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First off, here is the medical update on Todd Bowles who was taken to the hospital today . . .
“Initially Jets officials feared the 53-year-old Todd Bowles suffered a heart attack Friday, according to sources,” wrote ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “Bowles began throwing up, experienced chest pains, back pains, and after he was given medication, he could not keep it down, which is when Jets officials became extremely concerned and took him to the hospital. Doctors determined Bowles did not suffer a heart attack, though they want to visit with the Jets head coach again after the season to continue monitoring him to see if any further action needs to be taken. Bowles is hoping to coach in Saturday’s game against the Patriots, but he has been told it will be a doctor’s decision about whether he can go to New England.”
“I knew [Bowles] hadn’t been feeling great [Friday morning],” a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “He said he felt tired.”
Thanks to the people devoid of integrity who leaked out this medical information. They want to be cool with NFL insiders. That is their problem. They need to look at themselves in the mirror in the morning.
This year has been taking a major toll on Bowles. Just look at the picture of him on the cover of the latest Jets Confidential above.
The way this team has been playing on the field, and how some have behaved off of it, is really eating away at the man.
And put the QB situation aside, look at how his defense is playing, his bread-and-butter, it’s tearing him up.
Two of the Jets last three games the Jets defense was embarrassed in blowout losses on national television.
Bowles made his bones in this league as a defensive coach. His players are either blowing assignments or aren’t physically up to the challenges they are presented.
People above Bowles tied a ball and chain by the name of Darrelle Revis around the coaches ankle. The iconic 31-year-old cornerback has fallen off the cliff physically, and has contributed as much as anyone else to the team’s 4-10 record. The first New England game, he gave up two touchdowns in a 22-17 loss. You do the math.
The Jets are starting Rontez Miles at safety who has very stiff hips and is speed-challenged. Great guy, who has overcome so much, but should not be starting at safety, even in an emergency. He’s not good in space. He fell down on a TD last week trying to cover a guy in the end zone.
Hey, Bowles deserve some blame, but there are major personnel deficiencies on this team that aren’t his fault.
And the media is out of control here. I’d rather be waterboarded then deal with the crap he has to deal with around here. And maybe you can throw me in, but I try to ask pure football questions. The NFL needs to cut back on the media access. These rules are outdated from the Pete Rozelle-era when the fledgling league needed more press. It’s time to cut these coaches and players some slack and cut the access way back. We are given way too much access.
All the pressure finally got to Bowles. I hear he is okay now, but it’s still up in air whether he will coach tomorrow.
But this has to a major eye-opener to the coach, especially since his mentor, Arizona coach Bruce Arians, was also hospitalized recently.
Bowles needs to make some changes, not just with this awful team, but in his life.
He needs to eat better (he’s put on a lot of weight) and needs more sleep (gets in at 4 am).
I’m not doctor, but losing weight and sleeping better certainly should help.
And also, a better team would help.
This year has really taken a toll on him.
December 23, 2016
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