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New York Jets Transcript -Head Coach Todd Bowles, 9/18

 

On if it safe to rule out Marcus Maye for Thursday’s game…

No, not Marcus.

 

On if Josh Martin will be ruled out for Thursday night…

(Josh) Martin will certainly probably be out.

 

On what Maye has to do between now and Thursday to play…

Just move a little more, keep doing what he’s doing. We’ll judge it before the game, like we do.

 

On if Maye’s injury is a sprain…

Just a foot injury. I don’t know what hurts. I know the bottom of it has been hurting him. Just got to make sure he’s clean. 

 

On if Maye’s injury will require him to have surgery…

It shouldn’t, no, but he’ll be ready when he’s ready. 

 

On how he thinks the offensive line played against Miami…

Like I said, we lost the game, so nobody played well. It was a guy here or there but it was at every position, it wasn’t just the offensive line position. We just got to do a better job overall. 

 

On what he liked about the pressure the defense put on Ryan Tannehill…

We didn’t put enough. Obviously he was very effective being 17 for 23. We didn’t put enough on him, they ran the ball and got some runs here and there. Yards were low, there were but still some plays that we have to make that we should have made, but (Tannehill) did a good job. 

 

On what has been working for the Browns rushing offense…

Everything, they got three great running backs obviously and then the quarterback can run as well so that’s extra yardage that you don’t count for that’s hidden. You try to stop the running backs and the quarterback is going to hurt you and vice versa. They got four guys that touch the ball pretty regularly. Not to mention the reverses they can run with (Antonio) Callaway and Jarvis (Landry). 

 

On how the Browns use Landry differently from the Dolphins…

They used in a lot of different ways in Miami, I see the same in Cleveland. He’s one of the best receivers in the league, probably top one or two in hands. Very tough, fierce competitor, a lot of respect for the guy, the way he plays the game. He can go deep, he can go short, he can run the ball, he can go over the middle, he can block, he’s one of the more complete receivers that I’ve seen in a while. He’s going to be a handful. 

 

On his thoughts of Baker Mayfield and his play in the preseason…

I didn’t see much in the preseason because he is not the starter. I liked him coming out, I think he’s a good football player.

 

On the Dolphins saying their focus was to stop the run…

They did a good job. We have to be able to run the ball better and do some of the things we need to do, so that’s credit to them. 

 

On how they establish the run when teams are making it their goal to stop it…

The goal is (to stop the run) every week. Our goal every week is to run the ball, so it’s got to be a war of attrition and we got to do some to offset that but at the end of the day, we got to come back and try to run the football. 

 

On where the Browns line up Myles Garrett on defense…

He’s a right (defensive) end but they can move him around.

 

On what type of test Garrett will be for Kelvin Beachum…

It’ll be a big one. It’s some premier pass rushers. He just faced (Robert) Quinn last week, he’s got (Myles) Garrett this week, so it’s going to be a tough match up. 

 

On how he thinks Beachum did against Quinn…

He had some good plays, he had some plays he wants back.

 

On if that is the type of match up where you give Beachum help…

Depending on what we’re doing.

 

On what he thinks the Browns will dial up against Sam Darnold…

I have no idea. Honestly, if I knew I’d give it to him, but Gregg (Williams) is a very smart coach and they are a very good defense. And they are going to try and do some things to offset but we got to trust what we know and trust our rules and what we do as well. 

 

On if he knows Williams personally…

We never worked together, but I do know him personally, outstanding coach. 

 

On how much preparation is done the day of the game… 

No, the hay is in the barn by then. 

 

On if Thursday will be any different…

Thursday is a normal Thursday for the game.

 

On how Leonard Williams has played in the first two games…

So far so good. We like everything he’s doing. He’s active, he’s moving around, he’s strong. I got no complaints with Leonard. 

 

On how challenging three games in 11 days is…

It’s challenging, I think it’s more taxing for the players. Having their bodies recover and everything else but we knew what was on the schedule for a long time now so we tried to prepare and do the things that we had to do to get ready for it. 

 

On how Sam Darnold will know how to navigate through this week…

It’s football. He knows what he knows in our system and our guys know what they know on the offensive side of the ball as well as the defensive side of the ball. You get rules that you have and you have things that you do normally. You have some things that you tweak and we go along with that and as you get repetitions in practice he’ll be fine. 

 

On how Tyrod Taylor will be a challenge…

It’s a big challenge because he runs faster than most of the quarterbacks we face. All of them can scramble, but he’s an elite runner and he’s very accurate on the deep ball. He’s one of the best dual threats in the league. Some of them can throw, some of them can run, (some of them) can throw on the run and be good in the pocket. He can hurt you with his legs and he can hurt you with his deep balls. And because of his intelligence he doesn’t turn the ball over so it’s going to be tough. 

 

On what lessons he’s learned from facing Taylor in previous years…

I don’t know about lessons, but we try to do a better job at trying to slow him down more and that’s about it. 

 

On his relationship with Steve Wilks…

We both been defensive back coaches for a long time. Just meeting at the combine, the Senior Bowls and the workouts, you become real good friends. Very intelligent guy, bounce things off each other a lot. His first time being a head coach, I had some help when it was my first time being a head coach. Just making sure he keeps his head up and his nose down, working, but we have a good relationship. 

 

On if he watched Hard Knocks…

I did not.

 

On if there is nothing to gain from Hard Knocks…

I watch Power and Queen of the South and that is about it. That’s my leisure time.

 

On if he would want to do Hard Knocks…

I decline to comment. If I had to do it, we’d do it. I’d probably be the most boring person. I don’t think they want to come this way.

 

On if ArDarius Stewart is officially on the roster…

We’ll make that decision by tomorrow. I thought it was today, but it is tomorrow. 

 

On what goes into the Stewart decision…

We’re not going back and forth on it. We just haven’t made a decision because we don’t have to right now. But a lot goes into it as far as who’s on the roster, who’s on special teams, who is not on special teams, who’s injured, who’s not injured, who could be coming back. So there’s a lot of gymnastics going into it, it’s not just the wide receiver position when you look at it and say ‘Ok, plug him in.’ We had a roster when camp ended, so to do that we have to cut somebody and then we got weigh those odds as well. We’ll do that and have a decision by tomorrow. 

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