After an encouraging start to the Todd Bowles era for the New York Jets, things are going downhill rapidly.
The Jets have somehow managed to win just one of their last five games, with that sole win coming at MetLife Stadium against the then 2-6 Jacksonville Jaguars.
Things culminated last week with a shocking loss to the Houston Texans, with the Jets arguably putting in their worst performance of the entire season as they lost 24-17 to a team with Brian Hoyer at quarterback. Apparently, this was enough for Bowles to snap at his players.
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Bowles Went Off
Muhammad Wilkerson appeared on WFAN radio yesterday and revealed that Bowles “went off” on the team after last week’s loss to the Texans.
“Coach Todd, after the game, went off on us and told us, ‘Losing is not acceptable,’” Wilkerson said, via the New York Daily News. “He doesn’t like losing, as well. I’m pretty sure that everybody in the locker room definitely needs to have that spark lit under them this week, and we need to get these wins rolling quickly.”
Bowles was clearly angered by the result, but the former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator managed to keep himself restrained from publically slamming any players.
“I’m extremely upset today, but I’m not going to take it out here,” he told reporters. “We’ll discuss that in-house when I get back in the locker room and we get in the meeting.”
It seems like that in-house meeting had it's fair share of shouting and finger pointing, which is completely acceptable from a coach who has seen his team slip from legitimate playoff contenders to nobodies in the last few weeks.
The Jets have the quality in their team to turn the season around and they will look to bounce back in style against the visiting Miami Dolphins this weekend.