NEW YORK (WFAN) — Todd Bowles says you can’t fool New York Jets fans into thinking their team is good when, put simply, they’re not.
Gang Green’s new head coach is taking a dramatically different approach than his predecessor Rex Ryan, who was known for talking up his roster even when it was obvious they were overmatched. Fired general manager John Idzik was also guilty of it, insisting the team wasn’t short on talent during an infamous press conference last season when the Jets were 1-7.
The Jets finished 4-12 and both men were fired on Dec. 29. Bowles was hired from Arizona to replace Ryan last week, shortly after Mike Maccagnan took over as the club’s new general manager.
“You don’t have to walk me through it. I know it’s a very passionate fan base, and they want to win and they’re frustrated,” Bowles said Friday on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show. “They’re very smart, they’re very intelligent football fans, probably the best in the league. So they know bad football when they see it and they know when somebody’s trying to pull wool over their eyes.”Comments