Fast Friday: 6 Takeaways from Coach Bowles

GettyImages-605937512_master-story-takeaways.jpg

Injury Update: After a major injury scare during the Green & White's 37-31 win over the Bills, Jets head coach Todd Bowles said  WR Brandon Marshall was fine today and his knee is just sore. But both LG James Carpenter and ILB Erin Henderson didn't finish the game and are scheduled to get MRIs.

"Not alarming yet," Bowles said. "We'll wait to see the tests come back and then we'll go from there. But anytime somebody doesn't return to the game, you have to be concerned."

Steady Progress: The Jets claimed victory against the Bills behind a prolific offensive attack, amassing 493 yards with a pair of 100-yard receivers in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker and a 100-yard rusher in Matt Forte.

"We're not going to win every game scoring 37 points. We have to find different ways to win, different ways to contribute and make sure that at least we have our core intact and we're making steady progress," Bowles said. "And we made progress from the first to the second week. We have to keep trying to make progress in the third week and going forward. It may not result in the score all the time, but with different situations, we still have to indicate we're making progress. That's the biggest thing."

Two-Point Oversight: After the Jets increased their lead to 12 points with 4:02 remaining in the fourth quarter on Forté's 12-yard scoring run, the Jets second-year head coach said he should have elected to go for 2 points instead of the Nick Folk extra point.

"I was occupied, doing something with the defense," he said. "And when I turned around and looked at it, that was my bust and I'll get better going forward."

Enunwa's Climb: Last season, WR Quincy Enunwa caught 22 balls in 12 games. Through two contests in 2016, the second-year pro has collected 13 receptions. His 92-yard effort against the Bills was a career high.

"I think he's worked on his craft. He's worked on his hands every day in the offseason. He's worked on his feet. He's worked on his route running," Bowles said. "Quincy is a tireless worker, and a lot of the things you see that he's doing now is paying off from the offseason. And I think Justus (Galac), our strength coach, has done a great job with him as far as getting his footwork together and him playing with more balance. "

Clear Communication: After getting beat on a number of explosive plays against the Bengals, the Jets secondary allowed scoring passes of 71 yards and 84 yards to Bills QB Tyrod Taylor.

"It's one guy here or there, but we have to clean that up," Bowles said. "The communication has to be clearer. It's Day 1 training camp stuff that we shouldn't be busting and we have to make sure we correct that."

Revis Plan: Cornerback Darrelle Revis didn't shadow Bills WR Sammy Watkins in Week 2. Although Revis matched up with Watkins at times, the Jets went into their first divisional contest with a different plan than 2015. Dealing with foot soreness, Watkins was held to two receptions for 20 yards.

"He was on him some. He wasn't on him as much. The thought was to try to double him some and let Darrelle take care of the other guy at that point in time," Bowles said. "We had discussed that in the summer that's what we were going to try and do. But he was limited a little bit, so we didn't have to play as much two-high."

Revis, who was beat on WR Marquise Goodwin's 84-yard TD, finished with three tackles. Bowles expressed confidence in Revis and believes he will get better as the Jets move ahead.

The Best Shots from the 37-31 Win Against the Bills

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising