AFC East Notes: Bills, Jets, Patriots

     

Bills

Bills RB LeSean McCoy is expecting a big jump for QB Josh Allen in his second season. 

“He looks better,” McCoy said via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. “I think he looks more confident. I think last year he just played off of talent. Sometimes, when quarterbacks are really talented, you overlook how smart they really are. Josh is smart.”

Jets

The Jets gave WR Quincy Enunwa a four-year extension this offseason, but there’s a potential out for the team after two years. Enunwa has struggled to stay healthy so far in his career and that’s a point of emphasis for him in 2019. 

“It’s a fine line with him,” HC Adam Gase said via the NY Daily News’ Manish Mehta. “He is a physical player. He’s a big man. When he gets to the secondary, he’s a tough guy to bring down. We were on opposite teams last year and he carried about 12 guys on his back for about 10 yards. At some point, you’d like him to go down. When you know it’s getting too many, just going down and saving yourself for the next play because we’re going to need him.”

Enunwa’s ability after the catch has been his calling card, but he’s hoping to diversify his skillset under Gase. He was used primarily on screens and underneath passes to begin 2018 until a high-ankle sprain caused him to miss five games and sapped his explosiveness the rest of the season. 

“As I’ve gotten older and smarter, I’ve learned from other guys,” Enunwa said. “Obviously, I want to make as many plays as possible, but I was able to see the film and see plays where a lot of times it’s a lot smarter to get down.” 

Patriots

Patriots WR Julian Edelman says people inside the New England organization are as in the dark as people outside about what will happen with WR Josh Gordon, who has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL last December.

“I hope. I’m wishing for the best,” Edelman said in an interview with Pardon My Take via Pro Football Talk. “His situation is different. It’s a life situation and you’re pulling for him . . . to get better. And selfishly, I want him because he’s a really good football player and he can help us. I don’t know anything going into it. Like, legit. I’ve asked 30 people in the organization and outside, like, ‘Do you know what’s going to happen?’ And know one knows not one thing. So we’re just kind of sitting and waiting to see what the circumstances are going to be with him. He’d be a really good tool to have. He balls.”

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