Zachtomims47 Posted January 17 Share Posted January 17 13 hours ago, football guy said: A few random notes on the coaching search: Very much a collaborative effort between FO-HC. I assumed Saleh would have a particular candidate in mind but he buys into the approach the Jets took that led to his own hiring, which is to have an open search and hire the guy who “fits” what they’re looking for. What they’re looking for? A well rounded coach with strong leadership and communication skills. As evidenced by their candidates thus far, having a specific trait or background is not necesssrily the primary focus. Saleh and the FO agreed that Mike LaFleur, while talented, was too rigid in terms of scheme/usage and failed to exhibit the strong leadership qualities such as communication. They want someone who will be more “global” with the offensive staff and players. Nick Caley is interviewing this week. When I first saw his name I admittedly rolled my eyes. Then spoke to some people in the know and they said he’s a legit candidate. The connection here is Jets chief of staff Steve Scarnecchia, who is close with Caley. Scarnecchia He was much more than a “TE coach” under McDaniels specifically and people believe he could be a future head coach given his overall football knowledge, compatibility, organization, and high-end communication skills. Another reason why he’s being considered? Jimmy Garoppolo. They’ve know each other dating back to their Eastern Illinois/New England days and have remained close. There are some with the Jets who believe a scenario exists where they can hire both Kevin Patullo + Marcus Brady as a “package deal”. That would likely require the Jets hiring Patullo as the OC and Marcus Brady to a QB coach/passing game coordinator type role. There are a lot of connections here. Patullo spent some time here, but both were on the Colts staff when Rex Hogan was there as well. Both now in PHI where Joe Douglas has a ton of friends. Jets spoke to Reich and those guys came highly recommended. There’s some sense that it will be difficult to convince Darrell Bevell to leave Miami. He will consider it, but wouldn’t call it a lock. Much like Bevell, there’s some belief among agents that Joe Brady wants to stay in Buffalo for another year. Add Greg Olson to the list of popular OC candidates who is less likely to come here. Not impossible, but he prefers to stay as close to the Bay Area as possible. Doug Marrone is someone to monitor as OL coach/run game coordinator. The Jets feel they have lacked an “aggressive edge” to their OL and will look for a coach who will tap into it, which Marrone is well known for. Also important: Marrone is flexible with blocking schemes (zone/man). It wouldn’t be a lateral move with “RGC” attached to his title. Worth noting that Saleh was on his staff in Jacksonville. Was also born and raised in the Bronx. Nathanial Hackett was contemplating a year off. Some believe he can be convinced to be an offensive consultant, but doesn’t sound like there’s a rush on Hackett’s end. May be an option for us after we lock down an OC. Pat Shurmur was among the list of names Saleh has put together for a senior position on the staff. No word on that front. Justin Outten (DEN), Ben McDaniels (HOU), and Chris Morgan (CHI) are additional candidates that have been mentioned for potential roles on our staff. Can we just hire them all? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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