AFC Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

Dolphins

New Dolphins WR Danny Amendola explained during an appearance on the “Comeback Szn” podcast that HC Adam Gase is “one of the guys” while Bill Belichick is more of a “principal.”

Coach Gase is one of the guys, one of the boys, and you want to fight hard for your boys. Back in New England, it’s almost like you’ve got a principal, the principal’s office and s–t like that,” Amendola said, via Pro Football Talk.

Amendola explained that Gase is “one of the guys” and played a big role in him signing with Miami.

When free agency broke and I had the opportunity to talk to other teams and coaches and see what was out there, coach Gase called and he was cool fro the jump. We talked about football, we talked about life, we talked about Miami, we talked about New England, we talked about what we both had been through,” Amendola said. “He’s one of the guys and he works hard, he embraces the grind, he’s up at the facility 24/7 and he’s obsessed with the game. So any time you get around a coach like that, a coach you can relate to, a coach that will grind with the guys, you want to play hard for him.

Jets

  • Bryan Costello of the New York Post does not think Jets WR Jermaine Kearse is at risk of being cut and views him as the team’s “most dependable receiver” and a “security blanket” on offense.
  • Costello expects the Jets to use Kearse as an outside receiver opposite of Quincy Enunwa, but admits this could change if Terrelle Pryor has a strong training camp and preseason.

Patriots

Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal reports that Tom Brady, Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick have yet to hash out some of the reported issues they’ve been dealing with over the last year or so.

“According to multiple sources, nothing has been hashed out between the three of them, at least at this time,” Bedard writes. “That could certainly change as they come off vacation and ready for the season. But sources say the more likely scenario is that things are worked out slowly during camp—or not at all.

“Belichick continues to be irritated that Kraft has increasingly interjected himself into areas that were largely Belichick’s domain during his tenure with the Patriots. That includes the owner’s deference to Brady and his role in the retention of Josh McDaniels.”

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