Josh McCown engineered this winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter against the Chiefs that killed two chirping birds with one stone: The bird that has been chirping for Christian Hackenberg and/or Bryce Petty. And more importantly for the Jets franchise, the bird that has been chirping that the Jets will need to fire Todd Bowles and find themselves a new head coach. Because they do not. The Jets, 38-31 winners, finished the fourth quarter and grew up a little bit at the same time on a day when Bowles stayed true to himself and disciplined immature second-year linebacker Darron Lee (late to a Saturday walk-through) and chronic discipline headache Muhammad Wilkerson (late to a Saturday team meeting). Bowles moved swiftly and decisively to nip any potential mushrooming discipline problem in the bud with the dreaded Coach’s Decision. Bowles is much more respected in his locker room than Ben McAdoo has been in his, and every last Jet understands and accepts that it is Bowles’ way or the highway. “You don’t let it linger,” Bowles said.
Josh McCown may have saved two jobs with his heroic effort
New York Post | Dec 4