Sunday’s 41-10 meltdown of epic proportions sent the Jets to 3-7 on the season and is the new low point for Todd Bowles in his four year tenure of coaching the New York Jets.
The Jets played a Bills team Sunday that was at the bottom in almost every single offensive category.
It was a Bills team that had lost four straight games and only scored 20 points in their last three.
Think about that for a minute: the Bills scored 20 points combined in three games, but yet had more than that at halftime against the Jets defense.
The Jets allowed Buffalo to move the ball at will with quarterback Matt Barkley, who was signed off the street less than a week prior to the game.
Barkley, who as of five weeks ago was you and I watching football on Sunday from the couch, was the same guy lighting up the Jets defense like he was Jim Kelly in the early 1990’s running the K-Gun offense.
The Jets have had their fair share of hideous losses throughout the Bowles regime, but Sunday takes the cake.
If last Sunday was the sort of game that gets a coach fired, well Sunday’s debacle makes the picture that much clearer.
As we suggested at the end of our column last week, Todd Bowles cannot coach the New York Jets in 2019.
Todd Bowles is a good man, he’s a lousy football coach. The record speaks for itself, and you cannot identify the strength of this team.
The offense has gotten worse, the defense has not performed consistently, and the same in-game mistakes from the coaching staff continue to happen over and over again.
The Jets are a football team trending in the wrong direction, and despite whatever the circumstances may be, they are on their way to putting together three consecutive losing seasons.
It will be eight consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance.
It’s hard to find a silver lining from Sunday, but here it is: Sunday’s loss ensures the Jets will not foolishly believe this current regime can put the team on the right path to respectability.
An offensive-minded head coach or a proven winner must be brought to the franchise in 2018.
For the sake of Sam Darnold and for the sake of the long suffering Jets fan, pray that happier days are ahead.
They certainly won’t be as long as this current coaching staff remains.
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JJ’S WEEK 11 UNLOCKS
• Dallas +3.5
• Indianapolis -2.5
• Minnesota +3
• Baltimore -4.5
• Jacksonville +5.5