Another week. Another win. Another New York Jets GIF Dump. We kick off this week’s edition with a few words on the Jets coaching staff…
Like any Head Coach, Todd Bowles has had his ups and downs this season. However with 12 games in the book, only two of the seven coaches who are debuting with a new team this season have a winning record: Bowles and Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos. Kubiak inherited a 12-4 team, Bowles inherited a 4-12 team. A good sign for any coaching staff is the player’s rate of production comparatively to the rest of their career. These signs are good for Bowles and his assembled staff in year one.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is in his 11th season. He has never won more than 6 starts in a single year but has already exceeded that in 2015 and is pacing for his best statistical year ever with career highs in touchdown passes, quarterback rating and yards per attempt in a full season all on the table. Brandon Marshall needs 3 touchdowns for a single season career high. With a strong finish, Eric Decker is also likely looking at a season that will belong in the discussion for his best yet in the NFL.
Bilal Powell will break a career high in receiving yards and receptions, despite missing multiple games. Chris Ivory has already broke his career high in receiving yards, receptions, touchdowns, total offensive yards and will break his career high in rushing yards. Quincy Enunwa went from an afterthought in 2014, to a critical blocker on the edge and an improving pass catcher from the H-Back position. Tommy Bohanon has went from borderline useless to a competent fullback. James Carpenter is having his most consistent season as a starter.
Defensively, Calvin Pryor is flourishing as a weekly playmaker who is all over the field. Marcus Williams has fully came into his own and Marcus Gilchrist has substantially improved from last season in San Diego. Mike Catapano went from a practice squader to a valuable pass rusher. Rontez Miles went from a practice squader to a valuable sub player in the secondary. Muhammad Wilkerson is on track to have a career high in sacks and David Harris is playing better than he has in years.
This coaching staff hasn’t been perfect (have you seen the special teams?) but it is hard not to be encouraged with the output through 12 games…
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