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Jets fire Strength coach

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Source: Jets fire strength coach

January, 3, 2013

JAN 3

2:06

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By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Bill Hughan, the Jets' head strength and conditioning coach, has been fired after two seasons in his current position, a league source told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.

Injuries, particularly of the soft-tissue variety, were an ongoing theme, dating to last spring's minicamp and OTA practices. The issue carried into training camp, hitting the receiving corps in particular. Rex Ryan was exasperated, to the point where he tweaked the practice schedule to allow for more stretching time.

The Jets were crushed by injuries in 2012, losing two of their best players -- Darrelle Revis(knee) and Santonio Holmes (foot), both of whom suffered non-contact injuries.

All told, the Jets' starters had 54 games-lost due to injuries. The team's injury rate for the entire roster was the highest since 2005, according to the Jets' in-house statistics. Former GM Mike Tannenbaum said recently the team was planning to conduct an internal study on the problem in the offseason.

Hughan was hired in 2011. He replaced Sal Alosi, who resigned under pressure after his infamous tripping incident in December 2010.

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/19751/source-jets-fire-strength-coach

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'tis just an appetizer for the fans...

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We found our scapegoat

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Who made this call?

I assume it was decided by Tanny and team earlier.

Woody probably will let new GM and Rex decide fates of real coaches

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Is this even news worthy? I mean the guy got Tebow to gain muscle... lol

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That should just about fix the team...I remember when Nick Saban came in to coach the Dolphins he even fired Father Nick who had been there since before the undefeated season-now when the Jets go THAT far then and only then would it be considered (as 8-0 would say) "sweeping changes"

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Great decision. The injury bug was too much this season.

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I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did. Our team was literally hamstrung with injuries all season long.

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Look, after James Dearth was cut we needed a scapegoat and who better than Bill Hughan? All I have to say is Matt Cavanaugh best be watchin' HIS azz

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Look, after James Dearth was cut we needed a scapegoat and who better than Bill Hughan? All I have to say is Matt Cavanaugh best be watchin' HIS azz

ya cavanaugh is fired 3 seconds after Tony IMHO

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Next to go-Rex's chef

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Not the firing I was looking for..

Edited by BurnleyJet
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Not the firing I was looking for..

don't expect much from this gutless owner Burn...as 80 said, this is HIS idea of sweeping changes...

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Great decision. The injury bug was too much this season.

Did seem a little more rampant than usual the past couple of seasons. I don't even know why I'm pretending to remember the 2011 season, but that sounds right.

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THE MOLE!!!

LOL, never thought of that...maybe

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Honestly, Strength Coach is waaayyy more important than what many of the posters here are letting on. Next to the HC/OC/DC, I'd say that dude is the next on the list.

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Honestly, Strength Coach is waaayyy more important than what many of the posters here are letting on. Next to the HC/OC/DC, I'd say that dude is the next on the list.

Seriously, look at how our special teams coverage suffered this year.

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