The New York Jets and Todd Bowles earned much-deserved credit for their overall aggressive gameplan and execution against the Denver Broncos.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY—According to the head coach of the New York Jets, his team simply “executed” in their stunning 34-16 throttling of the Denver Broncos this past Sunday. For anybody familiar with the words of the Jets sideline boss, “executing” while maintaining a cool, calm demeanor is the regular name of the game.
But while Todd Bowles won’t admit it aloud, he knows. He understands. He feels it within his football-loving soul.
His team was aggressive on Sunday.
We chronicled the offense’s conservative handicap a few weeks ago. It was as clear as day in Cleveland. Sam Darnold doesn’t hold much pre-snap audible power, leading to an overwhelming number or rushes into loaded boxes and 3rd-and-longs into two-deep. Offensive success—other than the players’ play on the field—would often come down to Jeremy Bates attempting to out-wit the defensive coordinator.