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3-7, 3rd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Get ready for months of Le'Veon Bell speculation. Yes, the Jets are expected to be in the Le'Veon Bell market in the offseason. They will have $100 million in cap room and they want to add an offensive playmaker. They expressed mild interest before the trading deadline, but now he'll be a free agent, assuming they don't slap him with a third franchise tag. The Steelers could use the transition tag, which would give them the first of first refusal.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Adams, who was critical of the 2017 Jets in a Bleacher Report story that posted in August, raised some of the same concerns today in his paid radio spot, WFAN's Carlin, Maggie & Bart Show. In BR story, he said last year's team was used to losing and that some players did the bare minimum. Asked if he has the same feeling about the current team, he replied: "Honestly, I could sit here and sugarcoat everything, but things have not changed. Obviously, we're still losing. I'm not saying we have guys like that in our locker room, but at the same time, it's not changing. It hasn't changed. We're still losing. At the end of the day, we're going to get it fixed. The sun will shine." Asked if the team quit against the Bills, he said, "That's something I can't answer."

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Source: Jets unlikely to fire Bowles during season

Jets coach Todd Bowles, under heavy scrutiny after an embarrassing 41-10 loss to the Bills, won't be a bye-week casualty. Ownership is expected to stick with Bowles through the end of the season.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are expected to stick with coach Todd Bowles through the end of the season, from what I understand. There will be no bye-week firing. Ownership will evaluate everything at the end of the year. As stated last night, it would be out of character for the franchise to make an in-season change. The Jets haven't done it since 1975. One reason: They don't have a logical candidate on staff who could be the interim coach.

Woody blasts Jets after blowout loss to Bills (1:53)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The angry mob wants its pound of flesh after yesterday's debacle, but firing Todd Bowles now would serve little purpose other than a PR move. The No. 1 objective should be to create a stable environment for rookie Sam Darnold, whose development is paramount. The Jets also don't have an obvious successor on the staff. I think people in the organization would be surprised if ownership pulls the plug now. Different story at the end of the season.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets weekly stock watch: DOWN — CB Trumaine Johnson ($72 million disappointment), QB Josh McCown (no spring chicken), CB Buster Skrine (two words: Zay Jones), WRs Quincy Enunwa and Jermaine Kearse (combined for six catches for 34 yards), punt team (watch for the fake!), defensive line (no pressure), HC Todd Bowles (clunker). UP — Are you kidding?

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive snap counts: The starting unit was together for the first time since early in the season, which made the performance all the more alarming. Trumaine Johnson was exposed on his first snap in six games (47-yard reception). Brandon Copeland also logged 22 snaps on special teams.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets offensive snap counts: Josh (Spring Chicken) McCown will be sore today after a season debut in which he was hit eight times, per game stats. This was a season-low snap total for Isaiah Crowell, who disappeared once the Jets got into a passing, catch-up mode. Rishard Matthews and Charone Peake replaced Robby Anderson's snaps.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Jermaine Kearse said "everybody is frustrated. I understand the fans' frustration. We're frustrated. It's understandable. We're going to stick together. We're going to stick with Todd. We all have his back. We're going to take this bye week to improve and try to figure this s—- out."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Adams was the most vocal supporter of embattled coach Todd Bowles: "T Bowles is not the problem. I'm going to ride with T Bowles ‘til the end. I didn't doesn't matter. I don't care what the fans say. It's T Bowles, man. I'm supporting my coach through thick and thin."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Mo Claiborne was asked if the 41-10 loss to the Bills was embarrassing. "Hell, yeah," he said. "That's the first time I felt like someone smacked us and we didn't do nothing about it. We didn't do nothing about it."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Todd Bowles put it succinctly: "We stunk it up as coaches. We stunk it up as players."

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Barkley, Bills light up listless Jets in 41-10 laugher

Matt Barkley stunningly sparked Buffalo's bumbling offense with two touchdown passes, including one to offensive tackle Dion Dawkins. LeSean McCoy broke out of a season-long slump with 113 yards rushing and a pair of TD runs, and the Bills embarrassed...

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' season has deteriorated to this: Will coach Todd Bowles get fired this week (the bye)? Historically, the organization hasn't gone that route, but there's a first for everything. The Jets (3-7) have lost four straight, and they're getting worse every week. Bowles is 23-35, including 30 losses in his last 43 games. It's not all his fault, but ownership may deem it necessary to make a statement to a disgruntled fan base.

Team Stats

Passing Yards192.1
Rushing Yards107.3
Points For20.88th
Points Against25.4