Transcript: Jets head coach Todd Bowles




On if he thought the offense looked better today…
They were crisper today. It’s still give and take on both sides. (We are) just trying to get better.

On getting Bilal Powell back at practice…
It’s good to get his feet wet. You know he’s missed some time now so he’s got a lot of catching up to do but it’s good to see him out there.

On if there is any additional news on Lucky Whitehead’s injury…
Lucky broke his foot.

On if Whitehead will be out for the year…
I don’t know if he’s out for the year but I know he’s out for a little while.

On if the team will try and acquire a returner given Whitehead’s injury…
We still got a couple guys we want to look at and then as we get down in it, if we don’t see what we want we’ll look for one.

On if Whitehead needs surgery…
I’m not sure yet, they’re still checking him out.

On how long Whitehead will be out…
It’s still undetermined. They’re still checking him out.

On why Marquess Wilson didn’t practice…
He had a sore hip.

On Bilal Powell…
He had fresh legs, that’s the first thing, other than that he’s just got to get caught up to speed, just get used to the blocking schemes and everything else. But he was fresh so that’s about all he can do right now.

On the development of Dexter McDougle…
Well he’s a little more confident mentally as far as knowing what he’s doing and he’s finally trying to put a couple practices together and a game together, you just got to keep working.

On if practice ended early today…
They practiced pretty fast today so we got done early.

On if the early end was a reward for Saturday’s play…
No.

On if the team has made a point to keep a fast tempo and run a lot of plays in practice…
We try and get more plays in a short period of time and they can get their wind up and conditioning at the same time, (and at the) same time we keep the tempo going and they can concentrate.

On if the fast tempo is something they can carry into the preseason…
We’re going to try and get them going. At certain times we’ll do different things, but we’ll try and get them going faster.

On how enjoyable it’s been to coach Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye considering he was a former safety…
Well it’s been enjoyable to coach them all, but two rookies playing, they study, they work hard every day, they have some mistakes in practice, but they learn from their mistakes and it’s just good to see them because they’re good people as well.

On Coach John Morton’s statement that Christian Hackenberg is still a rookie in many ways…
It is because he’s getting a lot more reps (now). Last year, there were three quarterbacks ahead of him, so this year there’s only three in camp, so he’s getting a lot more reps right now (and) he’s getting to play for the first time really without running scout team cards so in that respect, yes.

On what Hackenberg is better at this year than he was last year…
I don’t know if he’s better at anything, he’s just learning the offense and having the whole spring and taking the reps more, he’s getting to play more and as he plays more everything becomes easier for him so he’s better mentally from that standpoint.

On if the way Hackenberg is playing now makes him glad he took the approach he did with Hackenberg last season…
It’s hard to get reps when there are three quarterbacks in front of you. I’m happy where he is right now and he’s getting to play, he’s learning it, he doesn’t make the same mistake too many times and he’s getting better from there.

On if he’s glad he “redshirted” Hackenberg last year…
He was going to redshirt with the guys we had last year regardless.

On how much more Josh McCown will play in the second preseason game…
Again, we haven’t discussed it yet. We will try and give him more than seven plays, but we haven’t discussed it yet.

On how often Leonard Williams, Sheldon Richardson, and Muhammad Wilkerson will be on the field at the same time this season…
We haven’t gotten in the game plan yet. Right now were just trying to play hard and come together as a unit. As we get into the game plan when the season comes we’ll see.

On how important it will be to get production from Williams, Richardson and Wilkerson…
Well it’s important to get production out of everybody. They just have to do their jobs and everybody else has to do theirs.

On if it might be more beneficial to play only two of them at a time…
Again, when we get into the game plan during the season we’ll discuss it. Right now, they’re just trying to get better, we haven’t even gotten into the game plan of playing people so that’s the last part on my mind.

On why he thinks McDougle is more confident…
He’s finally comfortable. He’s finally healthy first of all. He’s had some nicks the last couple of years that’s kept him off the field and he’s missed a significant amount of time. But now he’s back he’s healthy and he came in in great shape and its showing.

On if he has been happy with Darron Lee and Demario Davis’s coverage in the pass game…
They get good depth (on their drops). They’re still learning how to work together. They have great communication, so they just have to keep getting better.
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