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Todd Bowles is the perfect guy for the job

Dec 13, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles reacts against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles reacts against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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One year after the New York Jets hired head coach Todd Bowles, it’s safe to say they made the right decision for the future of the franchise.

Recently, official team reporter of the New York Jets Eric Allen joined Bud and the Manchild on ESPN Radio to talk about the latest happenings around head coach Todd Bowles. Host of BMC Jim Lerch, phrased it perfectly, “It’s been the perfect storm”, and it really has been for the Jets.

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Back in January of 2009, when the Jets decided to sign Rex Ryan as their new head coach it signaled the beginning of an era. At the time, Ryan was the perfect storm for the Jets. The team was filled with veterans with a team in a win-now mode, with a Super Bowl ready roster.

They needed confidence and Ryan brought that in troves, eventually, his whole routine got old and when he couldn’t fulfill his Super Bowl guarantee it was only a matter of time. Then owner Woody Johnson got a seasoned staff together to help him make the hire of Bowles.

So we asked EA about the polar coaching extremes from Ryan to Bowles and how that fit has worked with the Jets, he talked about how even though the Jets missed the NFL Playoffs in year one, they still have a bright future with Bowles at the helm.

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Bowles has had a successful track record as an assistant coach, he was bestowed the Assistant Coach of the Year under the tutelage of head coach Bruce Arians back in 2015 with his time on the Arizona Cardinals.

Another thing that Bowles has going for him is his experienced perspective.

Not only has Bowles had nearly 20+ years of coaching experience but he’s also had eight years of playing experience.

He can relate with the players like Ryan, but without crossing that line as a coach.

“He’s a no nonsense kind of guy”, something Ryan was often criticized here with the Jets during his tenure. One of the things that I pulled away from the interview, was EA’s honesty as a media member when it came to Bowles’ responses:

“He’s not very expansive in his answers, but with that being said with the media. He’s very direct, he’ll answer your question, but he’s not going to sit there for a long time and entertain you. He’s always been the guy that keeps his head down, this is my message to our guys and we’re going to be even-keeled throughout the year.”

Bowles has been through the ringer, literally as a coach and as a player for decades. Bowles has been tested early and often as a head coach with the Jets.

Whether it be the Sheldon Richardson situation last July, the IK Enemkpali last year during training camp, or even some of the contract stand-offs now with Ryan Fitzpatrick or Muhammad Wilkerson, Bowles has handled everything well. There’s been no easy road for Bowles early on in his young head coaching career and he has rolled with the punches.

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The title reads, “Todd Bowles is the perfect guy for the job”, the job for Bowles is to bring a championship to a starved organization that hasn’t had a parade in over 45+ years. Early on, it seems like the Jets made the right coaching hire for the present and the future of this franchise.

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