New York Jets Fly By, 11/2/17: Todd Bowles Unaware of Rashard Robinson Deal
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 29: Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets looks on after their 25-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 29, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles was unaware that Mike Maccagnan had acquired corner Rashard Robinson from the 49ers.

Well, how about this one?

At his press conference a day prior to the Thursday night matchup against the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles provided a not so keen answer about a newly-acquired player, via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

When asked about Mike Maccagnan’s move to acquire San Francisco 49ers cornerback Rashard Robinson for a fifth-round selection prior to the NFL’s trade deadline, Bowles was caught off guard.

“Did we? I wasn’t aware of that, but I’ll go upstairs and check on it.”

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This is what happens when both the head coach and general manager report to ownership separately. It’s not your father’s National Football League anymore. Instead of a consistent hierarchy of football men that moves from ownership to the top personnel decision man to finally the head coach, front office structures are all unique across 32 ball clubs.

Hence, it’s easy to see how the Jets are set up. We already knew this, but this unaware response from Bowles hammers the point home.

Robinson, acquired for the Jets 2018 fifth-round choice, is a former fourth-round pick via the 2016 draft out of LSU. His 23 penalties since the start of last season lead the NFL.

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