Is Todd Bowles clashing with personality of Jets?
By Michael Pallas
Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets will be hearing it from the media. His personality as of late is clashing with everything the franchise wants to be this season.
Is it possible that the personality of head coach Todd Bowles just doesn’t fit the New York Jets? This team is filled with guys who aren’t necessarily “look at me” guys, but they do have personality.
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The Jets appear to lose energy as the game goes on. They appear listless. It could be all psychological, and not from the results of the game, but their head coach. His demeanor never changes. He never appears to get mad, and this team might feed off of that. However, it may not be of him to do so.
You may want head coach Todd Bowles to be fierier on the sideline, but that may not be a good thing. If he’s never the fiery guy, and all of a sudden becomes that guy, the players may see that as inauthentic.
Players can easily read when a coach is being fake because they’re not stupid. So, inauthenticity would be bad for Bowles.
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To ask Bowles to be something he’s not would be even more a detriment to this team. In addition, he wouldn’t do that, because he knows it would be.
Bowles isn’t a bad coach, and he might or might not get to prove that. His personality just doesn’t fit this team or the city.
The Rex Ryan experiment worked for a while, but when they started losing it wore thin. He became more like a clown.
However, Bowles is so much the anti-Rex Ryan that it may hurt as well. If the Jets decide to replace him at the end of the season, they may need to find someone who’s personality is somewhere in the middle.
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This team wants to be coached. They want the fire, but they also need calm, cool and collected sometimes. They need someone who can turn on the switch during games and turn it on during press conferences. Sometimes people just aren’t a match for each other. This appears to be one of those times as of late.