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Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates took the blame for the Jets’ inability to score over the past few weeks.

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The Jets just can’t do anything right on offense these days.

The offensive line can’t block. The running backs can’t run. The wide receivers can’t catch – or do it while standing out of bounds. And the quarterback – before getting hurt – is struggling more and more with each passing week.

So what do all of those things have in common? They’re all coached by Jeremy Bates.

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For his part, the Jets’ offensive coordinator was fast to point the finger directly at himself on Thursday.

In fact, Bates fell on his sword nine different times while talking to reporters Thursday, constantly blaming his own play calling or phrases like, “that’s on me.”

“I need to put our players in better positions to be successful, need to put our players in better position to score touchdowns and that’s my responsibility,” Bates said. “We have to score points in this league to win football games.”

This season is Bates’ first as a coordinator since 2010, when he was fired by the Seahawks. He joined the Jets as the quarterback coach last season after a four-year hiatus from the NFL, but has been pulling double duty with both roles since February.

So far, it doesn’t sound like it’s going so well.

It sure hasn’t looked great on the field of late either, given the Jets have scored just one touchdown over the past two games and have averaged an impotent 11 points over the last three weeks.

The good news for Bates is that head coach Todd Bowles hasn’t been willing to throw him under the bus and criticize his performance as offensive coordinator. But he didn’t …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports

      

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