Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 1/2/12
Although the Jets season didn’t go as planned, their coordinators on both sides of the ball are wanted as head coaches.  Manish Mehta has the details: If Pettine were to be hired by the Dolphins, the most logical replacement would be Dennis Thurman.  Currently the defensive backs coach, Thurman has been with Rex Ryan since 2002 when both were on the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff.  When Ryan came over to New York, he brought Thurman with him.  Last offseason, Al Davis wanted to hire Thurman to be his new defensive coordinator.  Rex denied that request.  There was a reason behind that.  Rex had to know Pettine would be hired as a head coach one day, and he wanted Thurman to be the man to replace him. Another name that will come up is Jack Del Rio.  Del Rio and Rex are very close friends, dating back to their days together on the Ravens staff.  Del Rio was fired by the Jaguars during the season, but he is familiar with Rex’s defense as well, and I’m sure would love to reunite with h...
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