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On The Beat: Talking Peak Jets, Gregg Williams’ soft spot for Tom Brady & more with Brian Costello of the NY Post

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Every week, we up our prep on the Patriots’ next opponent with our “5 questions…” feature where we check in with a writer who covers New England’s next opponent. For this week’s game against the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets, we talk with old buddy Brian Costello of the New York Post. Check him out on Twitter here.

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1. Coz, what's going on down there? A QB with mono, a defensive stud getting benched, Adam Gase giving weird press conferences ... Is this peak Jets? Are these guys competitive at all?
Yes, it has already been a strange season. The Jets enter this game down eight players I thought would be starters in training camp (two on IR, two suspended, four injured). Sam Darnold having mono is one of the strangest things I have seen on my time around the Jets and I have seen some things. They have been competitive in the first two games. They led 16-0 against the Bills and then collapsed and lost 17-16. The defense fell apart in the fourth quarter after C.J. Mosley was injured. Last week, they played the Browns tough. The defense gave up one huge play. The offense was hindered by having Trevor Siemian and then Luke Falk at QB.

2. What have you seen from Gregg Williams' defense, and should the Patriots fear his defenders going after Tom Brady?