Jets' Enunwa Embraces Team's New Look: Feels Like A 'Fresh Start'

Wide Receiver Entering Fifth Season In New York

Tiki and Tierney
September 03, 2019 - 5:17 pm
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) catches the ball during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field

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New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is embracing the moves his team made over the last few months. 

The Jets improved their offense, signing running back Le'Veon Bell. They signed linebacker CJ Mosley and drafted tackle Quinnen Williams during the 2019 NFL Draft to bolster their defense. Add a newly introduced jersey, new head coach Adam Gase and general manager Joe Douglas, it's hard to completely ignore the Jets overhaul. Enunwa joined Tiki and Tierney on Tuesday to discuss how it feels like a "fresh start" for Gang Green.

"Just everything is new," Enunwa said. "It doesn't even feel like the old team anymore. So it just feels like we're having a fresh start.

"I haven't been to the playoffs so I don't know what that feels like. But I think just personally, it's definitely a different team. I feel like it's trending in the right direction."

Bell's four-year, $52.2 million deal highlighted the Jets offseason. In 2017, he ran for 1,291 yards and recorded 655 receiving yards before he sat out the following season due to a contract dispute. The 27-year-old is expected to lead the Jets' backfield. But how will Bell, who didn't play a single preseason game, fit into Gase's scheme?

"He's one of the hardest working guys on the team," Enunwa said. "Every day, he comes to work. He puts his hard hat on and he's ready to compete. He does extra work. He doesn't complain. I'm ready to see what he does on the field because if a guy that's working that hard, you know that's going to translate to success." 

On Monday, the Jets announced Hines Ward as the team's offensive assistant. Enunwa feels that having the Super Bowl MVP, who recorded 12,083 receiving yards over his career, will substantially benefit the Jets' wide receivers. 

"He's one of those guys that's always going to make you work hard," Enunwa said. "He's going to keep you honest and that's one thing he's been doing the whole time he's been here. He's just making sure that we're working hard but always playing at our best. He's seen what we're capable of doing so he knows we should always be able to put that in every time. That's something he's been pushing us to do every day."

Click below to listen to Enunwa's interview in its entirety.