Bill Belichick: Sam Darnold couldn’t get better coaching than he does


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Jets head coach Adam Gase doesn’t have many supporters in his own backyard, but he received a positive review from one of his peers on Wednesday.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked about Jets quarterback Sam Darnold at his press conference on Wednesday. Belichick praised the third-year starter and the way he is preparing to play.

“I don’t think there is a shortage of talent or playing ability. . . He’s an athletic guy with a big build, a big arm, tough to attack in the pocket, a good outlook and he’s well trained. . . . I don’t think he could get better coaching that where he is, ”Belichick said, via Ben Volin of the Globe de Boston.

Gase is 9-22 in two seasons as head coach of the Jets heading into Sunday’s game against the Patriots. It’s generally expected to be his last game with the Jets, but the Patriots need a quarterback coach with Jedd Fisch at the University of Arizona and Gase was on staff for the Patriots offensive coordinator. Josh McDaniels with the Broncos.

If nothing were to come to fruition on that front, Belichick’s words could help Gase with a job offer elsewhere.


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