Quincy Enunwa thinks Jets could dethrone the Patriots

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The Patriots have owned the AFC East, winning it every year from 2003 through 2017, with the exception of 2008. Inevitably, another team will win the division. Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa thinks it could be his team.

After saying on one radio show last week that the Patriots are “vulnerable” and that the Jets are “capable” of knocking them off, Enunwa reluctantly reiterated the point while appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

After brushing off his prior comments by saying “I just wanted to agree” with the hosts, Enunwa said as to the Patriots being vulnerable, “I think they may be.” Added Enunwa, “I also think that we’re capable of finally dethroning them. I think that we’ve always been. It’s just about getting over that hump of finishing games. Not to add more bulletin board material for them, but I think for us, we’re hyper-confident and believe that we can do that.”

Teams constantly worry about providing bulletin board materials to other teams, and for good reason. Hokey as it may seem, bulletin-board material works. (Even if bulletin boards have gone the way of cassette decks and cathode ray tubes.) The fact that the Patriots do may be one of the reasons why the Patriots simply keep taking care of business. Regardless, at some point the Patriots won’t be able to keep taking care of business the way they used to. Whether it’s the Jets, Bills, or Dolphins, someone at some point will knock them off.

51 responses to “Quincy Enunwa thinks Jets could dethrone the Patriots

  1. Did someone expect him to say the Jets will be happy coming in 2nd or 3rd, or 4th? If you don’t go in believing you can win, you probably won’t.

    Any given Sunday also works for any given season. I for one hope the Jets give them a challenge. I never thought I’d see these words coming off my keyboard but it is getting a bit tedious knowing you’re in the playoffs, in April. Then again, the Jets have won a few games VS NE. The foot game stands out.

  2. You are talking about the worst team in the division dethroning the best team in the conference…keep dreaming Enunwa, the sky’s the limit!

  3. All it would take is:

    1 – Brady, Belichick, and Gronk retiring

    2 – the Jets drafting a several excellent players

    3 – Sam Darnold developing into an excellent QB

    1 will happen in a few years. 3 could well happen. But 2 I have my doubts on.

  4. This is the time of the year for optimism. Hope is suppose to get you by until the pads and the eye black gets put on.

  5. what a bold prediction, at some point in the infinite future, the patriots will lose. the fact that anyone would print such a silly statement is a testament to the unprecedented brilliance af belichick and brady.

  6. Nofoolnodrool says:
    April 30, 2018 at 10:28 am
    No need to look any further as to why NE will win the division again. Delusion reigns supreme.

    Interesting comment from the King of Delusia. Land.

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    Yeah….this kid’s statement is almost as funny as Mike Tomlin or one of his players saying such a thing eh?

  7. Talk about giving the Patriots bulletin board material. They don’t need any help from an idiot talking trash.
    Wait until the season starts, no one has any clue what any team will be like today. Stupid remark.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    April 30, 2018 at 10:16 am
    No need to look any further as to why NE will win the division again. Delusion reigns supreme.
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    tylawspick6 says:
    April 27, 2018 at 10:05 am
    LOL

    Arrogance is a nasty, nasty thing.
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    A Patriots fan would know, right?

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    Yup. Arrogance is a nasty nasty thing. And you wonder why people despise Patriots fans. Hint – it isn’t because of jealousy.

  9. The Pats are loaded. The Jets are still rebuilding and this guy has not even caught a pass from a recent 2 year starter at the NCAA level.

    These kinds of players on the Jets, are why they’re losers.

    I’d be cringing if I was a Jets fan. Cringing.

  10. You talk up your team. Nothing wrong with that. Never call an opponent out though. Calling the best team in the conference vulnerable is just stupid.

  11. gcsuk says:
    April 30, 2018 at 10:44 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    April 30, 2018 at 10:16 am
    No need to look any further as to why NE will win the division again. Delusion reigns supreme.
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    tylawspick6 says:
    April 27, 2018 at 10:05 am
    LOL

    Arrogance is a nasty, nasty thing.
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    A Patriots fan would know, right?

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    Yup. Arrogance is a nasty nasty thing. And you wonder why people despise Patriots fans. Hint – it isn’t because of jealousy.

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    My goodness. Your response is what I am talking about here.

    So, you thinking a mouthy WR of a perennially awful team who has a new QB, running his yap in April, somehow means Pats fans are arrogant?

    Could it be, that Jets fans, their owner, etc, all started this stuff over 20 yeras ago with sneaking around and tampering with Parcells, only to continue to be envious of the Pats, thinking running their collective mouths and reading their press clippings is the way to earn a division title?

    I got news for you: Even if the Jets magically won the division aka if Brady got hurt, NE would get 1 of the wildcards and probably knock the Jets out in the playoffs.

    That’s how bad the Jets are. To insinuate the calendar flips and it means there is a chance to “dethrone” the Pats, just because, is the height of arrogance.

    The lack of respect towards the hard work NE puts in, is stunning. And yes, VERY arrogant.

  12. I wonder how many games he believes the Jets are going to win and how many the Patriots will win. The Patriots won’t be vulnerable to an 8-8 team and that’s the upside for the Jets. The Bills have no experience at quarterback and the Dolphins decimated their team (although Suh and Landry were both overrated).

  13. Remember that time Jets fans paid to fly airplanes around their own stadium calling for the firing of the head coach and GM?

    They didn’t even use jets.

  14. There is still no team in the AFC East that matches up position for position with the Patriots post draft. Any AFC team can win a game against the Patriots. In their best years the Patriots have often gone 4-2 in the division. It’s normal. However, can a team in the division sweep the Patriots? It hasn’t happened in the Brady era. More importantly, can that same team go at least 7-3 in their non division games so they end up with 11 wins? Has seldom happened. Dolphins in 2001 and 2008, and they won the division in 2008. Jets in 2010, and they beat the Patriots in the playoffs.

    11 wins is the real mark to have a chance to win the division based on how good the Patriots are at the moment.

  15. further to my previous comment, AFC East teams play the Patriots twice. All they need is a split, and they often get it. Split with Patriots, sweep other two division teams gets them 5 wins. Then 7-3 in the other 10 games gives you 12 wins. The question isn’t whether they can beat the Patriots at all… It’s if they can get 10 or 11 wins in the other 14 games. That’s what the Patriots do. That’s why they win the division.

  16. I guess that if you play in the NFL and it’s not for NE, then you should have no confidence in your ability to win.

    And if you are an NFL fan and you root for another team besides NE, then you should be perfectly content with “runner up”.

    “The lack of respect towards the hard work NE puts in, is stunning. And yes, VERY arrogant”

    So no other team puts in hard work? Every team works just as hard to win. Sometimes that hard work pays off, sometimes not. It certainly paid off for the Eagles and the Giants (twice).

    Talk about lack of respect and VERY arrogant.

  17. I don’t mind him saying these things at all. It’s not based in reality, but fine. The Patriots don’t need bulletin board material at all to handle the Jets, but it doesn’t hurt, and I’m sure his coach will let him know the folly of doing that.

    When Brady retires, and only until then, will the stranglehold on the division (and essentially the entire league) be released.

  18. Belichick will eat Sam Darnold alive. I can see this kid throwing multiple picks against the Patriots.

  19. I think its certainly not likely in the immediate future and I would not deign to predict 3-4 years from now for any team. But I also think the immediate future for the Jets does look better than it has in the past. They did well in the draft and should be happy with this offseason in general. They added good players and really do have a better coach that a lot seem to credit him for. They still do have a ways to go but as far as stacking up against the Patriots they are better than the past and given they always play the Patriots tough they have at least a chance of stealing a game. As far as winning the division over them though thats a pretty long shot. They also have to note that the Bills have been playing their cards betterthan in the past and will challenge all of their division rivals.

    Its not lost on me that in both cases where I speak of teams handling themselves better than in the past the improvement started right after they got out from under Rex Ryan. For a guy that had it in for the Patriots he spent years being a blessing to them far more often than not.

  20. Smart players brag AFTER they win something.
    Stupid players brag BEFORE they win anything or, in the Jesters case, before they even prove they are a real team.
    Sure, the Jets have a real coach in Bowles, but it is still the hopeless Jesters until they actually win enough games to be over .500 and become relevant.

  21. When are guys going to learn not to make predictions or guarantees? Have they not seen enough of them never pan out? Even if this did happen, Lamar Jackson has already guaranteed that the Ravens will win the Super Bowl. The Jets are out of luck. Dummies never learn.

  22. So no other team puts in hard work? Every team works just as hard to win. Sometimes that hard work pays off, sometimes not. It certainly paid off for the Eagles and the Giants (twice).

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    Not as hard as the Pats, no. I saw it firsthand at a scrimmage of the Saints and Pats. NE’s drills move at breakneck speed, to the point

    And, I don’t care if Eli Manning’s wounded duck throws with his eyes closed worked a decade ago as my own offense underachieved in both games.

    The fact is, NE works harder than everyone else and is more disciplined with proven results from these disciplines from the top down.

    It’s just that simple. No other franchise has such a streamlined process in terms of teambuilding and sustaining it, hence why they’ll go to their 8th straight conf title game in January.

    Read that again if you need to. What sports team goes to 8th straight of anything?

    They’ve single-handedly slowed down NFL growth, debunking the concept of parity, too.

    Again, you’re delusional.

  23. bullcharger says:
    April 30, 2018 at 10:58 am
    There is still no team in the AFC East that matches up position for position with the Patriots post draft. Any AFC team can win a game against the Patriots. In their best years the Patriots have often gone 4-2 in the division. It’s normal. However, can a team in the division sweep the Patriots? It hasn’t happened in the Brady era. More importantly, can that same team go at least 7-3 in their non division games so they end up with 11 wins? Has seldom happened. Dolphins in 2001 and 2008, and they won the division in 2008. Jets in 2010, and they beat the Patriots in the playoffs.

    11 wins is the real mark to have a chance to win the division based on how good the Patriots are at the moment.

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    I agree.

    I think Wynn, Michel, Dawson and maybe Berrios can start and/or contribute immediately. BB also has made small, but important FA signings for continuity (Burkhead, Flowers, Waddle). These are important with a lot of guys, key guys coming back (Edelman, Hightower, Mitchell and Valentine).

    Heck, I’d even put new nickel/dime starter Jon Jones in that group.

    And, then the trades of Shelton and McCourty, are big. Those guys will improve both spots.

    This is all the media piling on when the Pats are down off of a SB loss, which is sort of comical to me.

    It basically means NE has to win a SB every year for people to believe they’re not going to just fade off, which is completely irrational in more ways than one.

    The commissioner makes up scandals to steal draft picks without fans getting wise to his cheating and we lose conf title games due to B Squads not being able to pull it off and SBs when we have missing 1st rd picks stolen by institutionalized cheating from 345 Park Ave.

    The 11 wins from Vegas is the easiest money anyone can ever take.

    The team is still technically loaded, because of a strong offseason by BB/Caserio, and almost the entire 2017 draft class being red-shirted for one reason or another.

  24. Darnold was never “exceptional” in his collegiate campaign.

    Darnold = Matt Leinart + John David Boo-tay (Booty) + The Sanchize (Mark Sanchez) + Matt Barkley + Cody Kessler, but not < (not greater than) Carson Palmer lol

    Darnold could be better than Ryan Fitz-fizzle-patrick, but not a better passer than Geno (Smith).

    Sigh, “Gangrene”

  25. I have been a Pats fan from the inception of the AFL. Every team starts with the same record, 0-0.

  26. The Jets lucked into Sam Darnold. Good for them, they need some good luck for a change.

    But the JETS are long, long way off from dethroning the Patriots.

    Todd Bowles doesn’t yet understand Basic Clock Management.

    The Jets have some good young players, particularly on Defense, but they have a long way to go and still need to get some more good drafts under their belt.

  27. On the one hand its easy to laugh at this.

    On the other if you don’t believe you can win you aren’t very likely to. I’ve seen many times teams play the Pats who had the deer in the headlights look to them. In those games the moment the Pats got up a score or two the game was over as the other team folded because they had no faith in themselves to come back.

    So while it may not be realistic, I’ll give the kid credit for at least believing in himself and his team.

  28. The Pats will finally come back to the pack in the AFC Least once it is worthy of being called the AFC East again. Has not been the case for Brady’s entire career there.

  29. @Braz – he’s the lie to your claim: Brady v Steelers is 11-2, despite 8 of those games in Pitt.

    Even when Brady and Belichick retire in 2020-22, I don’t see Jets as ousting the Pats because of the ownerships. The Kraft family are class and the heavily involved Kraft Jr has his head screwed on. The Pats will drop back to more like their late 1990s team – a contender, while the 50+ yrs Jet drought will continue as they emulate the Bungles.

  30. Just because the Patriots have reigned supreme for a long time doesn’t mean it will be over anytime soon. Things in life never go how you expect. As long as Brady and Bellacheck are ther they will carry on as normal until the others start getting better and we will have to wait and see on that front. And who’s to say they don’t develop or find another QB. This could go on for another 15 years. You might be waiting a long time if your waiting for them to go downhill.

  31. The Jets, like the Dolphins had a good draft, but neither
    is ready to dethrone New England!
    When and IF Belichick & Brady call it quits, then the rest
    of the AFCE can breath a sigh of relief!
    Oh failed to mention Buffalo…..OK your mentioned!

  32. “We can’t control what other teams think they can do, we can only control what we do. We can work hard, stay laser focused, take no days off, do our jobs and take it one practice, one game, one play at a time.” – Patriots Players/Coaches/Ownership/Nation

    That’s why there won’t be any dethroning going on around here for a long time.

  33. I have no problem with players being confident but if Tannehill, sorry if the spelling is wrong, is healthy than the Jets are the third most likely team in the division to unseat NE even if this vulnerability exists. Though we always hear year after year, after year, after year, after year that the Patriots are ripe for the taking. I’m not sure if I agree this is the year but eventually it will be, I guess. Maybe?….

  34. tylawspick6 says:
    April 30, 2018 at 10:16 am
    No need to look any further as to why NE will win the division again. Delusion reigns supreme.
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    However, the slow =n comment from tylawspcik6 just reminds how weak he is and everything Jets gets under his skin. Patriots fan obsessed with the Jets – Ironic and pathetic.

    Enunwa should keep his mouth shut since within a few years evolution will take care of the Patriots without anyone’s help.

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