The New York Jets will need to put the past behind them on focus on the rest of the season. Head coach Todd Bowles sent a message to the team about accountability and how to bounce back.
Like the saying goes, time heals all in the grand scheme of things. The New York Jets suffered such an embarrassing loss in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs that it questioned their character, integrity, and passion for playing good football. You know, the kind that separates the pretenders from the contenders.
As of right now, it’s hard to tell what exactly the Jets are trying to accomplish. Obviously, they want to win plenty of football games this season in order to earn a spot in the NFL Playoffs. Problem is, they clearly didn’t want it as bad as the Chiefs did last week.
The Jets were outplayed in every facet of the game and well, it’s one of those instances where the only thing they can do is accept the loss and move forward. Sure, they played like a bunch of amateurs but at the end of the day, it all comes down to leadership.
Not just from the players but the coaches themselves. Head coach Todd Bowles needs to keep this team in check and get everyone back on track. There is still plenty of football left to be played and also no reason to hit the panic button just yet.
Sometimes you need a loss like this to truly set a fire under everyone on a team.
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Week 3 featured such a game.
If this loss to the Chiefs doesn’t get this team to play tough football right out the gates in Week 4, then this season will be a rather long one.
With the Seattle Seahawks coming to MetLife Stadium, it presents a golden opportunity to get this team back in the right direction.
Even though the Seahawks are facing a lot of injuries, especially to quarterback Russell Wilson, they’re still an all-around complete football team.
Bowles recently spoke to the media about the kind of message he delivered to his team behind closed doors.
Obviously, he won’t say exactly what was said but judging by his style of coaching, his message was undoubtedly received loud and clear. Here is what Bowles said when asked, courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:
On message he delivered to the team…
We talked about accountability and just understanding where we are in the season and who we are and what we need to be, pretty much.
Overall, don’t expect to see the Jets continue playing like they did against the Chiefs ever again. Bowles has the respect of the locker room and when he speaks, everyone listens and will want to execute unlike anything we’ve seen so far this season.