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Adam Gase says he won't complain if Patriots destroy Jets Sunday

Adam Gase says he won't complain if Patriots destroy Jets Sunday

It seems like New York Jets head coach Adam Gase is fully prepared for the New England Patriots to blow his team out of the water Sunday. 

The Patriots have outscored their opponents 76-3 through two games this season, and very well could run up the score on the Jets this weekend. It sounds like Gase, though, doesn't mind New England going full throttle to start the 2019 campaign. 

“I like it,” Gase said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “But that’s just me."

Gase backed up his statement with a little context, noting that keeping your foot on the gas throughout the game will better prepare you for tough matchups toward the end of the season.

“Here’s how I look at this,” Gase said. “It’s the second week of the season. The way that our league is structured now, those in-game reps are really valuable. Everything that you do in a game, especially at the beginning of the year, it’s going to help you get better for the mid-part to the end of the season.”

“So, what we get to do at practice per week and training camp, how (little) contact that you have, the spring and all those types of things. These in-game reps whether you’re up, down, whatever it is — they’re all important. So, if you get in this situation, you want to keep playing. Because those are going to be valuable four or five weeks down the road. I mean, there really is value to that.”

At this point, if New England does in fact give the Jets a beating, Gase will look like a fool if he complains about it postgame. It'll be kind of hard to put all the blame on him, though. With both Sam Darnold and Trevor Siemian sidelined, 2018 sixth-round pick Luke Falk will make his first start at quarterback for the Jets.

The Patriots and Jets will square off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Gillette Stadium before heading out to Buffalo the following week to take on the Bills. 

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NFL Power Rankings: How the AFC stacks up after Week 6

NFL Power Rankings: How the AFC stacks up after Week 6

I’ve always felt Columbus Day is the general line of demarcation in an NFL season. The sample size has gotten big enough so that teams know what’s an actual strength or weakness and not a false positive. Nobody’s a finished product by any stretch but this next stretch between now and Thanksgiving is when reality kicks in for pretty much everyone. For a lot of teams in the AFC, it already has.

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Patriots work out free agent receiver Quincy Adeboyejo and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins ahead of Week 7

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Patriots work out free agent receiver Quincy Adeboyejo and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins ahead of Week 7

Ahead of their Week 7 matchup against the Jets, the Patriots reportedly worked out free agent wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins, according to Howard Balzer.

Adeboyejo, a 6'3, 197-pound wideout from Ole Miss, went undrafted in 2017 and spent a season on the Ravens practice squad before getting waived with a non-football injury designation.

He then caught on with the Jets late in training camp this year but was cut nine days after he signed. Adeboyejo played four seasons at Ole Miss, totaling over 1,400 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. His best season was his junior year in 2015, where he caught 38 passes for 604 yards and seven touchdowns. He did run a 4.43 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL Draft Combine, so if the Patriots are looking for a speed threat on the outside, he could theoretically stretch a defense. 

Pipkins is another undrafted free agent from the 2017 NFL Draft. The 25-year-old corner played three seasons at the University of Louisiana Monroe before he transferred to Oklahoma State for his final collegiate season. 

Pipkins then spent the 2017 season on the Packers and recorded six tackles in his debut. He was then traded to the Colts, released and claimed off waivers by the Lions, waived again and then signed with the Browns practice squad at the end of the 2018 season. Pipkins was cut by the Browns at the end of this year's training camp. 

It's unlikely the Patriots sign either player, but they do have a need at wide receiver and Bill Belichick has a history of snagging former Browns players, so they're at least doing their due diligence to possibly find another diamond in the rough. 

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