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MIKE WESTHOFF RUMORS

Westhoff: Jets' CB issues 'wrecked the football team'

BY NICK ST. DENISOne thing is certain to Mike Westhoff: the New York Jets wouldn't stink nearly as bad with a formidable tandem at cornerback.“It wrecked the football team,” the Jets' longtime former special teams coach said this week, via the NY Post. “You can hide some positions. You can’t hide not having two corners.” The Jets are 1-8 and facing the first nine-game...
Via AFC East Daily
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

How Jacoby Ford can help the New York Jets’ special teams

Under longtime coordinator Mike Westhoff, the New York Jets boasted one of the best special teams units in the NFL for nearly a decade. More specifically, Gang Green’s return game rivaled the best in the league season after season. In just his last half dozen or so years, Westhoff had Justin Miller, Leon Washington, Brad Smith and Joe McKnight at his disposal. While none of the...
Via cover32 - Jets
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' new special teams coach a big Westhoff fan

BY NICK ST. DENISThis offseason, Thomas McGaughey became the New York Jets' third special teams coordinator in as many seasons. Even though he's one person removed from the legendary Mike Westhoff, who spent 13 years with the Jets before retiring after the 2012 season, the former LSU assistant is well aware of how large the shoes that come with the job are to fill.After all, he almost...
Via AFC East Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Westhoff on possible return to Jets: 'Never say never'

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets' (former) special teams coach, Ben Kotwica, wasn't under contract past the end of the 2013 season.As it turns out, Kotwica found himself a new contract, but not with the Jets.The Mike Westhoff protege signed on with the Washington Redskins this week, and Westhoff, the Jets' former long time special teams coach and one the best in the history of...
Via AFC East Daily
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Too much Kotwica

Every Wednesday, we will be running #32chat, an opportunity for fans and readers alike to get their questions about all things Jets answered. To get your questions into future mailbags, tweet them at @cover32_NYJ with the hashtag #32chat. Does Kotwica leaving hurt the Jets’ special teams? – Willie, (New York, NY) This is, of course, a reference to the departure of Ben Kotwica...
Via cover32 - Jets
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Westhoff: To put it kindly, Jets 'limited in personnel'

BY NICK ST. DENISMike Westhoff was talking about the New York Jets' special teams unit, but he might as well have been talking about the entire team. Well, minus the defensive front."The Jets are limited in personnel," Westhoff said Tuesday, via ESPN New York. "And I'm being kind."Westhoff, the Jets' former longtime special teams coach -- and one of the best in the history of the...
Via AFC East Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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