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Donnie Abraham:Glowing things to say about Bowles defense

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11 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

We did? 

Look it is simple...

Bowles was Assistant Coach of the year before he came to the Jets.  His defenses were aggressive, innovative and masked  frequent injuries in Arizona but we saw little of that innovation and teaching when Bowles was here as the Jets HC.....

Rogers was NOT a good DC in IMO and since Bowles let him be responsible for that side of the ball and because Bwles really had zero knowledge about how to craft a competent offense or the ability to get competent coaches in here he had to go...

But that doesn't take from the fact that the man is a good DC....

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On 6/10/2019 at 1:56 PM, MaxAF said:

I hear a lot of this. My question would be if he was such a great DC, why didn’t he pass that along to Rogers? 

Who hasn't moved on from Bowles?

I neither implied or indicated that I said Bowles was a good HC. In fact I specifically stated that Bowles should have been fired.

Come on now..... 

Just because Bowles was the HC in no way in the world does that mean that Rogers was SUPPOSED to be a good DC......

Bowles had little juice as far as garnering top flight coaching talent that is evident and his staff overall would have embarrassed a good high school team but that doesn't mean he was a poor DC in the past.. 

It just doesn't....

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2 hours ago, Kleckineau said:

Meaningless crony awards.........................

BTW anyone else wonder if Donnie Abraham may be putting this B/S out there because he needs a job and hopes Bowles can do something??

Jets fans can not be serious with this...

Bowels WON the award for stuff like this...

https://www.si.com/2014/09/23/arizona-cardinals-defense-todd-bowles

 

                                                                                             Safety In Numbers

September 23, 2014

As you watch football week to week, you see new things crop up and wonder if they are trends or simply the result of teams playing the game with different lineup combinations. Necessity was the mother of invention in Arizona this year, with defensive coordinator Todd Bowles drawing up a new style of play because he had no other choice. The different usage of his marauding safeties has played a big role in the Cardinals’ 3-0 start.

It especially was evident Sunday, in the 23-14 victory over the 49ers.

So Bowles decided, particularly in nickel situations, to play safeties near the line, and to play safeties pretty much everywhere. It’s not unusual to see four safeties on the field for the Cardinals, and they have four good ones: starters Tony Jefferson and Tyrann Mathieu, and quasi-starters Deone Bucannon and Rashad Johnson. That’s how they’re listed on the depth chart, but on Sunday, Johnson was the starter at free safety and played all 64 snaps, and Bucannon, the rookie first-round pick, played a hybrid role that had him playing linebacker much of the game. Jefferson, a strong safety, also plays down in the box and had 52 snaps. Mathieu is still recovering from major knee surgery nine months ago and isn’t ready for a full role yet.

“We were losing a lot of players in the off-season," Bowles said Monday from Arizona, “and losing a lot of pass rushers. So when we get to third down, most of our better athletes are now defensive backs who can play some nickel linebacker down in the box. With all the DBs on the field, I guess it’s hard [for a quarterback] to point out who the Mike linebacker is—so that leaves the offense in a little bit of confusion. You’ve got four safeties who can come back or come up, so you kind of play with that a little bit to offset some of your lack of pass rush.” 

In the first half against the Niners, Kaepernick often went no-huddle, and that prevented the Cardinals from adjusting on the fly to moving the safeties down in the box and adding them depending on the situation. In the second half, the Niners slowed down, and that helped Arizona make changes more often. “Last year," said Bowles, “we had two three-down linebackers in Karlos and Daryl, so it was easy to leave them on the field, because they can do more things than the ones we have this year. So in order for us to be a little bit faster, we have safeties that can tackle and play in the box and they can get to the quarterback a little faster, as well as messing up the blocking scheme. So that helps out a lot … We don’t have the impact players that you always had, but from a chemistry standpoint, the way the players get along and communicate makes it kind of easy to do

Bowles, a former NFL defensive back, is in his 14th years as an NFL assistant. He played for Joe Gibbs in Washington and coached under Bill Parcells in Dallas. I asked him what he learned under two of the best coaches, and mentors, in recent years.

“Coach Gibbs was very meticulous," said Bowles. “He was an outstanding X’s and O’s guy. And under coach Gibbs I had Richie Petitbon as coordinator, and he was one of the best X’s and O’s guys that I’ve ever been around. He taught me how to watch film and how to see the football game and really become kind of a coach on the field and see what’s going to happen to you and how to diagnose things.

He’s using them all in Arizona now. And it would be a surprise if Bowles doesn’t get a chance to use them as an NFL head coach. Soon.

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Hmmmmmm now you show me an article from the time that Bowles was a DC that said he sucked......

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1 hour ago, jack48 said:

Do you really think Bowles stood idly by all those years and watched HIs "protege" fail continuously?

Ummm Bowles was essentially incompetent as a HC as shown by the rest of his FAILING staff!

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13 hours ago, Savage69 said:

CB even the Flim Flam BBQ man was better then Bowles..:wacko:

I agree 100% as a HC and it is not even close, but we aren't talking about Bowles as a HC....

As you well know Edwards was never ever a DC in the NFL... :) 

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10 hours ago, Jet Nut said:

He was for all of two seasons in AZ after finishing up as DC in Philly after they fired their DC I believe.

I meant Edwards!! Hahahhaha :) 

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