Darrelle Revis, Schiano on same page

Updated: September 19, 2013, 5:39 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Darrelle Revis cleared the air with Greg Schiano after reports surfaced that the Buccaneers cornerback was unhappy with the coach's methods and defensive schemes.

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AP Photo/Scott A. MillerDarrelle Revis said he wanted to clear the air with coach Greg Schiano so that the Bucs could move forward. "It's a tough time for this team," Revis said. "We're 0-2, and we don't want any distractions."
Revis said there was "zero truth" to the reports and that he went to Schiano's office Tuesday to reinforce it.

"I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page," Revis said. "Those things in the paper do get out, rumors here and there. I just wanted to make sure. I wanted to talk to him personally, to say, 'Hey, just to let you know, I don't know if you know or if you believe it or not,' just to make sure he saw me.

"It's a tough time for this team. We're 0-2 and we don't want any distractions, so we want to focus and prepare for the team at hand each week."

Schiano said he already knew there were no issues with Revis and that the meeting wasn't necessary.

"That was very brief and very nice of him to come up," Schiano told the media Wednesday. "It wasn't necessary. There's a lot of stuff floating around, I guess, and he said, 'Coach, I just want to set it straight.' It was good to see him but really not necessary. It was good that he came up. It wasn't requested. It was on him."

Revis, 28, was traded to Tampa Bay in the offseason after spending six seasons with the New York Jets. The four-time Pro Bowler thrived in Rex Ryan's aggressive man-coverage scheme, recording 19 interceptions in 79 games with the Jets.

The Buccaneers visit the New England Patriots (2-0) on Sunday.

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