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Starting in 3 weeks, Rob is on the clock...

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The future of the Jets may be in his hands.

Thoughts, concerns, confidence in him?

Has never been a QB coach at the College or NFL level. 

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Rob Calabrese begins his first season with the New York Jets after joining Robert Saleh's staff as the quarterbacks coach on January 21, 2021. For Calabrese, he joins the Jets after two years as an offensive quality control coach in Denver working with the quarterbacks.

Over the last two seasons, Calabrese worked with a number of quarterbacks as the Broncos were forced to use six different quarterbacks as a result of injury. During the 2019 season, Calabrese's first in the NFL, rookie quarterback Drew Lock started the final five games, compiling a 4-1 record, while Joe Flacco, who started the first eight, completed 65.3% of his passes, the best mark in his 13-year NFL career.

Prior to joining the Broncos, Calabrese coached college football at Wagner College (2016-18) and his alma mater, Central Florida (2014-15). At Wagner, he helped direct an offense that averaged 28 points per game in 2018, an almost seven point per game improvement from the previous season, and the school's best average in nine seasons. At UCF, he worked with the team's quarterbacks and wide receivers as a graduate assistant and was selected as one of 30 coaches for the NCAA-AFCA Future Football Coaches Academy. Before his start in college coaching, Calabrese spent a season at Oviedo (FL) HS coaching quarterbacks.

A quarterback and wide receiver at Central Florida, Calabrese finished his college career passing for 1,276 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushing for 494 rushing yards and two touchdowns. A three-year starter at East Islip (NY) HS, he earned the Boomer Esiason Award as Suffolk County's top quarterback as a junior and senior and broke Esiason's school records for career passing yardage (3,992) and touchdowns (34).

Calabrese and his wife, Taylor, have a son, Kayden.

FLIGHT PATH

New York Jets | 2021-Present

Quarterbacks - 2021-Present

Denver Broncos | 2019-20

Offensive Quality Control - 2019-20

Wagner College | 2016-18

Offensive Coordinator - 2017-18

Running Backs/Assistant Special Teams Coordinator - 2016

UCF | 2014-15

Graduate Assistant - 2014-15

Oviedo (FL) HS | 2013

Quarterbacks - 2013

PLAYING CAREER

UCF (Quarterback) - 2008-12

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Well, he,will have a little help...OC, Passing Game Coordinator dude, several offensive quality control assistants, etc.

 

A bit of a step up from the socially awkward cockeyed bookworm and his pet hobbit.

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This is a good point but mainly because just about all of the coaches are newbies at their positions. I’m not saying that these guys won’t work out just that you almost need a gray beard or two who has seen it all and can quietly observe.  We’ll see what happens.

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8 minutes ago, rangerous said:

This is a good point but mainly because just about all of the coaches are newbies at their positions. I’m not saying that these guys won’t work out just that you almost need a gray beard or two who has seen it all and can quietly observe.  We’ll see what happens.

To your point, Greg Knapp will serve as that grey beard. I am just pleased the Jets finally have a real staff, not one or two guys, but an entire staff of assistants and especially a coach specifically for the most important position in all of sports. 

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The MOST important position is GM.  By far. We've had crappy GM's and here we are so all this talk about positions is great BUT when you have a GM that picks a safety when 3 good QB's are available, your team is doomed.   THEN, trades a kings ransom for a third pick QB and gets him NO offensive help, well, you get my drift.

 

Bring back the days of Brick, Mangold, Faneca etc. We need a stout Oline.

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Real Talk:  QB's are not really "developed" at the NFL Level. 

For the vast majority, they're either ready to play, or they likely never will be.

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46 minutes ago, southparkcpa said:

The MOST important position is GM.  By far. We've had crappy GM's and here we are so all this talk about positions is great BUT when you have a GM that picks a safety when 3 good QB's are available, your team is doomed.   THEN, trades a kings ransom for a third pick QB and gets him NO offensive help, well, you get my drift.

 

Bring back the days of Brick, Mangold, Faneca etc. We need a stout Oline.

we were closer to winning a SB then people give us credit for with those guys.

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8 hours ago, Warfish said:

Real Talk:  QB's are not really "developed" at the NFL Level. 

For the vast majority, they're either ready to play, or they likely never will be.

true enough but there are late bloomers like theisman and gannon. 

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16 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

The guy with the single most important job on the Jets that we aren’t talking about enough..

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I thought Michael Strahan worked for GMA 😄

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9 hours ago, Warfish said:

Real Talk:  QB's are not really "developed" at the NFL Level. 

For the vast majority, they're either ready to play, or they likely never will be.

Hmm, and I see it as they are totally developed at the NFL level.  They all come out of college with the physical attributes to play the position but the mental game, the mechanics being consistent, the physical pounding of the NFL etc, thats learned on the NFL level.

Just read the reports that when Mahomes came to KC he had the worst mechanics they had ever seen

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