Belichick raves about competitiveness of Jets

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Earlier this week, Patriots coach Bill Belichick made Josh McCown seem like Joe Namath. Belichick now has made McCown and his teammates seem like the rest of the ’68 Jets.

Asked Friday by reporters about the degree of competitiveness the Jets have shown, Belichick said this: “High. Very high. I mean, you look at the play in the Miami game. That’s a great example right there where McCown goes back to pass, [Cameron] Wake kind of flushes him up in the pocket. [Ndamukong] Suh hits him as he’s throwing the ball. The ball goes sideways off to the right. Is it a fumble? Is it an incomplete pass? Miami’s got one guy running to the ball. The Jets have four guys running to the ball and, ultimately, McCown ends up recovering a fumble 25 yards off to the side of the play and they got four guys right there.

“He came up with it but it could have been one of the other three guys, too. Miami’s got one guy there. I think that’s a good example of their competitiveness as a team. They hustle, they tackle. They’re alert.”

Belichick pointed to other examples that prove his point.

“They’ve taken advantage of the fourth-and-21 play against Jacksonville on a fake punt or [Marcus] Williams catches a ball and breaks a couple of tackles, gets a first down,” Belichick said. “Last week against Cleveland, they’re out of field goal range with six seconds [left]. They run an out-of-bounds play, kick a 57-yard field goal, win by three. Exchange punts against Jacksonville in overtime with two minutes to go, get a punt return, kick a field goal, and win in overtime.

“I mean, the other team has as good a chance at winning as they did. I’d say they outcompeted them, out-executed them, outperformed them in critical situations. I mean, look, it’s a two-point play against Buffalo to tie the game at the end of the third quarter. That was a very competitive game, too. Even I would say in the Oakland game even though they didn’t win that game, they fell behind at halftime, but I thought they competed very hard through the end of the game.”

So, basically, Belichick is sold on where the Jets currently are.

“They’ve played good at the end of games,” he said. “They’ve played good for 60 minutes. They play hard. I mean, whoever is saying that I don’t know what games they are watching. Maybe it’s fantasy football or some garbage. I don’t know. I don’t know how you can watch that team play and not think they’re one of the most competitive teams we’ve played.”

We’ll see how competitive the Jets are come Sunday, when the Patriots come to town for what will be an unlikely battle for first place in the AFC East. You can either choose to watch the game, or you can watch something else. Maybe fantasy football or some garbage.

27 responses to “Belichick raves about competitiveness of Jets

  1. “They play hard. I mean, whoever is saying that I don’t know what games they are watching. Maybe it’s fantasy football or some garbage. I don’t know.”

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    This is one (of the many) reasons I love BB. No b.s., not one bleep given to reporters’ feelings, just straight football and respect where respect’s due.

  2. See? Even BB can find the good in everything … But his biggest fans (TyLaw) cannot. They need to troll and disparage…

    Sad really.

  3. “He came up with it but it could have been one of the other three guys, too. Miami’s got one guy there. I think that’s a good example of their competitiveness as a team. They hustle, they tackle. They’re alert.”

    This made me think of two things…
    1)Sounds like a subliminal diss towards the Dolphins effort or lack thereof
    2)Next time the Pats and Dolphins play he will be saying how great that one Dolphins player effort was and how they should be taken serious as a team based off those efforts lol

  4. I have always wondered how long BB has to think, to blabber something good about every team they play?? It is quite comical, actually, to hear this every week!!!

  5. I’m obviously not a Pats fan, but I think Belichick’s strategy is brilliant. Opposing football players want to be respected. If they feel disrespected, they will be angry and try to knock Patriots out of the game. I think all this praise takes a little bit of the edge off the other team, consciously or unconsciously.

  6. He may be blowing smoke, but he won’t take any team lightly. Going back the last few seasons they have beaten the Jets by single digits-3,2,1,7 and 5 points since 2013 (less than 4 points on average if you take out the one blowout defeat last Christmas Eve) and lost to them a couple of times the past few years in 2013 and 2015…division game he knows to not take lightly…

  7. All he is really doing is motivating his own team. The Jets are playing with house money and the Patriots have everything to lose this game. They know Brady’s time is running out and their play hasn’t matched Brady’s will to win. The Jets on the other hand have some momentum coming into this game which usually isn’t the case and the Pats are shorthanded to boot.

    Should be a close game.

  8. heelstrojans28 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 11:42 am
    He praises every team every week and you guys still report it as legitimate news

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    I was going to say the same exact thing! Every week there is a post about Belichick praising whatever team they’re scheduled to play next. Why??? Is news so stagnate that we need a weekly quote from Belichick to fill space?

  9. The adoration of this man is beyond amusing. He is a ball coach, hasn’t cured cancer, insured world peace, or solved the ufo question yet grown men fawn over him like he walks on water…..really? Just a ball coach no more no less.

  10. jetsmmt says:
    October 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm
    All he is really doing is motivating his own team. The Jets are playing with house money and the Patriots have everything to lose this game. They know Brady’s time is running out and their play hasn’t matched Brady’s will to win. The Jets on the other hand have some momentum coming into this game which usually isn’t the case and the Pats are shorthanded to boot.

    Should be a close game.

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    this could not be any more inaccurate

    all pats players practiced but rowe

    burkhead is back, gronk back, hightower and slater 1 more week back fresh, etc..

    meanwhile, powell out, old man with turf toe, 12 mil per wilkerson
    with a shoulder issue

    your team got outproduced and outplayed by the browns last week

    the browns

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 11:41 am
    lol

    – Pats Fans
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    Just remember Pats homer that Mark Sanchez once eliminated the Patriots from the playoffs. Yep, the butt fumble guy.

  12. Jets 3-2
    New England team 3-2
    “You are what your record says”
    Overlook your opponent, or, fall into a confidence in your own team and you will lose. I see this as a trap game for the New England team.

  13. He does this with every team, but the Pats have everything to lose in this game and he knows it best not to say something stupid when going into a game like this one.

  14. the jets have stretches where they look really good but also have them where they look horrendous…it should be close but pats should win

  15. What makes this impressive isn’t that BB is just praising the other team, it is the fact that he is pulling out play after play from different games that serve as examples. When he’s not in a grumpy mood, Hoodie gives you a glimpse into just how prepared he and his staff are every week.

  16. lol

    – Pats Fans

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    Biggest pats homer out there, doesn’t realize that the last 4 seasons in Metlife, the jets have played 4 close games and won 2 of them. Arrogance is what describes this franchise, from the cheating coach all the way down to the loudmouth fans.

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