AFC Notes: Adam Gase, Jets, Patriots

     

Adam Gase

Jets HC Adam Gase told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Bills that he made the decision to relinquish play-calling duties to OC Dowell Loggains this week. 

“I’ve been thinking about it for a while, just trying to figure out what’s going on, how come we’re not consistent, productive,” Gase said, via NJ.com. “All the situations you’re looking through every week, and just felt like it was the time to do it and just see how our guys would respond and see what our offensive staff could put together. My big thing was, it allowed me to take a step back and just really focus on every phase of our organization.”

  • Gase did, however, say that play-calling will be a week-to-week decision. (Brian Costello)

Jets

  • According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Jets have multiple teams who are interested in a potential trade for TE Chris Herndon
  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the Jets won’t trade QB Sam Darnold during the regular season. 
  • Rapoport adds the Jets have received inquiries regarding DL Quinnen Williams but a source said it will take much more than a second-pick to acquire the 2019 No. 3 overall pick, adding a more appropriate question would be: “How many second rounders?”
  • ESPN’s Rich Cimini mentions LB Avery Williamson and S Bradley McDougald as other players the Jets could ship out. 
  • Cimini notes the only real way Darnold can ensure his spot on the team in the future is to win enough games to take the Jets out of the running for the No. 1 overall pick. 
  • Gase announced that Kyle Phillips is out for the year with an ankle injury. (Connor Hughes)

Patriots

  • Per ESPN’s Mike Reiss, a section where the Patriots were mic’d up last week confirmed that OLBs coach Steve Belichick is the defensive play-caller. That had been assumed but no one had said it publicly yet. 
  • Tom Curran of NBC Boston mentions that Lions WR Marvin Jones is a potential trade candidate worth watching for the Patriots in the coming weeks.
  • Following Sunday’s game, Patriots HC  Bill Belichick was asked if Cam Newton will be the starter going forward: “Yeah, absolutely. Just wanted to get Stid a little experience there.” (Albert Breer)
  • Tom Pelisero reports that Patriots G Joe Thuney suffered a low-ankle sprain that’s believed to be minor. 
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