Jets coach Todd Bowles, pragmatist in that he’s, realizes his team came very near blowing Sun.’s game against the Jaguars & falling to 1-Three.
So he is not crowing concerning the 23-20 extra time victory, the Jets’ 2nd straight win, which improved them to 2-2 as they prepare for a visit to Zero-Four Cleveland.
& the oddsmakers, for what it is value, aren’t prepared to bid the Jets much credit both. The- Browns are favored by two points getting in to this game, in accordance to VegasInsider.com.
Bowles is for certain in that his Jets — surrounded by such low expectations getting in to the season (& after in that Zero-2 begin, too) — will not strut in to Cleveland cocky.
“Well, we have been once a winless club, & we all know how in that feels,” he stated Mon.. “We have solely won two games. We have got nothing to get big-headed about. We have got a whole lot of work to do.”
He knows the Jets left seven points unclaimed against the Jaguars in a game they virtually lost after blowing a 20-10 fourth quarter lead. The- Jets missed a 45-yard field goal & failed to attain a touchdown after getting the ball on the Jaguars’ 7-yard line after an interception.
“We will not get away with profitable numerous games making these errors,” Bowles stated. “That is part of doing the little things right. When you’ve gotten a probability to place a team away, you have to put them away. It is complex to win in this league, so if you get someone down, you have to kick them while they’re down. We did not do this this game, still we pulled out a win. Going forward, we’d like to make these sort of plays to close people out.”
Even in extra time Sun., the Jets in all probability ought to have lost, still they got a fortunate break. The- Jaguars, on their 2nd extra time drive, had third-and-Three at the Jets’ 43-yard line. Marqise Lee ought to’ve caught a pass at the 30-yard line, still he dropped it.
What now for Hackenberg?
Yes, acceptable luck is a component of profitable games within the NFL. However Bowles sees the film, knows the Jets beat two fellow flawed teams the past two weeks — the Dolphins before the Jaguars — & is not able to crown his team just still, despite its admirable progress recently.
“We are nonetheless determining who we’re & what we will do well,” Bowles stated. “We are near determining where we want to be.”
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