FOXBOROUGH — Funny how a change in laundry can change the dynamic between a player and one of his longtime rivals.
For six years, Darrelle Revis was one of the Patriots’ top nemeses when he anchored the Jets secondary from 2007-12.
He also was one of the few active players willing to take on Bill Belichick, who reportedly used an off-color remark to describe the Jets defense after a Patriots win in November 2011. Revis called out Belichick for being “disrespectful” and “ignorant,” and chastised the coach for making the rivalry personal.
But Revis’s reception in Foxborough Tuesday was downright neighborly, now that he’s just No. 24 in pewter and black, working his way back from ACL surgery with the Buccaneers following an offseason trade. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.