NY Jets: Todd Bowles has final message for team

Dec 6, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 6, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports /
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The NY Jets are done for the year as all they can do now is prepare for the long off-season ahead. Head coach Todd Bowles had one final message for his team as they head into 2016.

One thing about Bowles is that he’s always been real, to the point and always in sync with his players as well as the media. The season finale to the Buffalo Bills will definitely be in the mind of many fans of the Jets for next few months but one thing about time is that it heals all.

The Jets controlled their destiny and all the pieces fell to the point where all they had to do was win and they’re in the NFL Playoffs. Sadly, the Jets fell short but shouldn’t let that tough loss define what was an incredible season.

Remember everyone, this team just a year ago was 4-12 and the laughingstock of the NFL. Now, thanks to everything Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan brought to the team, they have earned the respect of many and have much to look forward to. It usually takes about two to three years anyway for a culture to be built and executed to the point of playing dominating football from all aspects.

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There is no doubt in my mind that Bowles is the right guy for the job. Something about him that makes many believe he’s going to continue to get this team to where they need to be through accountability, hard work and having everyone on the same page to deliver major results in the future.

As players and coaches of the Jets empty out their lockers and head home for the off-season, Bowles had one final message to his team that sums up what the reality of the situation is. Here is what he said courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:

We lost. We own it. We made some strides. We didn’t make enough strides. From where we came from, we got better. We have a long way to go. It should sting. It should help us propel into next year, understanding what we have to do and work harder and win more games. 10-6 on the surface is an okay record, but it’s not enough to get in. Obviously, our goal is to get into playoffs and win the Super Bowl so we didn’t get that accomplished, but we have a lot of things to grow off of and learn from and we’ll go from there.

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While many fans are furious the Jets didn’t show up to annihilate the Bills, keep in mind, what’s done is done. All the Jets can do now is head into the off-season with their heads up high knowing they will have many more opportunities to take care of business in 2016. With Bowles at the helm, they will take everything from 2015 and use it to truly push the envelope come next season.

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