This is how the toughest season of Darrelle Revis' career is ending, the sounds of 15-foot waves crashing on the beach, palm trees swaying and leis draped around the necks of players at the Pro Bowl.

"This was a surprise to me," Revis said of his Pro Bowl selection, "especially with all that happened this year, coming off the ACL injury and everything. It shows the respect players have for me in the league."

But Revis describes his first season in Tampa Bay as paradise lost.

The cornerback said coach Greg Schiano, fired after going 11-21 in two seasons, created a stressful environment that made it hard for players to perform.

"The atmosphere, I felt like, was real tense," Revis said. "Guys didn't like coming to work. That's one of the things you have to have, a stress-free atmosphere and environment. You're going to get everything out of everybody if it's stress-free and let people be who they are. I just didn't feel he did a very good job of that. It was a learning experience for him as well, and hopefully, if he ever gets another stab at it, he'll do things differently."

During a break from the Pro Bowl draft Wednesday, Revis described Schiano, whose only previous experience in the NFL came as a defensive assistant for the Bears from 1996-98, as unprepared to be a head coach due to his schemes and unwillingness to listen to his veterans. In fact, Revis said other players at the Pro Bowl described some of Schiano's schemes, particularly on defense, as a "joke."

"There's a difference between being a head coach and in control of the whole team and the whole organization at the time," Revis said. "Everybody's got their own schemes and what they bring to the table.