With the Monday morning incident squarely behind him – Revis created a controversy by sitting out part of the first session of mini-camp after feeling "light-headed" – the Jets' All-Pro cornerback completed mini-camp Wednesday afternoon at the new Meadowlands Stadium. Amid a sea of cheers that started from the onset, Revis participated fully in training and drills. Numerous times throughout the two-hour plus of practice, the fans in attendance chanted "Respect Revis" among other yells in favor of the player.
When asked about striking a balance between wanting to set an example for the team and building towards the future along with his desire to get a pay increase, Revis acknowledged that it "is a very hard balance."
"It's important to take care of me but also to be a leader [of this team] at the same time," Revis told GreenAndWhiteReport.com.
Revis said that he takes his role as a leader on the team as very serious and that he wants to strike that right chord. The cornerback told reporters that he is planning a typical summer until training camp but he is looking forward to the next few days of recuperating. Most importantly, Revis said he will be able to rest after what he terms a hard mini-camp.
As for the Hard Knocks' cameras on hand, Revis is taking a wait and see approach about the intrusion of the HBO show.
"It's something new to me," Revis said. "I'm sure it's going to be crazy."
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