QB Coach Talk
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:09 PM
Ryan interviewed Lee for the same position a year ago before the quarterbacks guru signed with the Bills.
The Daily News has learned that Rex Ryan, who's had seemingly daily defections on his coaching staff, is targeting David Lee to replace the fired Matt Cavanaugh as the Jets' next quarterbacks coach. Ryan interviewed Lee for the same position a year ago before the quarterbacks guru signed with the Bills.
The Bills fired their entire staff after the season. New head coach Doug Marrone already hired two coordinators, including Mike Pettine from Ryan’s staff, and could retain other members of the staff from the previous regime.
Lee, who reintroduced the Wildcat to the NFL during his three seasons (2008-2010) with the Dolphins, would be asked to get Mark Sanchez back on track. Sanchez, who committed 26 turnovers for the second consecutive season, has a league-high 52 turnovers in the past two seasons.
The Jets’ offense is in flux after offensive coordinator Tony Sparano was earlier in the week. Ryan distanced himself from the “ground and pound” mantra that he preached for years, calling for an “attacking” and “unpredictable” style from the next offensive coordinator. The Jets have compiled a list that includes former Raven's OC Cam Cameron, former Eagles OC Marty Mornhinweg and Bengals assistant Hue Jackson, according to sources. Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who was an assistant for the Jets, is also scheduled to interview, according to CBS Sports.
Ryan and owner Woody Johnson didn’t commit to Sanchez during a season-ending press conference on Tuesday. Ryan, however, maintained that Sanchez’s $8.25 guaranteed base salary for 2013 won’t play a role in whether he’s the starter.
“I’d just say this, whoever the offensive coordinator is, his system, all those type of things, there’s going to be a lot of things that go into it,” Ryan said. “But money, the financial part of it, will not be a consideration for it. We’ll play the player that fits what we do best, what we believe gives us the best chance.”
Added Johnson: “We’re looking for the best player at the start of the season, the start of the preseason.”
Johnson and Ryan intimated that there would be an open competition for the starting quarterback job.
“That’s exactly right,” Ryan said. “I think when you look at it, right now, understanding that there’s things that we need to do at first, we have to get an offensive coordinator in place and then we’ll address it from there.”
Lee’s forte has been sharpening quarterbacks’ mechanics and fundamentals. He mentored Tony Romo during his four-year tenure with the Cowboys and helped Chad Pennington earn Comeback Player of the Year honors in Miami in 2008.
Ryan has seen a recent mass exodus on his staff in the past 12 days. The Jets have lost eight coaches -- offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator, quarterbacks, linebackers, outside linebackers, assistant defensive backs, and strength and conditioning -- through firings, defections or retirement since the regular season ended.
Five of them left by choice.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:11 PM
Posted by Mike Florio on January 12, 2013, 2:39 PM EST
The Jets don’t have a G.M. but they have a head coach. They also don’t have an offensive coordinator but they soon could have a quarterbacks coach.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets hope to hire former Bills and Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee. Though former Dolphins head coach and former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano gets the credit, it was Lee who brought the Wildcat to Miami in 2008. Sparano was supposed to bring the Wildcat to New York in 2012, but as former Jets special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff explained it on Friday, the end result was “an absolute mess.”
It’s unknown whether the Jets would want Lee to bring the Wildcat with him, but ifMark Sanchez is going to be the starting quarterback the Jets will benefit from having an alternative attack that dilutes defensive preparation
Edited by F.Chowds, 12 January 2013 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:41 PM
Edited by SenorGato, 12 January 2013 - 03:41 PM.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:00 AM
Maybe Rex is going to push for Tebow. "Unveil" the failed plan in a rebuild year to save some face while we ride out Sanchez' contract.
That would 1. appease Woody, 2. respond to Westy, 3. stick it to Sparano showing him how Tebow should've been used.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:27 AM
I does not matter which order the Jets hire as long as the Jets get the best man for the job but I hope the Jets had a GM by now
How can u say order does not matter?
There is a reason systems are in place, and that coaching has to be a part of the system.
Playing QB in the WCO is much different than in a vertical passing offense, which are both different from a read option, you need coaches who can coach to the system, the Jets do everything backwards, woody and Rex are in way over their heads
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