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Jets coach Todd Bowles must pay for foul language

Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York

Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets looks on during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Oct. 30, 2016 in Cleveland. Credit: Getty Images / Gregory Shamus

Todd Bowles’ colorful language is going to cost him.

A day after he cursed on Sunday for the second time during a postgame news conference, Bowles said Jets director of football administration Jackie Davidson plans to put a “swear jar” in his office. “Every time I cuss, I’m going to have to put a dollar in it,” Bowles said, “so I’m going to have to watch myself.”

After trailing by 13 points at halftime, the Jets scored 24 unanswered points en route to a 31-28 win. Asked about his halftime remarks to players, Bowles said on camera: “There’s no big speech to be made. You’ve got to have a [expletive] attitude when you’re getting your [butt] kicked.”

Fitz feels fine

Ryan Fitzpatrick said he has no lingering effects from the helmet-to-helmet hit delivered by the Browns’ Briean Boddy-Calhoun.

“No. Feeling good,” said the quarterback, whose helmet was sent flying after he tried to scramble for a first down with the Jets trailing 7-0 early in the first quarter.

Fitzpatrick insisted he was OK immediately after the play but was checked by medical staffers to be sure.

“He dives like that all the time,” right tackle Breno Giacomini said.

“He’s a competitor, he wants to get that extra yard, wants to get the first down. You always want him to kind of take care of himself and protect himself, but he’s a competitor. That’s just who he is. We’ve talked to him over the past two years, but he’s going to keep doing it. He’s going to keep fighting for that extra yard, man. He loves this game. And it shows.”

Exam for Davis

Tight end Kellen Davis (sore elbow) is scheduled for X-rays.


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