, despite annual rule changes that make life down on the corner an imposing task. Here's how he does it:


“I'm at the point where I know what to do. You've got to be a student of the game and you've got to continue to not think you know everything. I remember my second year (2008), when Ty Law came to the Jets. He's from my hometown (Aliquippa, Pa.) and I know him very well. The one thing I got from him was he never stopped asking questions in the meeting room. He had all those accolades from his time with the Patriots and the guy never stopped learning.'' — Revis

“I see how he watches film and prepares. He's a real pro. I respect what he does, on and off the field and it's a blessing for me to learn from this guy.'' — Johnthan Banks, Bucs rookie CB whose locker room stall is right next to Revis'

“He's as good as any player I've been around as far as his craft is concerned. He comes out on Wednesday and we'll run concepts against him on the scout team and the receivers will come back to the huddle and say, 'He knows my route.' That's impressive because it means on Monday and Tuesday, he's really taking his job seriously.'' — Dan Orlovsky, Bucs backup QB and a 10-year NFL veteran

“He studies so much. He anticipates routes by formations and by situation. That all happens in a split second. He's not only very talented, but very smart. He's a consummate pro who studies constantly — the guy he's playing and where it all fits into what we're asking Darrelle to do.'' — Greg Schiano, Bucs coach


“I've never looked at anybody across from me and thought to myself that I was overmatched. It was all about competing. I figure the other guy wakes up just like me and goes to work just like me. For me, it was more about challenging myself to see where I stood.'' — Revis

“You're not the top-rated corner in this league if you don't have confidence. Once he starts feeling 100 percent, it'll be Revis Island again.'' — Darren Woodson, former Cowboys safety