Notes, Quotes

The Sports Xchange

December 07, 2018 at 6:34 pm.

–Embattled head coach Todd Bowles may not be getting any sympathy from Jets fans, but at least two of his players are feeling bad for what likely will be his final season coaching the team.

“It’s not the coaches man,” safety Jamal Adams said. “It’s not. It’s not. It’s not. It bothers me that I keep hearing that because it’s not their fault. As grown men, we get paid to play a kid’s game and we get paid king money.”

Adams, who is emerging as a leader in his second season, told the team similar things to what he said to the media and it was something defensive Leonard Williams agreed with.

“They’re taking the fall because they’re higher up,” Williams said. “And a lot of times, it’s us that are making the mistakes.”

Safety Jamal Adams spends part of his Tuesdays doing a weekly appearance on WFAN Radio. His weekly spots often generate news for what Adams says, especially during the six-game losing streak.

Adams reiterated his belief that the current mess is not head coach Todd Bowles’ fault while adding there are some things needing to be changed.

“There are other problems in that building,” Adams said. “I feel for him. I really do. It’s not his problems that are going on right now. Hopefully, it’s going to change next year. We’ve got to change it. It needs to be changed because to me, we’re running out of time.”

Adams also said he wants to engage in candid discussions with the front office about the problems leading the Jets to their latest poor season.

“I definitely do,” he said. “If people don’t speak up, it’s going to stay the same. We all have to speak up, and we all have to say what’s on our minds. It’s not really time for ‘Oh, don’t say this, don’t say that.’ No, we need to say this, and we need to say that.”

BY THE NUMBERS: 12 — This represents the number of field goals made by rookie Jason Myers in the losing streak. Seven are in the last two weeks for Myers, whose 28 field goals are one off the league lead.