As the season of the New York Jets is still heading into a downward spiral, head coach Todd Bowles needs to show more passion when leading on the sideline.
Head coach Todd Bowles needs to be more passionate on the sideline with the New York Jets. This needs to happen immediately since as a coach, things are not getting any better for this team riding a three-game losing streak.
Bowles has many people frustrated because he keeps saying the same thing over and over each week and it is annoying. He acts and speaks the same from the start of the game all the way until the end and his emotionless style of coaching needs to be changed up a bit.
He needs to light a fire under his players and make them play with more passion. The team looks like they are ready to rip each other part on the sideline and don’t want to play anymore. Since losing the game against Buffalo at the end of last season, Bowles has a losing record of 1-4.
This needs to change soon because if they don’t turn it around, he will continue being on the hot seat. He needs to stop saying things will get better as they keep adjusting per week. Obviously, whatever they are doing during the week for preparation is not working and need to go back to the basics.
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Bowles was known to be a very good defensive coach from the teams he was with before coming to the Jets. His current defense could be among the best in the NFL but there are currently amongst the worst.
Clearly, the Jets’ secondary isn’t getting the job and continues to get torched weekly. He needs to look at game tape and see who is not playing full speed and make them ride the bench.
Some players that need to be looked at that Bowles needs to get on their case is Calvin Pryor, Marcus Gilchrist, and Lorenzo Mauldin. They have been a no-show this season thus far and have been blowing defensive assignments.
The bottom line is, Bowles needs to get in the faces of his players and let them know what accountability is all about. This Sunday, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, what the Jets did wasn’t much different and people are already calling for Bowles to be replaced.
He is not taking any risks in trying to get some momentum for the Jets when they continue to make boneheaded plays. Bowles had a couple of chances to go for it on 4th and short plays but he chose to punt. The first try was early on in the third quarter when they had a chance to keep themselves in striking distance. Another scenario was late in the game when they needed to get the football in the end zone and he chose to punt it again.
The offense looked very stagnant and was not able to get the football moving as much as they would like. The defense wasn’t able to do as much either and wasn’t able to obtain pressure on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Bowles needs to put the blame on the team along with himself. It is everyone’s fault that this team has started 1-4 and he needs to start showing passion in that everything has been completely unacceptable so far this season.
Overall, Bowles needs to start making some serious changes across the team and in how he’s coaching on game day. He needs to be more passionate and challenge his players to play at their best. This Monday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals is another must-win game in order for them to save their season.