In an interview with Sirius XM, New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro suggested that there were tardiness issues under former head coach Rex Ryan.
It would appear it wasn’t just quarterback Geno Smith who got confused with time zones and didn’t show up to practice when the team traveled to the west coast. With a change in leadership, Amaro spoke about new coach Todd Bowles and what his expectations are for the team:
He came in telling us that he expects to win,” Amaro Said. “He’s not really playing around with everybody being late. We had an issue with that last year. I think guys just weren’t accountable last year as much they could be. And I think that’s the biggest thing.
He’s making sure that everyone’s going to be 100 percent in or you’re not going to be on the team, so that’s really going to filter out toward the guys. He just wants to win.”
Although Amaro has only one season under his belt with Ryan, he must have been observant enough of some of Ryan’s lax discipline when it came to tardiness. Whereas Ryan was a player’s coach, it would appear Bowles is entering with the no nonsense approach as noted by Amaro’s comments.
This is all easy talk to throw around now, but just wait until the injuries, drama and losses roll in this season. Perhaps a start would be to get the team’s quarterback a watch that changes time automatically when he travels to different time zones.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 7, 2014
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