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Ex-Patriots rival picks Tre'Davious White over Stephon Gilmore as NFL Defensive MVP

Ex-Patriots rival picks Tre'Davious White over Stephon Gilmore as NFL Defensive MVP

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is the best candidate for the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, but one former rival of the defending Super Bowl champions doesn't see the 29-year-old defensive back as the most deserving player for that honor.

Former NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who played 11 seasons from 2006 through 2016, tweeted Monday that his pick for the best defensive player in the league is Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White. 

White is having a tremendous season and his six interceptions is tied with Gilmore for the league lead. Gilmore has returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns, with the latest coming in New England's Week 15 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He's also allowed a passer rating under 35 on throws into his coverage and leads the league with 19 passes defensed. The 2018 All-Pro routinely shuts down the opposing team's best wide receiver as well.

Gilmore would be the first Patriots player ever to win the AP's NFL DPOY award, and his teammates already have begun to promote his candidacy on social media.

White admitted before Week 16 that he and Gilmore have exchanged texts over the last few months. Both of them were named to the Pro Bowl last week.

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Cromartie played 12 games against the Patriots in his career, with most of those meetings coming from his time with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets. His teams went 4-8 in those matchups, including a heartbreaking 2006 Divisional Round game where the Patriots defeated a 14-2 Chargers team on the road in dramatic fashion.

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New York Daily News roasts 'dumpster fire' Giants, Jets in latest sports cover

New York Daily News roasts 'dumpster fire' Giants, Jets in latest sports cover

The incompetence of the New York Giants and New York Jets will be on full display Sunday afternoon when these two teams square off at MetLife Stadium in one of the least watchable games of the Week 11 NFL schedule.

The back pages of the New York tabloids already are having fun with the matchup, including this sports section cover from the New York Daily News labeling Sunday's game as "Dumpster Fire '19."

The Jets are 1-7, which is tied for the second-worst record in the AFC. Starting quarterback Sam Darnold missed multiple games while battling mono, and in his second game back against the New England Patriots a clip of him on the sidelines saying "I'm seeing ghosts" was shown on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" broadcast. The mic'd up video quickly went viral and became an embarrassing story for Darnold, who was even trolled the following week by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Giants haven't fared much better. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones hasn't played particularly well, and star running back Saquon Barkley missed several games due to injury. The Giants are 2-7, but that's only good for the sixth-worst record in the league, so they might not even earn a top-five pick in the 2020 NFL Draft for this disastrous season.

One thing both of these teams have in common is getting throttled by the rival New England Patriots. The Giants lost 35-14 to the Patriots in Week 6, while the Jets were beaten by a combined score of 63-14 in their two meetings versus New England.

It's been a long, painful football season in New York, and the misery doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon.

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Jets' Jamal Adams has interesting way of comparing himself to Tom Brady

Jets' Jamal Adams has interesting way of comparing himself to Tom Brady

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams clearly thinks very highly of himself, and that was made pretty obvious during his availability with reporters Wednesday.

Rumors surfaced before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline that the Jets were engaged in trade talks with the Dallas Cowboys involving Adams. The Baltimore Ravens reportedly made a push to acquire Adams as well, but the Jets ultimately decided to keep their star defensive back.

Adams called out Jets general manager Joe Douglas on Twitter after the trade deadline passed. On Wednesday, Adams compared himself to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald by saying he's not a player the Jets should be taking trade calls on.

Check out his full comments in the SNY video below:

The best teams take calls on all players because you have to do what's best for the franchise. You have to listen if a rival club is going to massively overpay for one of your star players.

Adams is without question one of the best safeties in the league, but he's not at the level where his team should be hesitant about picking up the phone when opposing general managers call to talk about a trade.

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