Yesterday, news broke that the New England Patriots’ week 16 opponent — the New York Jets — might be in danger of having to play the game without head coach Todd Bowles on the sidelines. The 53-year old was hospitalized yesterday with what the team initially feared was a heart attack. Luckily, this turned not out to be the case.
However, doctors naturally wanted to keep a close eye on Bowles and have a say in weather or not he travels with his team to play the Patriots. Turns out, according to Adam Schefter, he was given the green light to do so:
Todd Bowles traveled to Foxboro and will coach the Jets today.
This is obviously good news for Bowles on a professional and, more importantly, personal level. It also means that the Patriots’ opponent will not have to deal with the adversity of having to play without the head coach on the sidelines — especially considering the short preparation time it would have taken to replace Bowles with assistant head coach Mike Caldwell.