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Todd Bowles faces toughest challenge yet with the Jets

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Aug 19, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles on looks on against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 19, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles on looks on against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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Just four weeks into the season, the New York Jets have turned into an embarrassment. Nothing is going right as head coach Todd Bowles faces his toughest challenge yet.

At this point in time, the New York Jets are 1-3 after four weeks into the regular season. Sure, they had a brilliant all-around performance in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills but the past two weeks have completely turned their season into a nightmare.

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The Jets are playing abysmal football all across the board. They have no idea how to cover tight ends, miss simple tackles, and their offense looks completely void of any consistency. Not everything falls on the shoulders of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick but at the end of the day, the Jets are playing sad, pathetic football.

For head coach Todd Bowles, he’s being presented with his toughest challenge yet. Many are calling for the benching of Fitzpatrick and some major changes to the Jets’ defensive secondary. The positional unit is looking like a bunch of amateurs in need of a reality check as opposing teams have been able to dissect it with ease and precision.

It all comes down to coaching, discipline, and overall accountability. As the Jets prepare for yet another tough opponent in Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road, this season could be over fast if Bowles doesn’t get this team back under control.

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It all starts with going back to the fundamentals of playing mistake-free football. If everyone simply executed their specific role, it would be an entirely different story this season for the Jets.

Hopefully, Bowles can relay this message to everyone within the organization because time is running out. The Jets need to enjoy the sweet taste of victory soon before all they can look forward to is how high next year’s draft pick will be.

The Jets obviously have the talent but are missing that aggression to play from the heart. You know, players being passionate about their team, identity, and importance to deliver winning results consistently.

The past two weeks, the Jets haven’t been able to find their rhythm. The season is far from over but Bowles needs to give this entire team, from top to bottom, a swift dose of reality.

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Overall, Bowles is a respected, strict, and humble kind of coach but this is the time to let that fire out. The Jets are not playing with passion and he needs to step in and bring that fire out of everyone wearing this uniform. It’s time to prove what kind of head coach he is as the Jets do their best to climb out of this hole they’ve already dug themselves into.

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