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Coach Robert Saleh has filled two more spots on his coaching staff, adding Marquand Manuel (safeties) and Tony Oden (senior defensive assistant/cornerbacks), a source confirmed. (NFL Network first.)

Both worked with Saleh previously, Oden in San Francisco (2020), Manuel in Seattle (2012-2013). Manuel was the Eagles' DB coach last season. In essence, they swapped DB coaches, with Dennard Wilson going from the Jets to Philly.

Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer

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There are some great friggin’ names in there.

I don’t know these names. So I assume they’re the best. 

As long as Deshaun Watson approves. 

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6 minutes ago, C Mart said:

Coach Robert Saleh has filled two more spots on his coaching staff, adding Marquand Manuel (safeties) and Tony Oden (senior defensive assistant/cornerbacks), a source confirmed. (NFL Network first.)

Both worked with Saleh previously, Oden in San Francisco (2020), Manuel in Seattle (2012-2013). Manuel was the Eagles' DB coach last season. In essence, they swapped DB coaches, with Dennard Wilson going from the Jets to Philly.

Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer

I was just looking at the Jets website at the coaching staff and counted 20 coaches (typically around 24 coaches on a full staff) and other than Whitecotton and Ollie, there is a lack of defensive positional coaches.  Mostly just defensive assistants.  Manuel and Oden fill out the secondary coaches but they still have no linebacker coaches.  

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https://www.ninersnation.com/2021/2/2/22262647/49ers-db-coach-tony-oden-is-joining-robert-saleh-in-new-york

Just over a year ago, the 49ers hired Tony Oden to replace Joe Woods as their defensive backs coach. A year later, Oden is off to New York, where he’ll serve as the defensive backs coach for the Jets under new head coach Robert Saleh, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

I’m not sure how much of an impact Oden had as opposed to Woods. We saw drastic differences in coverages from 2018 to 2019, which would suggest that Woods was the driving force and not Oden.

The Jets also hired Marquand Manuel as their safety coach. Manuel worked with Saleh in Seattle. Saleh continues to hire a strong and deep coaching staff in New York with familiar faces.

These familiar faces could play a role when it comes to free agency in a month or so. K’Waun Williams, Ahkello Witherspoon, Richard Sherman, and Jason Verrett are all unrestricted free agents, as is safety Jaquiski Tartt. The Jets have money to work with, and it’s hard to argue that each player wouldn’t start in New York.

How many 49ers end up with the Jets during free agency?

 

 

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1 hour ago, C Mart said:

Coach Robert Saleh has filled two more spots on his coaching staff, adding Marquand Manuel (safeties) and Tony Oden (senior defensive assistant/cornerbacks), a source confirmed. (NFL Network first.)

Both worked with Saleh previously, Oden in San Francisco (2020), Manuel in Seattle (2012-2013). Manuel was the Eagles' DB coach last season. In essence, they swapped DB coaches, with Dennard Wilson going from the Jets to Philly.

Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer

I think Richard Sherman is definitely going to want to come here with all these guys. 

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Good additions for the secondary - Manuel has been a DC, and Oden has a lot of experience too. Both have worked with Saleh in the past.

Still need someone to coach the LBs, but the coaching staff is nearing completion and is looking impressive.

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I like the staff. It is pretty diverse and a good mix of young and old.

I have to express my concern that we have not completely replaced our S&C staff and seriously looked at replacing the turf.

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Rutenberg replaces Joe Woods, who left after helping out the Niners defensive backs and served as the pass game specialist. Woods helped transform the 49ers’ defense. They added Cover 7 principles on the backend that kept the defense out of situations where they were outnumbered. Instead of having a linebacker on the No. 3 receiver, one of the weaknesses of a traditional Cover 3, the 49ers had “ 4 on 3” an 3 on 2” at all times last year. The four and three represent Cover 7 and was a big reason why the 49ers didn’t give up the big play and were stout for the majority of the season in the red area.

Rutenberg has big shoes to fill, but 49ers likely will keep the same principles Woods brought, and Rutenberg will tweak as he sees fit. Rutenberg also served as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Jaguars, as well as a defensive assistant. He coached in Jacksonville from 2013 to 2019. Rutenberg was “Assistant to the Head Coach in Washington from 2004-05. Rutenberg also was a defensive graduate assistant at UCLA while he earned his Masters Degree in Education.

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1 hour ago, BigRy56 said:

An elite staff, no doubt

You are 100% correct and when you take a look at what Todd Bowles put out there for coaches for example....the Jets then weren't even playing the same game!

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Robert Saleh adds three to Jets coaching staff (nypost.com)

 

Robert Saleh adds trio to Jets coaching staff

February 2, 2021 | 6:48pm

 

Robert Saleh added three more assistant coaches to his staff. 

The Jets hired Marquand Manuel as their safeties coach, Tony Oden as a senior defensive assistant/cornerbacks coach and Mike Rutenberg as linebackers coach, a source confirmed. 

Manuel worked with Saleh with the Seahawks in 2012-13. He was the Eagles defensive backs coach last year after serving as the Falcons defensive coordinator in 2017-18.

Oden was with Saleh last year with the 49ers as the team’s defensive backs coach. He coached with the Dolphins in 2018-19, coaching the defensive backs first and then just the safeties.  

Rutenberg was the passing game specialist with the 49ers last year. He and Saleh first worked together with the Jaguars where he worked in a variety of roles. 

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"The downside is that it might limit different ideas."  Rich always with something negative. lol

 

https://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/85791/jets-revamped-coaching-staff-frisco-flavor-old-friends-and-new-approach

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Robert Saleh has been on the job for three weeks, but he already has set himself apart from Adam Gase in at least one respect: coaching-staff composition.

Saleh's staff, almost complete, is a reunion of sorts -- a collection of coaching colleagues from each of his previous NFL stops. In fact, 11 of his 13 hires for key positions -- coordinators and position coaches -- are coaches he worked with previously. This is a common practice in the industry, but Saleh has taken it to a new level.

In most cases, familiarity is a good thing, especially for a team in transition. If nothing else, it shows Saleh was hands-on during the process, choosing his guys.

That's noteworthy, considering the Jets were criticized in 2019 when the front office scared away head-coaching candidate Matt Rhule because it wanted to pick his staff for him. Rhule was a college coach at the time, and there were concerns about his ability to gather an NFL staff.

The front office also had input into Gase's staff, creating an arranged marriage between him and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who had a big say on some of the defensive hires. In the end, Gase assembled a highly experienced group of coaches, nearly half of whom had no previous ties to him.

That dynamic no longer exists. This is the Saleh ensemble. The upside is they speak the same football language and share a similar philosophy. The downside is that it might limit different ideas.

"One of the most impressive things through the interview process regarding Robert and his staff was just his thought process on the composition of the staff and how he was thinking about different personalities and different roles," Jets general manager Joe Douglas said. "You really walked away saying, 'Wow, Robert has really thought this out the right way.' I would say that was as impressive as any name that he brought up."

Other takeaways on the new staff:

San Francisco East: Seven coaches have a connection to the 49ers, Saleh's previous team, including five from the 2020 staff -- Mike LaFleur (offensive coordinator), John Benton (offensive line/run-game coordinator), Aaron Whitecotton (defensive line), Mike Rutenberg (linebackers) and Tony Oden (senior defensive assistant/cornerbacks). New head coaches always bring along assistants from their previous team, but five is a high number.

Prior to 2020, Miles Austin (wide receivers) and Taylor Embree (running backs) worked for the Niners, overlapping with Saleh. You can bet this will be a factor in NFL free agency. Don't be surprised if a handful of ex-Niner players wind up in New York.

Blasts from the past: Reaching back into his early coaching years, Saleh hired assistants he met with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2014-16), Seattle Seahawks (2011-13) and Houston Texans (2005-10).

From Jacksonville is Ron Middleton (tight ends). From his Seattle connections are Jeff Ulbrich (defensive coordinator) and Marquand Manuel (safeties). From his time in Houston is Greg Knapp (pass-game coordinator). Of the 13 top assistants, the only two who didn't coach with Saleh previously are Rob Calabrese (quarterbacks) and Brant Boyer (special teams), a holdover from the past two Jets coaching regimes.

 
Green on offense: Saleh has a handful of first-timers on this side of the ball -- a first-time playcaller (LaFleur) and three first-time position coaches (Calabrese, Embree and Austin). Basically, he's entrusting Sam Darnold (or another quarterback) to a rookie coach in Calabrese, 30, who has only two years of quality-control experience at the NFL level. Presumably, he will lean on Knapp, a former offensive coordinator and 24-year coaching veteran.


The key, of course, is LaFleur, 34, whom Saleh referred to as "Little Mikey" in a recent interview. Saleh met LaFleur through his older brother, Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur, a close friend. Saleh will oversee the entire team, but he's essentially handing off the offense to LaFleur, who spent the past seven years learning under 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.

"Nobody in the world knows [that style of offense] better than he does," Saleh said of LaFleur. "[I'm] really excited about the vision that we have in place for the offensive side, and there's no one better in the world than the people that we've hired to be able to do that. So, it's going to be an exciting time for this organization."

 

POSITION COACH NFL EXPERIENCE
Offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur 7
Quarterbacks Rob Calabrese 2
Wide receivers Miles Austin 1
Running backs Taylor Embree 3
Tight ends Ron Middleton 11
OL/run-game coordinator John Benton 18
Pass-game coordinator Greg Knapp 24
Defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich 8
Senior defensive assistant/cornerbacks Tony Oden 17
Defensive line Aaron Whitecotton 7
Linebackers Mike Rutenberg 10
Safeties Marquand Manuel 9
Special teams coordinator Brant Boyer 9

 

Others: Asst. offensive line Jake Moreland; Asst. defensive line Nate Ollie; Defensive assistants: Ricky Manning Jr., Hayes Pullard and Chip Vaughn; Offensive assistants: Mack Brown and Billy Vandemerkt

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Just now, yocousinvinny said:

eek, should have probably posted it here. Love this move. 

Yea. I was going to make the post like you did but just added it here lol. 
 

Forum can never have enough Leon!

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