New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles has seen enough of defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers calling the defense. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News provides the details.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News revealed the story on Tuesday afternoon, saying this, “Todd Bowles will take back some of the play-calling duties from defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers. Specifically, Bowles will call the defensive plays in two-minute/hurry-up situations.”
That’s, of course, despite the fact the team, through three games, is ranked above average in several major defensive statistical categories. The green and white ranks 10th in scoring defense, 12th in total defense, seventh against the pass and 12th against the run.
The move seems a bit reactionary. The Jets displayed an outstanding gameplan against Tyrod Taylor and the Cleveland Browns offense appeared stagnant, the plan was seemingly working. Then, suddenly, a rookie quarterback in Baker Mayfield presented a different array of issues that the green and white couldn’t solve and didn’t seem prepared for.
Most of the issues for the Jets did appear to occur in those critical situations like the two-minute/hurry-up situations so it makes sense that Todd Bowles would rather be too early making the switch than too late. Many NFL pundits have speculated that Todd’s job could be on the line if this season goes awry.
Currently the Jets are 1-2, a three-way tie for second or last place (depending on your perspective). The season is not lost by any means, but it is certainly disappointing. An argument could be made that the Jets could easily be 3-0 and they, not the Miami Dolphins, could be king of the hill.
But the Jets can’t worry about what could’ve been, because they have to worry about what’s to come. The Jets travel to play the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend and before the season is wrapped up will play the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, don’t forget about the New England Patriots twice. Bowles was bold with his change, now it’s time to see if it’ll make a difference on Sundays.