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Jets coach Todd Bowles calls out players for ‘dumb mistakes’ vs. Titans

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The New York Jets looked like they might win their fourth game of the season on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans but a late collapse let the Titans back into the game, and instead, they lost their ninth game of the year.

After the game coach Todd Bowles, who usually spreads the blame around, called out his players for the dumb mistakes they committed.

“I don’t know how many [penalties] we had, but it felt like we had one every play,” Bowles said via ESPN. “It cost us, and it’s disgusting.”

It seemed like almost a sure thing that Bowles will be replaced after the season, and if there were any question leading into Sunday’s game, this would probably seal his fate. After the game CEO Christopher Johnson spent a long time in the locker room talking to Bowles, but it’s still the expectation that he won’t be fired until the end of the season.

The Jets were in control of the game before a touchdown by Corey Davis with 36 seconds left in the game put the Titans ahead, and won them the ballgame.

“We played the same way the whole day, and just dumb mistakes at dumb times cost us ballgames,” Bowles said. “That’s why we’re in the position we’re in.”

The Jets had 11 penalties for 96 yards, and a lot of them came at costly times of the games to continue drives for the Titans. The Jets will take on the Buffalo Bills next Sunday on the road, a team that embarrassed them just a few weeks ago.