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Jets coach Adam Gase told his players he came to New York to beat Patriots

Jets coach Adam Gase told his players he came to New York to beat Patriots

Adam Gase is committed to doing what few New York Jets head coaches have done in the last few decades -- enjoy success against the New England Patriots.

Gase was hired as Jets head coach in February shortly after being fired by the Miami Dolphins following three seasons in South Florida. The 41-year-old offensive guru went 2-4 versus Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots in three seasons with the Dolphins.

His early message to the Jets? He came to New York to take down the kings of the AFC East.

New York has lost six consecutive games to New England and seven of its last eight meetings. The Jets' last triumph over the Pats came in a 26-20 overtime win in Week 16 of the 2015 campaign. The Jets lost twice to the Patriots in 2018 by a combined score of 65-16. According to schedule leaks Wednesday, the Patriots and Jets will play in Week 3 and Week 7 (Monday night) in 2019.

Gase's team did make some notable improvements in the offseason. They made a splash in NFL free agency by signing running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Jamison Crowder to give young quarterback Sam Darnold more weapons on offense. New York also bolstered its defense with the signing of star linebacker C.J. Mosley.

Still, these additions aren't likely to be enough for the Jets to actually contend with the Patriots in the AFC East next season. You have to respect Gase's approach, though.

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Why Dontrelle Inman chose the Patriots: 'I like winning'

Why Dontrelle Inman chose the Patriots: 'I like winning'

The New England Patriots overhauled their receiving corps this offseason, and one of the additions to their team was Dontrelle Inman. The five-year NFL veteran joined the Patriots on a one-year deal after spending last season with the Indianapolis Colts.

And Inman's reason for joining the Pats was simple.

“I like winning,” Inman said via NESN's Doug Kyed. “It’s one of those things like being part of a winning organization, you want to try to help the team win. That’s why I made my decision.”

Inman made the playoffs for the first time last year with the Colts. Indianapolis went 10-6, earned the sixth seed in the AFC, and beat the Houston Texans before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round. Now, Inman wants more.

Given the fact that the Patriots have a need at wideout and have made the Super Bowl in three straight seasons, this seems like the perfect destination for Inman. He'll be able to fight for playing time with veterans Philip Dorsett, Maurice Harris, Demaryius Thomas, and a plethora of rookies to earn a role on a winning team.

If Tom Brady warms up to Inman, he could find the form that he had in the 2016 season when he caught 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns (all career highs). But at the least, if Inman can prove to be a reliable weapon, he should have a chance to replicate his numbers from Indianapolis (28 catches, 304 yards, three touchdowns).

And if Inman makes the roster, he will definitely have a chance to win.

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He's no Tom Brady: Patriots subtly troll Aaron Rodgers over beer chug

He's no Tom Brady: Patriots subtly troll Aaron Rodgers over beer chug

David Bakhtiari was just trying to have some fun with his quarterback.

The Green Bay Packers offensive lineman roped Aaron Rodgers into a beer-chugging contest Thursday night at the Milwaukee Bucks' playoff game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

To say Rodgers lost would be putting it kindly.

In Rodgers' defense, this was an unfair fight. Bakhtiari can put down beers like glasses of water. But as many on Twitter pointed out, there's another high-profile quarterback who recently chugged a beer in public ... with much more success.

The New England Patriots helpfully pointed their Twitter followers to this moment Friday.

Yes, that's QB Tom Brady during a 2018 appearance on "The Stephen Colbert Show" slugging a beer in less time than he stands in the pocket.

Here's a side-by-side of Brady vs. Rodgers, beer-chugging edition:

We're pretty sure this settles the "best NFL quarterback" debate once and for all.

For his part, Rodgers suggested he's just not a beer-chugging guy after the video went viral.

But excuses won't win you drinking contests ... or six Super Bowl titles.

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