Matching execs and coaches to teams a business of its own
NEW YORK (AP) — For a guy who has dealt with so many high-profile people — Jerry Jones, Jim Harbaugh, Pete Carroll to name a few — Jed Hughes manages to stay out of the limelight.
That's just fine with Hughes. Brokering deals is what he's all about.
Jets hire Saints’ John Morton as offensive coordinator
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets found someone to lead their offense. Next up: the search for a quarterback.
New Orleans Saints wide receivers coach John Morton was hired by the Jets on Tuesday to be their offensive coordinator.
Morton replaces Chan Gailey, who retired after the season following two years on coach Todd Bowles' staff.
The hiring came four weeks after the Jets finished a 5-11 season during which the offense struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness.
Jets OC Chan Gailey retires, 5 assistants let go
NEW YORK (AP) — Chan Gailey is calling it a career, and Todd Bowles is shaking up his coaching staff.
The New York Jets announced Tuesday that Gailey has retired after two years as Bowles' offensive coordinator, and five assistant coaches will not return following a disappointing 5-11 season.
Quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo, running backs coach Marcel Shipp, defensive line coach Pepper Johnson, outside linebackers coach Mark Collins and defensive backs coach Joe Danna will not be back.
C.J. Spiller has struggled through most of the last three seasons. But at 29, the former Pro Bowl running back who signed with the Jets this week, still believes there’s good football ahead of him.
"I know I’m a great player," Spiller said Thursday after his first practice. "I know I can play in this league. My confidence is not down, so I’m excited about the opportunity here."
Jets officially sign C.J. Spiller, waive Knile Davis
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets hope C.J. Spiller can help boost their backfield with some speed and versatility.
The veteran running back was officially signed Wednesday, and the Jets waived running back Knile Davis a day after claiming him off waivers.
Spiller joins a Jets backfield that includes Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, and he's reunited with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who coached Spiller during some of his best seasons in Buffalo.
Gailey knows it’s on him to solve Jets’ offensive woes
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Chan Gailey realizes there's plenty of blame to go around when it comes to the problems with the New York Jets' offense.
He also knows it's his job to solve them. From the quarterback to the running game to the offensive line.
Jets’ Chan Gailey defends his third-and-short calls
FLORHAM PARK — Seems like only yesterday the Jets were defending themselves from criticism that they were on the verge of overworking workhorse running back Matt Forte.
Three weeks and three straight losses later, the same people are wondering if they're not using Forte enough.