“Least Of The Jets’ Worries”

December 31st, 2021


Todd Bowles’ career is a tale of a many stories.

One is his miserable failure as New York Jets head coach over four seasons (2015-2018).

Spin the blame to the Jets organization if that makes you feel better, but Bowles was a bad head coach, just like Dirk Koetter was a bad head coach in Tampa. Both guys had strong opening seasons and both let everything fall apart after that, except Bowles got an extra year to prove he wasn’t up for the job.

Bowles’ Jets career is a topic in New York this week as the Bucs head to face the bumbling Jets.

Longtime New York Post writer Mark Cannizzaro penned a piece that painted Bowles as a man hungry to hammer his former team, and a man who would never let that desire and emotion show.

Cannizzaro is sure that the Jets’ 22-year-old quarterback is in a terrible spot against a Todd Bowles defense.

“It’s very possible, though, that [Tom] Brady might be the least of the Jets’ worries on Sunday. The Jets’ young offense — led by rookie quarterback Zach Wilson — facing Bowles and his aggressive blitz-happy defense might be their worst nightmare. … … “That’s part of why this matchup — Bowles’ savvy and aggressive defense, which has produced 44 sacks this season, against Wilson — has disaster plastered all over it for the inferior Jets.”

Bowles, whose Tampa Bay defense is ranked ninth in the league in points allowed and 10th in yards yielded, is a bad matchup for Wilson because of his brilliantly disguised blitz packages.

“Wilson and the Jets know it’s coming. But will he recognize it in time?”

Joe knows Bowles is a competitor, and every competitor wants to hammer the team that fired him, especially in their stadium.

There is no doubt that Bowles will be heckled by many Jets fans and his Bucs players will hear it, which should make for fun one-liners that Joe and fellow fans will never hear.

Joe places the over/under on Bucs sacks at 5 1/2 on Sunday.

Bowles had the last laugh on the Jets when he won the Super Bowl in February. He should get another big victory laugh this weekend.

14 Responses to ““Least Of The Jets’ Worries””

  1. EA Says:

    “If you think Todd Bowles isn’t going to blitz Wilson you’re probably of the belief that Antonio Brown is a saint”

  2. Doctor Stroud Says:

    I’m always nervous when the Bucs D goes against a rookie QB, but I’m glad that Geno Smith is no longer on the Jets’ roster. Still, I think that that the Bucs will get the win. Joe made a good point about the Jets’ potential desire to lose on purpose to jockey for a draft position, although I think that teams want to bring it every time they play the defending Superbowl champions. Just don’t let Wilson get out of the pocket like he did against the lowly Jags.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The fans in NY hated Todd Bowles, at the end. They even named him “Toilet Bowles”. Other NFL Teams are gonna think long and hard before they hire him as a head coach.

  4. John Sinclear Says:

    New York fans don’t like anybody very much!

  5. Beeej Says:

    It’s not like the Jets have gotten any better since he left.

  6. ModHairKen Says:

    “Spin the blame to the Jets organization if that makes you feel better, but Bowles was a bad head coach”

    Joe, that was not only unnecessarily RUDE but not true. Jesus could not have coached that mess to better than 5-11.

    Give the man a QB and some linemen. Is that too much to ask? The NYJ has been so horrifically bad that Belichick quit after one day and wrote his resignation on a cocktail napkin.

    Do not judge Todd Bowles based on that moment.

  7. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Not everyone is built to be…or should want to be a head coach. Bowles might be one of them…and that’s ok. Not every employee…including standout ones are meant to be in management.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Bowles should keep doing what he’s doing……DC……because he loves it and he’s good at it…..appreciated for what he does….and he should keep doing it in Tampa.

  9. #1bucsfan Says:

    We’ve all heard how bad the jet’s organization is and how it’s a circus show. I deff give bowel another shot at a head coach. If you give him the same support that B.A. has gotten from our organization I’m sure bowels would get the job done

  10. adam from ny Says:

    bowles might just be going home to serve up a shut out in jersey 🙂

  11. stpetebucsfan Says:

    The Jets have had ONE winning season in the past ten years. The one winning season that Todd Bowles gave them.

    The Jets suck at the top…above the GM..far above the coach. You can’t lose that consistently without bad ownership…can you say Culverhouse?

  12. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    St Pete and others hit the nail on the head. The Jets sucked before and after Bowles so it’s obvious who the biggest culprits were during his imprisonment there. If he had there that BA had had here ie more pieces in place needing just a few more to get over the top he probably would’ve been more successful. When you have owners like the Jets have who could be successful? We all have blamed him for the defensive problems here but this year he’s dealt with a lot of injuries but his unit pitched a near shut out against the Bears, Saints and Carolina. Against Carolina they proved that the pressure he schemed up even prevented wide open scoring opportunities for Carolina. If BA were to retire after this year I think we would be good with Bowles. His defense is already in place, a great QB, OL receivers and a competent enough OC in place. Of course all of that changes if Brady retires.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Sounds like Bowles is a bit of a bully taking his failure out on a 1st year green QB. Not nice Todd.

  14. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Listnfrmafar I hope he does. Scam didn’t do too well against it hopefully Wilson will crumble under it. My problem is he kind of runs like Josh Allen and he hurt us with his legs as well as his arm. I can see the Jets running a lot of RPOs against us, then opening the pass game if it’s successful.