Much of his improvement is being attributed to the mentoring Revis gave him after last season. According to Rex Ryan:
"The big thing about Kyle is he hooked onto Revis, and Darrelle is pushing him. They trained together in the offseason, and that's huge for him," coach Rex Ryan said. "This guy has great ability. There's a reason we took him in the first round; he's starting to play to it."Revis, too, had nothing but glowing things to say about the young corner:
"He's improved a lot. He's been making plays, been consistent. . . . I'm the guy who's always going to stay on him all the time and making sure he's being confident and playing great football," Revis said. "It's the little things you need to focus on, of coming into this life, coming into this profession.This is one of the many reasons a player like Revis is worth his paycheck and then some. His talent on the field is valuable in the present, but his ability to tutor fresher players and help them find their confidence will pay dividends long after he's gone.
"You're getting all this money. Last year as a rookie, his head was spinning; you could tell. The same thing happened to me. . . . You're growing up, a young man, out here on your own, away from family. It's tough."