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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase made his objective clear — even if he comes across a little bit delusional in the process — in his first meeting with his new team: dethrone the New England Patriots from their perch atop the AFC East.
“[Gase]’s going for that one team that’s been winning every single year in this division,” New Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley said said in a conference call with New York reporters on Wednesday. “He said that’s one of the main reasons he came here and we all believe that and the guys that are new additions to the team, we’re pretty much here for the same reason. We know what team that’s been on top for a long time. We feel we have the tools and the players and the game plan is to get that done.”
Gase and the Jets should feel confident, too, with the offseason addition of Mosley, as well as running back Le’Veon Bell.
But Gase’s record says something totally different when it comes to ‘dethroning’ Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
Gase comes to the Jets after having posted a 23-25 in three seasons as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
The 41-year-old Gase also went just 2-4 against the Patriots during that three-year run with the Dolphins, too, and was 0-3 against the Patriots in Foxboro. In fact, the Patriots straight-up wrecked the Dolphins during Gase’s run in South Beach, winning by an average of 19.25 points in those four wins against Gase’s team. (Lest we forget that Gase would actually bring a 1-5 head-to-head against the Patriots to New York had it not been for the Miami Miracle, by the way.)
The Patriots as a team, meanwhile, have won the AFC East in 10 straight seasons, and 14 of the last 15 years overall.
The Patriots and Jets will first meet in Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season.
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