After Jamal Adams listened his name called at April’s breeze and knew he would be streamer to the Jets, he almost immediately suspicion about confronting Patriots parsimonious finish Rob Gronkowski in a local bout.
Nearly 5 months later, the rookie reserve will get his opportunity.
The Jets face the Patriots Sunday at MetLife Stadium with solitary possession of first place in the AFC East up for grabs.
“He’s a smashing talent. Everybody knows,” Adams pronounced of Gronkowski Thursday after use in Florham Park. “Future Hall of Famer, big-bodied guy. Definitely is going to widen the field, can really run all the routes, and we really got to get after him.”
Through 5 games, Gronkowski is third in joining in receiving yards among parsimonious ends with 318. He’s also held two touchdowns.
Adams is certain to see time locking down Gronkowski on Sunday, but negligence down the parsimonious finish will be a group effort.
“It’s really going to be a smashing matchup man,” Adams said. “But it’s not about the matchup. It’s about the team. It’s never about an individual. So we’re just looking brazen to the matchup with the Patriots.”
Adams, the No. 6 altogether collect out of LSU, has lived up to expectations so distant this season. However, he was very payable with his opening in Sunday’s win at the Browns, giving himself “below an F” for a grade.
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Adams was in coverage on David Njoku when the rookie parsimonious finish hauled in a diving one-handed touchdown in the third quarter.
“I’m my biggest critic, man,” Adams said. “I don’t like to give up touchdowns and we really don’t like to get held on.”
Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe) and using Bilal Powell (calf) both didn’t use for the second true day Thursday.
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Todd Bowles pronounced “it’s possible” Wilkerson could play Sunday but practicing. The toe injury, which Wilkerson sustained in last weekend’s win over the Browns, could need medicine if it doesn’t improve, according to Bowles.
Powell’s standing for Sunday stays up in the air. Starting using back Matt Forte (turf toe) used in a singular role for the second true day Thursday. Forte pronounced his toe is feeling “a lot better” as compared to two weeks ago. He was means to cut on the foot “a lot” over the past two practices.
“I wish to play,” Forte said. “I just go full speed like we know how, and if we feel good, we take it from there.”
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Unimpressed with how his section has been starting games, descent coordinator John Morton opted to speed up the gait of use this week.
The Jets gathered just 67 yards of sum offense in the first half Sunday in Cleveland.
“Right from stretch, boom, let’s go,” Morton pronounced Thursday. “It’s just the mindset. This is a major focus. Let’s make certain we come out – either it’s sound out there, it’s chaos, opposite snaps depends and things like that, let’s just make it diversion like and let’s come off.”
The Patriots sealed former Jets and Giants parsimonious finish Will Tye to their use patrol Thursday.
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