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 Jets LB C.J. Mosley said that Adam Gase's message to the team at the start of offseason workouts was clear:— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 17, 2019
He came here to beat the Patriots.
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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