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Bill Belichick jokes about tenure as Jets head coach

Bill Belichick jokes about tenure as Jets head coach

Even Bill Belichick can't help but crack jokes about his (very) brief tenure as head coach of the New York Jets.

19 years ago on Jan. 4, 2000, Belichick abruptly resigned from his new position with the Jets one day after his introductory press conference. Belichick infamously announced his decision by writing on a napkin, “Due to the various uncertainties surrounding my position as it relates to the team’s new ownership, I’ve decided to resign as the head coach of the New York Jets."

On Monday, a day after reaching his ninth Super Bowl with New England, Belichick on OMF acknowledged new Jets head coach Adam Gase already outlasting him in New York.

It's safe to say Jets fans won't find Belichick's joke all that humorous.

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Jets writer says Adam Gase-led Jets will end Patriots' 'Evil Empire'

Jets writer says Adam Gase-led Jets will end Patriots' 'Evil Empire'

Many have attempted to predict the downfall of the Patriots' dynasty, and many have failed.

The latest to give it a shot? Jets beat reporter for the New York Daily News, Manish Mehta.

Mehta wrote a column Wednesday declaring that the Jets, now led by Adam Gase, will "end the Patriots' Evil Empire."

"The Evil Empire is resilient, ticked off and doling out giant middle fingers to the NFL universe during its latest run to the AFC Championship Game, but rest assured the team it despises the most will end its rule," Mehta wrote.

The Jets will kill the Patriots dynasty.

Yes, those Jets.

So, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady should revel in this oddly surprising run to the conference title game in Kansas City this weekend, soak up the moment whether or not they advance to the Super Bowl, and know this:

Sam Darnold and Adam Gase are coming."

Mehta goes on to claim Darnold will be "the best quarterback in the division for the next decade" and cite Tom Brady's age and Rob Gronkowski's decline as reasons for the Pats' imminent demise.

As the Patriots ready to take on the Chiefs in sub-zero temperatures for the AFC title, it's safe to say Gase and the Jets are the least of their concerns. Sure, the Jets are positioned to improve under Darnold and an offensive-minded head coach in Gase, but until improvements on paper translate to results on the field it'll be difficult to take predictions like Mehta's seriously.

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Worst thing about playing Patriots? Staying in Providence, says Bart Scott

Worst thing about playing Patriots? Staying in Providence, says Bart Scott

The Chargers landed at Providence's T.F. Green Airport Friday night (see tweet below) where, in addition to being greeted by temperatures in the teens, they'll be serenaded by hotel fire alarms in the wee hours and Patriots fans yelling at them "with microphones from the opposing buildings."

At least, that's what former Jets and Ravens linebacker Bart Scott recalled this week on his radio show. 

This week, Scott of WFAN in New York's "Carlin, Maggie and Bart" show, said staying in the Rhode Island capital, 25 miles from Foxboro, was "the worst experience ever" when he was a player.

Take a listen: 

"They're not bad fans; they're bad people. Like, if I saw some people in New Providence," Scott said, apparently confused by the name of the city he hates so much. "I would want to punch them in the face."

Sleep deprived or not, Scott, of course, famously got his revenge on Providence and New England, with the Jets' playoff victory at Gillette Stadium back in January of 2011:

Kickoff is 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Can't wait!

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