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Jets Todd Bowles talks Bills matchup: LeSean McCoy shifty as ever

Jets Todd Bowles talks Bills matchup: LeSean McCoy shifty as ever
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With the Jets set to open their season in Buffalo on Sunday, Todd Bowles was presented a few questions regarding Bills personnel on Thursday.

One subject of conversation was LeSean McCoy. The ever-dangerous running back is entering his third season with the Bills. With not much else to rely on offensively, Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott suggested McCoy could play every snap Week 1.

When asked if McCoy has shown any signs of decline, Bowles immediately disputed the idea.

” he said. “He’s as shifty as ever. He’s as tough as ever,“Not one bit, great out of the backfield and good in the backfield as well.”

McCoy will be the top priority for Gang Green’s defense on Sunday, along with stopping mobile quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

On the other side of the ball, the Jets have a little more to worry about.

The Bills have a talented front seven on defense. Meanwhile, New York’s offensive line looked sluggish throughout the summer.

“They’re big in the middle and they’re aggressive and fast outside,” Bowles said of Buffalo’s defensive. “They have some hard-hitting linebackers. The same guys are mostly in place that we played against last year. It’s going to be a tough battle. It was every year.”

DT Marcell Dareus is just one of the Bills’ many threats to a weak Jets offense. Bowles’ line will have its hands full with him alone.

 he can do a lot of things,“He’s good in any system. Obviously,” Bowles said. “He can stuff the run. He can push the pocket. He can get to the passer. He’s about one of the best I’ve seen. He can handle double teams so not much has changed from that standpoint. He’s still doing the same things he’s been doing.”

Jets' McCown perseveres as last of QBs from 2002 draft

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Josh McCown's NFL journey began 15 years ago as the fourth of 16 quarterbacks selected in the 2002 draft.

He's the only one still playing, and it's been that way for a while.

 but he's still going strong.,The 38-year-old McCown is a study in perseverance, a guy who has been all over the league — the New York Jets being his 10th team — as a starter, backup and sometimes just a training camp arm. Hundreds of players have come and gone since McCown entered the league

'" McCown said. "I try to tell the young guys all the time that you just don't know. You come in and maybe you're bummed because you didn't get drafted here or maybe you went undrafted. You never know how your story can unfold and turn out.","It's funny, 'Man, I was just thinking that,[url=http://www.jetscheapstore.com/ardarius-stewart-jersey-cheap]Womens ArDarius Stewart Jersey[/url], there's not anybody left of our class

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Meanwhile, McCown is preparing to start under center for the Jets in their season opener Sunday at Buffalo.

 nothing surprises you.,"There are some things in life that obviously you live long enough and older people say this all the time but you live long enough and nothing surprises you," McCown said. "In this league, you play long enough

"I'm glad to be here."

Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers is the only other player from McCown's draft class remaining on an NFL roster.

" McCown said. "It's cool to still see him going,"Heck of a guy and it doesn't shock me, for sure."

The same could be said of McCown, who was a third-round pick of Arizona out of Sam Houston State in 2002. He spent four seasons with the Cardinals and started 22 games before signing with Detroit as a free agent in 2006.

 when it appeared his time in the NFL might be over.,Next came stints with Oakland (2007), Miami (2008) and Carolina (2008-09), and then a stop in 2010 with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. McCown also coached high school ball during that time

829 yards with 13 touchdowns and just one interception while filling in for the injured Jay Cutler.,He got a look from San Francisco during training camp in 2011, but was cut before the season. Chicago scooped him up and the Bears helped McCown revive his career. He had perhaps his best season to date in 2013, when he threw for 1

 spent the past two years with Cleveland — and now,McCown signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent in 2014, he's with the Jets on a one-year deal worth $6 million .

 every minute counts and you make the most of it.","It's such a privilege to get to play in this league," McCown said. "To be at this point in a career and to go in and be one of 32 guys that gets to be an opening day starter, period, is no doubt special. You walk out to the practice field and you go through this week

McCown had been the Jets' assumed starter from the moment he joined the team, although New York insisted there was a three-man competition for the job with Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.

Hackenberg struggled for most of the preseason and Petty did little to distinguish himself. So, McCown's the man — for now.

 having fun with it and winning that ballgame.",[url=http://www.jetscheapstore.com/ardarius-stewart-jersey-cheap]Authentic ArDarius Stewart Jersey[/url],[url=http://www.jetscheapstore.com/morris-claiborne-jersey-cheap]Womens Morris Claiborne Jerseyy[/url],"I'm very," McCown said. "I look forward to taking it all in,[url=http://www.jetscheapstore.com/christian-hackenberg-jersey-authe]Authentic Christian Hackenberg Jersey[/url], very thankful to be a part of this and be on this team and have an opportunity to go out there on Sunday for another opening day, but at the same time just making the most of it

 with 79 touchdowns and 69 interceptions and a 78.2 quarterback rating.,Victories have been tough to come by for McCown,[url=http://www.jetscheapstore.com/jordan-jenkins-jersey-cheap]Authentic Jordan Jenkins Jersey[/url], and 18-42 for his career. McCown's statistics aren't eye-popping, who's 2-20 as a starter over the past three seasons, either

But it's more than just numbers when it comes to McCown.

 an egoless competitor in a sport filled with big talkers and larger-than-life personalities. He knows his career is in its twilight,Current and former teammates rave about his leadership and love for the game. McCown is also incredibly humble, [url=http://www.jetscheapstore.com/darron-lee-jersey-cheap]Authentic Darron Lee Jersey[/url],and he's at peace with that.

McCown has always beat the odds, though.

"I always had a goal of (playing) 15 years, especially with looking back at the twists and turns throughout my career and spending a year out — yeah, yeah, to be sitting here at this time with the opportunity to start, but that was one of those things for whatever reason. So,[url=http://www.jetscheapstore.com/morris-claiborne-jersey-cheap]Authentic Morris Claiborne Jersey[/url]," he said. [url=http://www.jetscheapstore.com/morris-claiborne-jersey-cheap]Authentic Morris Claiborne Jersey[/url],"It was really one of those things. I didn't write down a whole lot of things, I didn't think, it's a little surprising."

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