If Jets fans were looking for another reminder of how the Patriots have owned the Jets over the years, Julian Edelman was more than happy to oblige.
Edelman, a former Patriots great and currently an analyst on Sunday’s “Fox NFL Kickoff,” appeared on FS1’s “The Herd” on Friday with Colin Cowherd’s co-host Jason Mackin. He slammed Tyre for being a Jets fan.
“I’m a Jets fan too,” Edelman laughed.
McIntyre was confused, “What?”
Edelman then landed a gut punch.
“Every time we play, we’re going to have the best stats and we’re going to get the win,” Edelman teased. “We won the division so it’s like two wins.” [which count extra in playoff tiebreakers]”
The Patriots’ buffeting of the Jets began in early 2000 when Bill Belichick announced his resignation as head coach, announcing his resignation in writing on a napkin just days after taking the job.
“Basically, the problem I had with this whole deal was that ultimately when this whole thing happened, there was no owner,” Belichick said in ESPN’s documentary “The Two Bills.” .
Belichick was the defensive coordinator on the Jets’ staff under longtime coach Bill Parcells and explained why he rejected the idea of becoming his successor.
“Mr. [Leon] Hess passed away before the 1999 season.There are two potential owners and that is [Woody] with johnson [Charles] Dolan,” Belichick continued in the documentary.
“I had never spoken to either of them, but they both had issues, and it was no longer Mr. Hess. That was the original agreement, in the original context in which we spoke. The whole ownership structure at that point was a major factor in my decision, much more so than personal relationships. ”
In recent years, the Patriots have defeated the Jets 14 times in a row and won 17 of 18 times.
The Jets, who host the Pats on Sunday, are no strangers to this streak.
Star wideout Garrett Wilson called years of suffering “unacceptable” in a radio interview earlier this week, and cornerback Sauce Gardner emphasized the need to turn things around.
“Obviously, that’s what we’re thinking. We haven’t beaten them yet in this one. 14 games or something?” Gardner said. “I wasn’t here. I can’t believe all 14 were here, coaches and players. I can’t really feel how all 14 feel, but it’s just a perception. We want to look at the positive side. We want to finish it.”