Todd Bowles is moving on from his time as head coach of the Jets, but not without taking a few lessons with him.
The new Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator met with reporters during a press conference on Friday and was asked about what he had learned in four years as head coach of the Jets.
"(It's helped me) just dealing with people, dealing with adversity, understanding situations on and off the field, dealing with most of that," he said. "Even media-wise, it's helped me a great deal. So overall, I think I've grown as a coach and that was a great experience for me."
Bowles, of course, did not have great success with the Jets, going 24-40 in four seasons and winning more than five games just once -- in his first season when they went 10-6 but missed the playoffs.
Yet Bowles sounds content in being back with Bruce Arians, whom he was defensive coordinator for during his two years with the Arizona Cardinals, and would not divulge on whether or not he would coach again.
"I'm going to be a defensive coordinator," Bowles said. "I love coaching football, whatever that capacity is. Whether it's water boy or whether it's as defensive backs caoch or coordiantor or head coach, I will do my job to the fullest."