Bowles thinks spring practices are meaningless Dan Leberfeld

Jets coach Todd Bowles is a realist.

And he played safety for eight years in the NFL, so he knows a thing or two about the physicality of pro football.

So he’s well-aware that spring practices, with no tackling, no quarterbacks sacks and very little contact, don’t mean much.

Bowles was asked on Wednesday how Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith has looked in the spring.

“He has done what everyone else has done; he’s played two-hand touch and he’s (been) pretty good at it,” the blunt Bowles said. “Again, we have a two-hand touch football team right now and you can’t evaluate. You’re not able to hit receivers, you’re not able to hit the quarterback, you can’t disrupt timing, you really can’t get hands on guys.”

Bowles did add Smith has done a good job with the mental stuff.

But the Jets coach isn’t putting any players in Canton based on their work in the spring.

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