NY Jets News: Todd Bowles brings fast results
The NY Jets have gotten off to a head start and are focused on the task at hand thanks to the style of coaching by Todd Bowles.
New coaches getting fast results with Falcons, Broncos, Jets by Associated Press (SportsIllustrated.com)
"It’s much the same in New York, where Todd Bowles has the Jets sitting at 3-1 – just one victory shy of their 2014 total. took over a winning team in Denver and kept it going, guiding the Broncos to a perfect start through the first month. Gary Kubiak"
Bowles has been a breath of fresh air and truly put his imprint on the Jets from the moment he arrived. Players respect him, they work hard for him and above all else, everyone is buying into the grand message the Jets are trying to establish this season.
It’s not easy to bounce back from a 4-12 season of last year to a red hot 3-1 start but the Jets have done so nicely. It’s not perfect but thanks to decent play by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, an incredibly tough defense and a potent running game, the Jets are looking to turn into a playoff contending team this season. They’re definitely on track with that in this point in time.
How Did You Become a New York Jets Fan? by David Vill (GangGreenNation.com)
"Some are probably more recent. Maybe you were a fan of USC and , or you are a loyal fan of Ryan Fitzpatrick and have switched over your loyalty from the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans. Perhaps you saw the NFL in London and decided to give the winning team a follow. Leonard Williams"
I know for me personally, I became a fan around the early 90’s. Ironically enough, I grew up as a fan of the New York Giants as a kid. It wasn’t until I started to see more Jets games and fell in love with their uniform and style of play that made me bleed green and white.
I’ve always loved the NFL and would watch as much football as possible while growing up but when I saw guys like Vinny Testaverde, Curtis Martin, Wayne Chrebet and at one point all led by legendary head coach Bill Parcells, I was hooked from the start. Plus being a fan of the Jets means you’re use to major heartache and never lose hope that maybe, just maybe, this could be our year. I’d like to at least go to one ticker-tape parade before my final days.
Chris Ivory Is Making His Impact Felt by Randy Lange (NewYorkJets.com)
"Ivory today was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week in an online vote by football fans. He also was a finalist for the award his opening-week performance against Cleveland, and he was nominated twice and won it once in 2013. With the award, the New York chapter of the American Red Cross will receive a $2,000 donation in Ivory’s name."
Words can’t express how impressed I am by Ivory and everything he’s done so far this season. Initially worried by his groin injury that sidelined him in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Ivory has bounced back and looks like he didn’t miss a beat from the game he missed.
So far this season, Ivory has totaled 314 rushing yards on 63 attempts for 3 touchdowns and an amazing average of 104.7 yards per game. He’s plowing through defenders and setting things up nicely on offense for the Jets. It’s no shock he won the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award in my book, he’s earned it.
Unstoppable Wilkerson makes Jets’ insincerity look foolish by Brian Costello (New York Post)
"Wilkerson has been an absolute beast for the Jets so far. He leads the team with 3.5 sacks, which is tied for fifth in the NFL. He has a forced fumble and 12 quarterback hurries."
To this day, I’m still pretty shocked that the Jets didn’t give Muhammad Wilkerson a new contract this past off-season. Expect to see him put up his best season yet in an effort to prove that he deserves every penny of a big contract as he rightfully deserves it. I worry the Jets will lose him in free agency next off-season because one better believe, his price will more than likely skyrocket thanks to what he ends this season with.
Wilkerson will also more than likely hold the lack of interest for a new contract against the Jets since there was plenty of time and money to get it done. Either way, it’s great to see the impact he’s had early on this season as he will no doubt continue to flourish for the Jets all year long.
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