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Dodged A Bullet: Todd Bowles W/ Jets


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Many NFL insiders were already penciling in Bowles as the top candidate for the Falcons earlier.

And sure, it's still training camp and the first preseason game, but the way Todd Bowles HC transition has gotten off, I wouldn't be betting the farm that he's some sort of genius HC in the making.

His quiet demeanor with his players, his quick and flippant comments about the Geno Smith situation, and his public admittance that the Lions killed the Jets last night.......I just don't know if he's up to the task. Especially in NY and with a team like the Jets.

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Guest King Jigsaw

Yeah, there's just too much going on in NY. Your starting QB, who's laughable already, gets his jaw broken by a teammate that then follows your old HC to his new team and was probably greeted like a hero. You've got the whole Sheldon Richardson thing going on. That defense has a lot of money put into it and the offense is a bunch of question marks - Geno, Fitz, Marshall, Decker, Ivory.. None of those names are really striking fear right now. Could be too much to handle for Bowles.

On the flip side, I think ATL was the prime landing spot for a new coach because of the pre-existing pieces (Ryan, Julio, Jake, Trufant) and we just needed some good coaching. Quinn probably wouldn't look as good as he does now if he were in green.

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Guest Negatorris

Bowles jumped into the fire. He should have made a safer choice but I understand the impulse to get that HC position and fatter paycheck.

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OMG some posters on here seriously just crack me up, bro he just coached his very first game as a HC,it was a preseason game.how bout let the man get through one season,let alone a TC before claiming he is going to fail or we dodged a bullet.

I hope the posters who post stuff like this don't go on in life with the same mentality.

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Yeah, there's just too much going on in NY. Your starting QB, who's laughable already, gets his jaw broken by a teammate that then follows your old HC to his new team and was probably greeted like a hero. You've got the whole Sheldon Richardson thing going on. That defense has a lot of money put into it and the offense is a bunch of question marks - Geno, Fitz, Marshall, Decker, Ivory.. None of those names are really striking fear right now. Could be too much to handle for Bowles.

On the flip side, I think ATL was the prime landing spot for a new coach because of the pre-existing pieces (Ryan, Julio, Jake, Trufant) and we just needed some good coaching. Quinn probably wouldn't look as good as he does now if he were in green.

ATL was definitely the #1 choice. Everyone was embarrassed when Rex "chose" the Bills over us, in actuality he would have rather been guaranteed a job then wait it out and risk being left with the bag. We had our pick, which makes me feel even better about Quinn.

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I think he still has potential (it's only been ONE preseason game) but it's funny how many posters wanted him, as evidenced by their avatars, and then once he was gone Quinn suddenly became their "#1 choice from the beginning."

Hilarious

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OMG some posters on here seriously just crack me up, bro he just coached his very first game as a HC,it was a preseason game.how bout let the man get through one season,let alone a TC before claiming he is going to fail or we dodged a bullet.

I hope the posters who post stuff like this don't go on in life with the same mentality.

You DO realize you're posting this on TATF, right? This is the same place that will have a sizable throng of rabble proclaiming Beasley a bust if he doesn't get 27 sacks this year.

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You DO realize you're posting this on TATF, right? This is the same place that will have a sizable throng of rabble proclaiming Beasley a bust if he doesn't get 27 sacks this year.

I do,it's been in my mindset for the last couple of days with all these topics lately. Just had to finally say it although I know it doesn't mean much or anything ha.
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I think he still has potential (it's only been ONE preseason game) but it's funny how many posters wanted him, as evidenced by their avatars, and then once he was gone Quinn suddenly became their "#1 choice from the beginning."

Hilarious

And taking that one step further, since Quinn became those posters #1 choice, he became the Falcons de facto #1 choice and it turned out that the FO was playing an incredibly shrewd coaching-hire-shell-game all along. This is what comes of believing everything generated by a PR department.

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