Todd Bowles is one of the most underrated coaches in the NFL, as shown by this season. Analysts and fans are not talking at all about the job he has done with the Jets this year, but he needs to start getting attention. Bowles has made a Jets team that was supposed to go 0-16 with a 36% chance as the best chance to win a game 5-7. Not only are the Jets 5-7, they have played hard every game and down, which is the only way a team can improve. Todd Should win coach of the year, because of his ability to get his team to win against all odds, and give his team still a slim chance to get into the wild card game. If anyone said the Jets would be two games back from the wild card after week 13, everyone would call you crazy and not a credited source of NFL information. The play Calling of Bowles helps give the Jets a chance to win every game.
The ability of Bowles to give the Jets an identity and make the right defensive call makes him a special coach. When teams play the Jets, they are expecting to deal with a lot of pressure to the quarterback due to the identity Bowles gave to the defense. The defense has kept improving as it gets deeper into the season, because of the coaching and play calling for the Jets defensive backfield in critical situations. Before the game even tarts, Bowles makes sure he has a set game plan that the defense can execute almost perfectly. A second defensive strategy is always thought of and taught before the game starts, so if the other team anticipates the first play call the defense can just audible to the second call. Without Bowles this defense would not be the same, especially in its physicality, grit, and amount of heart it plays with every single down. These are qualities only a coach of the yea2r candidate can gift to its defense.