NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets interviewed Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and San Diego offensive coordinator Frank Reich for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday.
The team is also set to speak with Tampa Bay director of player personnel Jon Robinson for the general manager position.
Owner Woody Johnson and consultants Ron Wolf and Charley Casserly spoke with Bowles and Reich, bringing the number of candidates interviewed to replace the fired Rex Ryan to six.
WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason said Reich, his former roommate at the University of Maryland, had a “very good” interview with the Jets’ brain trust.
“I don’t want to get into the details of everything that he and I spoke about afterwards,” Esiason said Thursday morning on the “Boomer & Carton” show. “I think this is OK to share with people: number one, your owner is very involved, and your owner is asking very detailed questions, and your owner knows what the hell he’s doing. … Frank said that Woody Johnson is involved. He’s engaged and he is involved.”
Reich described Casserly as “buttoned-up” and “very organized,” according to Esiason.
He is also a candidate for the Bills job, and Esiason said Reich’s former teammates have been advocating for his return to Buffalo.