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Todd Bowles raves about Jets' battle at Bears, but signs of progress are still scarce

CHICAGO – Jets coach Todd Bowles tried to turn well after his team lost again on Sunday 24-10 on Bears.…

CHICAGO – Jets coach Todd Bowles tried to turn well after his team lost again on Sunday 24-10 on Bears.

He raged about the fighting spirit of jets in the loss, even though they never seemed seriously fighting, especially with their quarries.

“Very proud of how they fought and stayed together,” he said. “It’s one of the first games throughout the year that we stayed together as a team and fought collectively.”

Which sounds good. But at some point, Bowles must begin to show some concrete progress with this rebuilding team. Too many of the same old problems harvested Sunday.

Jetsna is 3-5 at the season’s midpoint for the third straight year. They have lost two straight games. They are 2-1

0 on the way since the beginning of last year, including 1-3 this year.

And Bowles – who will be out of work if he does not start winning soon – is 13-28 in his previous 41 games after a 10-5 starts his Jets career. After back-to-back 5-11 seasons in 2016 and 2017, how much more nonsense should working owner Christopher Johnson put up with?

Because there was a lot of ordinary ordinary Sunday, especially with punishment. The animals had eight sentences for 45 meters. Seven of these punishments were of the pre-snap variety – on seven different players. A fantastic lack of discipline across the board.

Defensive rulers Steve McLendon and Leonard Williams were flagged for neutral zircon fractions. And the jets had five-yes five-star penalty punctures, in tight ends Neal Sterling and Chris Herndon, and offensive lines Brandon Shell, James Carpenter and Kelvin Beachum. An absolute brutal performance.

“When we get the ball back rolling, it will show all the effort we’ve put in,” said Jordan Jenkins, foreign coach backpacker. “I know it’s only words right now and we’ve talked. Now we just have to go.”

Bears loss loss

Bottom line: Jets and Bowles have done too much to talk this season of progress, and not close enough to go against that trend. Time runs out for him.

“There is still a way to climb out of this hole,” Williams said.

But it will not be any grunter.

Darryl Slater can be accessed at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @ DarrylSlater . Find NJ.com Jets on Facebook.

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