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Angry Bowles denies report he’s taking over Jets’ defense

September 26, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Todd Bowles vehemently denies a published report that says he is stripping defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers of some play-calling duties.

Bowles says Wednesday that the story by the New York Daily News on Tuesday was “100 percent false,” adding that it’s “completely a lie.”

The newspaper reported that Bowles, according to sources, would call the defensive plays when the Jets face two-minute and hurry-up situations. The normally stoic coach sternly says he’s not sure where that came from and added that Rodgers will continue in his current duties.

Bowles also says safety Jamal Adams “misspoke” when he said during a radio interview Tuesday that the Jets weren’t prepared last Thursday night to face Baker Mayfield when Tyrod Taylor left the game — suggesting the coaching staff was at fault.

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