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    Jets quarterback Sam Darnold came on strong at the end of last season , throwing six touchdown passes and only one interception over the last four games. thanks to his new coach.Darnold told 98.7 ESPN that Adam Gase’s offense is going to excite Jets fans — and is exciting to the players as well.“We have the potential to make a huge step,” Darnold said, via . “We have a ton of really good pieces. We had a lot of the same guys who made a really big impact for us last year. We’re ready to do bigger and better things this year. I’m just really, really pumped and really excited for what’s to come.The offense is fun and unique. We’re going to do a lot of cool stuff and a lot of stuff that Jets fans haven’t seen in a while. I’m really pumped about that. I know we’re going to score points.”“For me and for a lot of Jets fans it should be really, really exciting to know that many guys on the team are really curious about what we’re doing and they’re buying in ,” Darnold said. “Everyone’s buying in. It’s a good feeling to have as a quarterback and as a fan base to know that all the guys are putting in the time and effort to be the best players they can and the best teammates they can be for me and the guys on the offense.”The Jets had one of the worst offenses in the NFL last year. Gase was brought in to change that, and Darnold thinks he’ll deliver. TAMPA, Fla. (AP)Super Bowl-winning Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy is the next inductee into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ Ring of Honor.The Bucs made the announcement Tuesday, saying Dungy will be honored at a halftime ceremony during the club’s nationally televised home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 24.Dungy won a Super Bowl as a player with the Steelers in 1978. He coached the Bucs from 1996-2001, compiling 54-42 regular-season record and transforming a struggling franchise into a championship contender.His .563 winning percentage with Tampa Bay is the best in club history. The Bucs made the playoffs four times, including 1999 , when they reached the NFC championship game. He was fired after the 2001 season, and his replacement, Jon Gruden, led Tampa Bay to its only Super Bowl title the following year.Gruden was inducted into the Ring of Honor last season. The Bucs have not made the playoffs since 2007 and haven’t won a postseason game since their 2002 Super Bowl run.Dungy, meanwhile, went on have a highly successful run from 2002 to 2008 as coach of the Indianapolis Colts , winning the Super Bowl capping the 2006 season.The coach, who still lives in Tampa, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.Dungy will be the 13th inductee into the Ring of Honor, a group that includes Hall of Famers Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks, as well as former coach John McKay , Doug Williams, and the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.—

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