To get to the real heart of the problem, listen to the Brian Custer interview really carefully, as he gets to the heart of it. He directly asked Revis, what his issue with his contract is. Darrelle responded by saying that there “really isn’t any issue”. That doesn’t sound like a guy who is giving serious consideration to a holdout right now. He went on to say that he is 2 years into a four year contract, and he is playing under that contract right now. He said that he is concentrating on football, and his representatives are working to get him a long term deal.
These are honest answers, folks. He is not guaranteeing a holdout, he is saying he is concentrating on football right now. There is no problem with that answer. No, he didn’t guarantee coming in on time, but he didn’t say it wouldn’t happen either. If the beat writers had allowed him to elaborate, maybe they would have gotten a similar answer. But the badgering went on instead.
Furthermore, Revis talks with Custer about the possible repercussions to his reputation if he holds out again. He alludes to the fact that he received some of the worst messages ever via Twitter and Facebook. He came off genuinely upset about how the fans thought about him, and that he doesn’t want to go through that again.
Let’s not get carried away. He didn’t guarantee his appearnce on day one, but didn’t dismiss the possibility either.