Josh McCown
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New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown is going to put on the coaching hat this weekend. Plus New England Patriots peril?

Not only was surgery successful for New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown, but old man Josh will be trying a new hat on this weekend: McCown the coach.

Todd Bowles commented on all things McCown during his press conference, courtesy of the New York Jets Media Relations Departement:

On if McCown will have a role on the sideline…

He’ll be a player-coach on the sideline this week.

On if he expects that to be the case moving forward…

That remains to be seen.

On if McCown asked for that responsibility or if the team asked him…

He asked for it, but we were going to ask him anyway if he was up to it.

On if McCown shows traits of a good coach…

Yes, I can see that in him. If that’s what he wants to do, I can see him being an excellent coach when he’s done playing.

On why McCown would make a good coach…

He has a feel for people, the way he sees the game, the way he relates to people is very important, and he can put all that together.

Injury Report

The New Orleans Saints seem like they’ll be at full strength for their matchup against the Jets on Sunday. That includes their dynamic duo in the backfield. While Alvin Kamara seems to be the rookie of the year. Especially when you consider Kareem Hunt’s drop-off.

While the injury report for the Jets is a lot of mystery, thanks to the New York Jets Media Relations Departement

“Matt Forté did not practice, knee. (Morris) Claiborne was limited, foot. Eli McGuire was limited, ankle. Rontez Miles was limited, hamstring. Steve McLendon was limited, hip. Brian Winters was limited, abdomen and ankle. Bruce Carter was limited, groin.”

Oh yeah and a healthy scratch is Muhammad Wilkerson, who seems like he was benched by head coach Todd Bowles, way to go Todd!

Playoffs? Playoffs? You Kidding Me? Playoffs?

Well, a 5-8 record basically suggested that wouldn’t be happening, so hearing that 5-9 would eliminate the Jets is nothing but a mere formality.

We Just Can’t Take Anymore

New York Jets Offensive Coordinator John Morton admitted that his team waved the white flag on Sunday in the fourth quarter via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com

“Listen, the game was out of hand and I didn’t want to let some bad stuff happen,” Morton said. “At that time, I don’t like to say, ‘No mas,’ but it was time to get out of there. They kicked our butts, they kicked our butts. Sometimes that happens in the National Football League. I’m not going to sit there and have those guys run a bunch of (pass) routes and something bad happens, make bad decisions. I didn’t want that to happen, I made the decision. I just wanted to run it and get out of there.”

While a lot of people have been angered by these comments, I’m not. This team was 5-7 prior to this game, it was already over. The Jets had already dropped too many games they coulda, shoulda, woulda won.

Is it the best optic for your OC to admit to tucking his tail between his legs? Tapping out? Quitting? Probably not. But the Jets are in full tank mode and my response is ‘Tank you’ Morton for getting this team the loss and getting out of Mile High.

Other Jets News, Stories

  • Behind Enemy Lines: Saints vs Jets talk with Boy Green (Roy Anderson of Who Dat Dish)
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins unhappy with slump, but he remains hopeful (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York)
  • The solution to the New York Jets quarterback situation is the guy with the weird resume (Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News)

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