Since Rex Ryan has taken the job as New York Jets head coach, his team has never been afraid to show confidence, or provide a quote.
But when Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was baited by ESPN's Chris Berman during an interview that aired at halftime of the Monday Night Football game between San Francisco and Arizona, Revis took the politically correct route.
Berman asked Revis if there were any "slouches" on the Patriots, referencing an old Revis interview in which he called Randy Moss a "slouch."
"There are no slouches on [that] team," Revis told Berman, smiling.
Revis provided little bulletin board material for the Patriots during the interview. He also provided very little information as to how the Jets (9-2) will attack the Patriots (9-2) in New England next Monday night.
The Pro Bowl cornerback said he didn't know who he would cover now that Moss is out of the picture in New England.
"I was shocked," Revis said of the Pats' decision to trade Moss away.
When asked to predict the winner in next week's Pats-Jets game -- an AFC East showdown that could have significant ramifications for playoff seeding purposes -- Revis's answer was much more Jets-like.
"A prediction? I gotta represent for the New York Jets," he said. "We're gonna win it. We're confident. We know it's going to be tough, but we're just trying to get to 10-2."
Revis, who otherwise did a fine job of keeping his foot out of his mouth during the interview, made one slip-up when looking ahead to next Monday.
"[A win] will mean that we've accomplished everything we want this year," he said.
Sure, the Patriots-Jets game next Monday night is big. The winner will have a good grip on the AFC East and be in the running for the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. But, for a moment, it seems Revis forgot that his team won't have achieved "everything" unless they end the season with a Super Bowl Championship.