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Bobby April Fired as Special Teams Coach

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Bowles just announced that ST Coach Bobby April, Asst ST Coach Steve Hogan and Asst OL Coach Ron Heller have been shown the door.

Niceeeeeee 

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Wow - I didn't see that coming; thought that most would stay; can't really argue with any of that; with all of the problems ST had - I know that we didn't have depth, but he didn't adapt or anything?

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We might wanna look at Dave Flipp the special teams coach from the Eagles. With Kelly out, the new coach could bring in a different staff.

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If you recall last year when Bowles was putting together his staff, April was not his first choice. He wanted Keith Armstrong but the Falcons would not give permission.

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I like this; I know it isn't all April's fault - Quigley sucks; Folk gets hurt, but nothing changed over the year.  He didn't try anything else. Westy said that Quigley had a better side to directionally kick too and he was constantly kicking in the other direction. Also, if you want the players to be accountable, the coaching staff has to show the same accountability.

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Wow - I didn't see that coming; thought that most would stay; can't really argue with any of that; with all of the problems ST had - I know that we didn't have depth, but he didn't adapt or anything?

Yeah, knew they would address ST issues but this? So fast? Nope.

makes sense so.  If someone shakes free you want to be ready to hire I guess, or let people know the positions are available

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Yessssssssssssss  finally 

FYI Mike Westhoff is available

I would love to have him back, but he has repeatedly said on TV that he is no longer interested in coaching Special Teams.

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I would love to have him back, but he has repeatedly said on TV that he is no longer interested in coaching Special Teams.

Maybe we can have a sign fly over SNY saying "Fire Westy"...

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We might wanna look at Dave Flipp the special teams coach from the Eagles. With Kelly out, the new coach could bring in a different staff.

That is a great idea. Their special teams unit has been consistently good. Without them they don't beat the Pats and you can argue they don't beat us ether.

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This FO acts fast, know what they want and doesn't drag their feet.

If you can't keep up, put out or buy in, you're gone. 

 

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It's nice to have a front office that actually realize where the team is weak in and actually do something about it. Special Teams has been horrible this year. I feel like old regimes would hang on to these coaches because they were friends or what not. 

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This FO acts fast, know what they want and doesn't drag their feet

 

Yes, and it's a good thing. 

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Awesome news, regime isn't messing around. 

 

I agree - it isn't like we are throwing coaches under the bus to save the HC; this is 'hey you guys let us down and we are moving on'

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Maybe we can have a sign fly over SNY saying "Fire Westy"...

He's not coming back. Said it on the post game show last week.  Is happy retired 

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We might wanna look at Dave Flipp the special teams coach from the Eagles. With Kelly out, the new coach could bring in a different staff.

Great idea.  Said in the other thread they might have someone else on mind already and want to sign him right away. 

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That is a great idea. Their special teams unit has been consistently good. Without them they don't beat the Pats and you can argue they don't beat us ether.

Sproles helps too...

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Good move but next season we need to sacrifice a couple of spots for a KR and a PR. Jets like Versatile players, but we need guys that are good in this area. And please........ Tell me we can get a better Punter 

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Sproles helps too...

Yeah that's a good point. They also excelled at blocking punts/kicks and recovering muffs and whatnot. That might speak more to the talents of their ST players though.

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Going into the season you would have thought the NFL had eliminated kickoffs and punts with the personnel we had. Kerley and Stacy? Wasnt NFL calibre. 

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Just shows again what having mostly horrible drafts from 2010-2014 can do to a team. Coach had to go, but our talent on specials really slipped.

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In the grand scheme we missed the playoffs because of special teams...the fact that this regime reacted to that IMO is a great sign going forward .

Exactly.

true signs of accountability or consequence... No friend network here

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21 yard punt and spotting the Bills 7 had to be the final nail... Otherwise, why not can him sooner?

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Just shows again what having mostly horrible drafts from 2010-2014 can do to a team. Coach had to go, but our talent on specials really slipped.

Really great point-right here is where it glaringly shows- Quiglye also MUST be gone

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best Jets news I've heard all week.  special teams was the achillies heel of this team.  Not one big punt or kick return all year, but they sure gave up some!

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