Marty Mornhinweg has been a head coach before. Dennis Thurman, unfortunately, has not. Now, though, Rex Ryan actually has his first version of a coaching tree.
Former long-time Ryan assistant, Mike Pettine, is now head coach of the Denver Broncos. It may just have one branch, but the Ryan coaching tree is sprouting. Maybe Thurman is next. Maybe someone else.
Over at the Broncos site...
The New York Jets have retained several members of coach Rex Ryan's staff, including offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman.
Ryan keeps most of his staff intact, with assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, offensive line coach Mike Devlin and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal all back after...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014
Jets General Manager John Idzik has several big decisions to make this offseason. In order for the Jets to become serious contenders, their offense must catch up to the playing level of their defense. The Jets still have some questions at quarterback and wide receiver. While the sturdy defense has a solid mix of youth and experience, Dennis Thurman could be the odd man out in the Big Apple.
Following the trade that saw All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis land with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, the outlook for the Jets' defense looked pretty bleak. Find out why defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman thinks that the Jets' rookie class can help Gang Green return to elite status this upcoming season.
BY NICK ST. DENISDennis Thurman says he doesn't care who gets the credit.Thurman was named the New York Jets' defensive coordinator following the January departure of Mike Pettine, who bolted for the Buffalo Bills in an effort to shake Rex Ryan's shadow. (photo: Matt Britt, Flickr)With that, Ryan has re-taken a firm grip on the Jets' defense, and Thurman is more...
Dennis Thurman was promoted to his New York Jets defensive coordinator post following the departure of Mike Pettine, who left for the rival Buffalo Bills.Defensively, head coach Rex Ryan called the shots, on the field and off, for a good portion of Pettine's reign, and Thurman is well aware that the same will apply to him.Having spent the last four years as Gang Green's defensive...
The New York Jets have a new defensive coordinator in Dennis Thurman. They now have an old defensive coordinator, too. Thursday, Gang Green hired former Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder as the team's linebackers coach. VanGorder held the coordinator position with Atlanta from 2008-11 before assuming the same role at Auburn last year.VanGorder will replace...
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has officially announced the expected hirings of Marty Mornhinweg as his offensive coordinator and Dennis Thurman as the team's defensive coordinator.
Ryan also announced Thursday that David Lee was hired as the team's quarterbacks coach, replacing Matt Cavanaugh, and Tim McDonald will be the Jets' defensive backs coach.
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2013
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According to Brian Costello of the NY Post, a source has confirmed that Dennis Thurman will be named as the defensive coordinator for the Jets.
Source confirms that Dennis Thurman is the new defensive coordinator, as Rex hinted at in press conference. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) January 8, 2013
Current defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has declined an contract extension...