As the New York Jets prepare for their final preseason game en route to the regular season, head coach Todd Bowles is not satisfied with the current state of the team.
Oh no, these are not those New York Jets of old. Remember the infamous mantra of “Same Old Jets” that resonated all across a fan base starving for a trip back to glory? Those days of bad memories and embarrassment are long gone now thanks to a new leadership regime that have the Jets on track to once again be a playoff contending team.
Head coach Todd Bowles not only knows how to field a top-notch defense but understands what it takes to be successful in the grand scheme of things. Unlike his predecessor, Bowles isn’t about making bold statements with nothing to back it up when all is said and done. His quiet demeanor and no-nonsense mentality are exactly what the Jets have needed all these years.
The Jets don’t need a cheerleader acting as a head coach that creates bulletin-board material for opponents. They needed someone like Bowles that can come right in, correct behaviors, establish a culture of accountability, and above all else let the on-the-field product be what defines the identity of this team.
It’s no secret that the Jets have been rather sloppy so far in the preseason. Their defense hasn’t been as efficient as it could be, their offense isn’t capitalizing on key opportunities, and there is a lot of work ahead of the Jets if they want to succeed this upcoming season.
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The truth of the matter is, Bowles is someone that doesn’t rest on his laurels.
Even though the Jets put up an impressive 10-6 record last season, it wasn’t good enough to earn a spot in the playoffs.
Bowles is all about putting the Jets in a position to win plenty of football games in 2016, and it all starts with being mentally and physically ready for the regular season.
As players fight for roster spots in their preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, Bowles still isn’t satisfied with the current state of the team and rightfully so.
Courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets, here is what Bowles had to say about what he’s seen so far from his team:
On how close the team is to where he wants them to be on opening day…
We’re not close. We still have a lot of work to do before opening day.
Overall, compared to what fans of the Jets had to deal with before Bowles came into the picture, he’s perfect to handle everything that comes with running a football team in the city that never sleeps. There is a lot of work to be done and players ready to be coached up to the next level. Make no mistake about it, Bowles will get them ready for what should be another memorable season. Hopefully this time around, with a season going deep into January.