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Jets coach Todd Bowles stands by criticism of officiating

Todd Bowles

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles ripped the officials after his team’s overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon, saying he felt like the Jets were playing two teams.

The league is now reviewing Bowles’ comments for a possible fine, but Bowles is standing by his comments, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:

“I said what I said. I meant what I said,” said Bowles during a conference call with reporters.

At this point, Bowles is probably frustrated with more than just the officiating.

New York is just 4-11 this season and has gone just 24-39 since Bowles took over as head coach in 2015. With the team failing to make any sort of progress under Bowles, it has been pretty much accepted that the Jets will be cutting ties with the 55-year-old this offseason.

Bowles actually got off to a great start in New York, leading the team to 10 wins in his first year as head coach. The Jets failed to make the playoffs after an abysmal Week 17 loss to the Buffalo Bills that season, but Bowles appeared to be steering the ship in the right direction.

However, since then, things have gone downhill.

The Jets went 5-11 in each of the next two seasons and will end up 5-11 again this year if they beat the New England Patriots next Sunday.

Of course, expecting New York to beat a Patriots team looking to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs is wishful thinking anyway, so, chances are, the Jets will finish the season with four wins.