5. The Fine Details
A fan of a team who’s continuously played second fiddle to the New England Patriots certainly knows the deal: These guys are extremely locked into the fine details of the game.
Whether it’s spectacular game-planning from Bill Belichick; Tom Brady quick-snapping at every turn; QB sneaking when the situation presents itself; or the sidelines always owning the game management aspect; this organization gets it right. They rarely fail to let an opportunity fall by the wayside.
This is why their opponents must be fully locked in. Only the smartest and most prepared teams can compete with the defending champs.
Where Rex Ryan failed, Todd Bowles has a chance to succeed. Through five games, Bowles has already shown how improved the Jets are in many aspects of organization.
First and foremost, they never suffer any substitution issues. Far too often over the last six seasons, the both the offense and the defense were forced to burn a timeout due to sloppy sideline work. Furthermore, challenging calls on the field and managing the clock has been greatly improved.
Bowles and company need to be locked in come Sunday afternoon.