Thirteen months ago, the Jets rallied to save Rex Ryan’s job. It was obvious to Nick Mangold that history wasn’t going to repeat itself in 2014.
As Jets fans know all too well, sometimes these hires pay off, and sometimes … well, they don’t.
Bowles is coming home and taking over in Florham Park: “I can’t help but be humbled by the chance to coach this team. I am going to do everything I can to build a consistent winner.”
Mariota and Florida State’s Jameis Winston are considered the top two quarterbacks in this year’s draft. With the sixth overall pick, the QB-needy Jets could be just out of reach.
“I have great respect for him,” said former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who had Gailey on his staff for four seasons. “I think he’s a very good playcaller. He knows how to get the very best out of what he has.”
The 51-year-old Bowles replaces Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with general manager John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after six seasons. Bowles was a highly sought candidate after leading Arizona’s defense the last two seasons.
Richardson, who has quickly become one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL, had eight sacks, 84 total tackles and 9.5 tackles for loss/no gain during the 2014 season.
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The difference between this regime change and the countless that have come before it is this time no one can say the Jets weren’t diligent or that they didn’t think through the hiring of new general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles.
Ryan is already a hit in Buffalo. He was even greeted by a giant pizza that said “WELCOME REX” after arriving in Orchard Park on Tuesday.
The Jets have been busy since Boomer and Craig signed off Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., hiring a GM in Mike Maccagnan and reportedly choosing Todd Bowles to be their next head coach.
In the end, possibly waiting another three weeks to hire a head coach was something that the Jets felt was too risky.
The search is over. The Jets finally have a new general manager.
The WFAN host knows that for Gang Green, it ultimately comes down to the quarterback position. And Carton has a solution for his beleaguered franchise. Two words: Peyton Manning.
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