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Patience will be needed from here on out for Jets

December 11, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
December 11, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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As fans, we need to be patient with the tandem of Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles as they try to rebuild the New York Jets.

Most sports fans, regardless of region, are impatient.  They want immediate success and are willing to fire the general manager/head coach as soon as there’s a stumble.  There’s no room for error in the instant gratification world we live in.  There’s no patience, especially with the New York Jets.

New York sports fans are spoiled by the success of the New York Yankees.  With that being said, as the saying goes, patience is a virtue. The Jets got caught up in the 10-6 season, and many didn’t expect the team to completely fall flat on its face.  Some thought quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had turned the corner and finally had pieces around him that allowed him to succeed.

He did, but he turned back into what he always was.  Now it’s time for that dreaded, oft-spoken word, in Jets nation, R-E-B-U-I-L-D.

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There have been some posts on social media insinuating that head coach Todd Bowles is on his way out and that they don’t want him around anymore.  Let me ask you a couple of questions.

What if the Jets go 8-8, 9-7, or 10-6?  Does it matter that the Jets have the eighth toughest schedule based on their 2016 regular season record?

Also, general manager Mike Maccagnan didn’t budge on trade demands that could’ve gotten defensive end Sheldon Richardson out of town.  He’s also the one that brought back cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Like previously said, though, we need to be patient.  Continuity is key to success.  Since Weeb Ewbank left the coaching ranks, the Jets have had 14 head coaches (including Bowles) and 11 general managers (three head coaches acting as general manager).  With that kind of consistent turnover, no team can succeed.

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Time will tell if they can succeed, but again, continuity is the key to success, and they’re doomed to fail if the voice at the top constantly changes. Jets Nation, be patient, the right leadership is here to get the job done but it takes time.

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