On Muhammad Wilkerson
Todd Bowles said there was no attempt to re-work Wilkerson's contract. He said "it was a business decision, it wasn't a disciplinary decision. It was good for both parties." #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) February 28, 2018
There seemed to be little of substance said by Maccagnan. That wasn’t true of Bowles. This particular piece of information actually is useful. It shows the Jets were finished with Wilkerson. They didn’t want him back at any price apparently. Even if they didn’t think he would agree to a price that made sense for the Jets, there wouldn’t have been any harm in at least putting out feelers about a paycut.
The Jets wanted Wilkerson gone no matter what. It’s tough to blame them.
On Firing John Morton
Todd Bowles said there was no friction between him and John Morton. It was all about a fit.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) February 28, 2018
Bowles better have found the right fit in Jeremy Bates because he probably won’t survive hiring a third coordinator he doesn’t philosophically align with.
On Quincy Enunwa’s Health
Todd Bowles said injured Jets WR Quincy Enunwa is “getting better,” but he doesn’t know yet if he’ll be ready for spring drills.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) February 28, 2018
It would have been nice to get more information about when exactly they think Enunwa will be healthy. It presumably will affect the team’s strategy for acquiring wide receivers in the offseason.
On David Harris and Matt Forte
Todd Bowles on the retirements of RB Matt Forte and LB David Harris. pic.twitter.com/n0nhpmtzsJ— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) February 28, 2018
Wow, this was actually the rare Combine press conference that was relatively engaging and informative.