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Bowles: Execution, not effort the problem in blowout

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After watching film of the Jets' 41-10 thrashing at the hands of Indianapolis on Tuesday morning, coach Todd Bowles decided effort wasn't the issue.

"We got effort, we just didn't play with much intelligence last night," Bowles said about mistakes he labeled as "boneheaded" by the team. "How you address it? It is what it is. When you get in this business, you coach and play for your job every day; win, lose or draw. That's no different now."

At this point, even if that was true, Bowles is going to have a hard time finding someone to believe him. The fans who attended Monday night's game were treated to two of the most efficient touchdown drives we've seen out of Andrew Luck all season on the first two drives. There were no Jets defenders near Dwayne Allen on either of his first two touchdowns.

The only Jets players working to the whistle seemed to be the three who were hit with personal foul penalties in the first half for shoving Colts players out of bounds or after the play.

But right now, this isn't about what I think or what any Jets (3-9) fan thinks. Those minds seem to be made up already. Bowles has the yeoman's task of convincing his players to play for him down the stretch in a series of meaningless games while they take a look at a second-year quarterback.

Thankfully for Bowles, that uphill climb starts in San Francisco (1-11) before heading home to play the Dolphins. New England and Buffalo close out their disappointing 2016 season. That gives Bowles roughly a month to show that the team still wants to play for him.

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