New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles works the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
David Richard
October 31, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Bowles needs to curb his cussing - or it'll cost him.

The New York Jets' normally low-key coach used some profanity during his news conference after a 31-28 victory over winless Cleveland on Sunday. He was talking about his stern message to his team at halftime, when the players acknowledged Bowles had some choice words - aka, not suitable for innocent ears - for them after an awful first two quarters.

Jackie Davidson, the Jets' director of football administration, has a simple solution. And, no, not washing his mouth out with soap.

''I guess she's going to put a swear jar in my office,'' Bowles said Monday. ''And every time I cuss, I'm going to have to put a dollar in it. So I'm going to have to watch myself.''

The Jets struggled to a 1-5 start, but have won two in a row to keep the playoffs at least a possibility. But a few more foul outings, and that jar might fill up quickly.


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