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Jets coach Adam Gase has no problem with Patriots running up score

Adam Gase, Jets

The New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 43-0 last Sunday and although some thought they ran up the score, New York Jets coach Adam Gase saw no issue with what Bill Belichick did.

“I like it,” Gase said Thursday via the NY Daily News. “But that’s just me.”

In most sports, there are unwritten rules, and one of them in football is to not run up the score. Gase has no issue with it because it’s not pee-wee football anymore.

“Nope,” Gase said. “It’s the NFL. This isn’t pee-wee football.”

Another reason that Gase has no issue with running up the score is that he knows how important the reps are early in the season. Even though they might be up 30 points, they can still get good things out of playing the starters and getting extra reps.

“Here’s how I look at this,” Gase explained. “It’s the second week of the season. The way that our league is structured now, those in-game reps are really valuable. Everything that you do in a game, especially at the beginning of the year, it’s going to help you get better for the mid-part to the end of the season.”

The Jets and Patriots face off on Sunday with the Patriots sitting as 23-point favorites. Don’t expect Belichick to change his tune going into this game, so if he has the chance, they are going to try and run up the score. Maybe Gase will have a different opinion if the Patriots drop 50 on the Jets.