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Darrelle Revis bet on himself with contract

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The New England Patriots' 45-minute media session had ended on Wednesday, but one player remained behind to answer some more questions. It was cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Think he's enjoying this Super Bowl experience?

Of course he is, which has been easy to see over the last two days. Revis, who has been generous with his time with reporters throughout the season, stayed almost 15 minutes overtime Wednesday and touched on a variety of topics, including coming to New England on what was essentially a one-year contract.

"Yes, it’s very risky to take that chance, but I believe in myself. I have faith in myself, in what I bring to the table, in how I prepare and just me overall as a person," Revis said. "This is what I love. This is what I do. If I don’t believe in myself, who will?”

Technically, the contract Revis signed with the Patriots last March was a two-year, $32 million pact. But the way it is structured, Revis would count a mammoth $25 million against the salary cap in 2015, which is why the expectation in most circles is that if Revis stays with the team it will be with a restructured deal.

Asked how he deals with playing for a new contract, Revis said, "Just experience, growing as a professional athlete and not really focusing on off-the-field situations or my off-the-field situations. I feel like I’ve got a great team behind me, and they do a great job of where I need to be or where I want to go. I mean, do I want any of the attention? No, but at the same time, this is how my career has been panning out. I’ve just got to make the best of it."