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Jets rookie Quinnen Williams amusingly overestimates Tom Brady's age

Jets rookie Quinnen Williams amusingly overestimates Tom Brady's age

Walking soundbite Quinnen Williams gave us another gem over the weekend.

The Jets' new defensive tackle, who blessed himself after sneezing on draft weekend after New York took him No. 3 overall, said at the team's rookie orientation Friday he wants to sack "every last NFL quarterback" he faces.

That would include New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, whom Williams will see twice per year in the AFC East. So, why would sacking Brady be extra special?

"It’s crazy because Tom Brady started playing in the NFL before I was born," Williams said, via the New York Post. “To sack him would be amazing."

Wait: Is Brady really that old?

Well ... no. Williams was born in 1997 when Brady was a sophomore at Michigan, and TB12 wouldn't enter the league until 2000.

Still, it's crazy to think that if Brady hangs around a few more years -- until he's 45, say -- he could compete against players who literally weren't alive when he began his NFL career.

So, we'll forgive Williams the slight calculation error. It sounds like he's still adjusting to his status as an NFL player.

"I met Le’Veon Bell yesterday,” Williams said Friday. “I’m like, ‘Whoa, that’s Le’Veon Bell, the number one running back in the NFL.’ It’s just crazy."

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Terrell Owens 'would love to talk to (Antonio Brown) personally'

Terrell Owens 'would love to talk to (Antonio Brown) personally'

Antonio Brown is no longer a member of the New England Patriots and declared that he is done with the NFL in a tweetstorm on Sunday morning. But it seems that the NFL might not quite be done with him.

There have been rumors that several teams would be interested in signing Brown pending his legal situation. And now, one of the best receivers in the NFL history, Terrell Owens, is expressing an interest in talking with him amid his recent issues on and off the field.

"I would love to talk to (Antonio Brown) personally," Owens said recently, per Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. "We all go through life and we are going to make mistakes. They are going to be things that we look back upon. I am sure he will get to that point in his life but he has to do what’s best for himself. I understand to a degree what he’s doing and what’s going on with him."

Owens, of course, had numerous run-ins with his coaches and the media over the course of his NFL career. His flamboyant personality and propensity for showboating did get him an excess of media attention, so from that perspective, he understands Brown.

Owens would go on to say that anything he shares with Brown would be "private" and that he viewed Brown as innocent until proven guilty.

"If I share anything with Antonio it will be in private," Owens said. "Antonio is a good friend of mine it is unfortunate what is going on. I will say the guy is innocent until proven guilty just even with everything that has transpired with him."

We'll see if anything comes out of Owens' attempts to connect with Brown. Either way, Brown is no longer with the Patriots after his antics and it remains to be seen if another NFL team will actually be willing to take a chance on him.

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Patriots' point differential among best in NFL history through 3 games

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Patriots' point differential among best in NFL history through 3 games

Over the two decades of the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era in Foxboro, the Patriots have gotten used to setting records. And late in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Jets, it looked like they were well on their way to another.

Following a season-opening 33-3 win over the Steelers and a 43-0 shutout of the Dolphins, the Pats had rolled to a 30-0 lead, giving them a +103 point differential on the season, which would have been the best in NFL history through three games.

And despite late New York touchdowns on both special teams and defense, New England still has a +89 point differential this season. While it's not a record, it's still the third-highest for any NFL team since 1940.

The previous best point differential for a Patriots team through three games was +79 in their undefeated season of 2007.

And while those two late Jets scored ruined the Pats' chances at setting the NFL record for the fewest points allowed in the first three games of the season, they still set a new franchise-record in that department by a healthy margin.

New England's 17 points allowed through three games shattered the team's previous best mark — 33 points allowed through the first three games of the 1979 season.

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