Should Todd Bowles be fired after this season? Some fans are dissatisfied with the second-year coach, but Jets players believe that he should stay. “No, no coaching change,” cornerback Buster Skrine said (via Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday).
“Todd Bowles is a great coach . . . We need to finish. Coach can’t go out there and play the game. Obviously, he’s coaching us well enough to get us in situations to win. We just have to make plays at the end of the game.”
After a promising start on Sunday, the Jets collapsed against New England. Gang Green is now 3-8 with no hopes of making the playoffs and, understandably, there is speculation about Bowles’ job security. So far, owner Woody Johnson and GM Mike Maccagnan have stood by Bowles.
Here’s more out of the Meadowlands:
- At 3-8, it’s time for Jets to see what they have in Bryce Petty, Bob Glauber of Newsday opines. Yesterday, Bowles declined to discuss what he’ll do at quarterback. Glauber feels that even though Petty has not really wowed in his time on the field or in practice, the Jets have to evaluate the younger quarterback and figure out what he can provide going forward. Fitzpatrick looked good against the Pats, but he won’t be part of the team’s future plans. Petty is still only 25 and still has a chance to be the team’s QB of the future.
- Does Darrelle Revis want to be a part of the future in New York? “It’s [management’s] decision,” Revis said, dodging the question from a reporter (via Connor Hughes of NJ.com). “Everyone has their individual decision. That being said, every year there are different roster changes. You have to see. We’ll see how it goes.” Revis is set to have a cap hit of $15.333MM in 2017. If he doesn’t accept a pay cut, he’ll almost certainly be released. By cutting Revis before the second day of the new league year, they Jets will free $9MM, or more than that if he signs elsewhere. If Revis wants to stay with the Jets, that could require a move to safety after he has gotten picked apart all season long.
- Running back Matt Forte nearly wound up with the Patriots instead of the Jets.