Jets head coach Todd Bowles addressed the media on Monday. The topic on everybody’s mind was Bowles’ game management on Sunday. He explained his thinking on some of his controversial decisions after the game, but did he have any regrets after a night to sleep on it?
Todd Bowles said he would have considered going for it on 4th down if the Jets were further down the field and distance was more manageable.— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) September 11, 2017
Bowles was asked if he needs to be more aggressive. "I feel like I was fine yesterday." #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) September 11, 2017
Bowles could not fix his mistake no matter what he said today.
But it would have been nice had he at least realized it was a mistake. I don't think you can make much of a case that punting down by 9 with 4:00 left in the game makes sense.
It is one thing to make an error. Sticking by it shows one has the wrong strategic vision.