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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

Steve Weatherford explains why he never got along with former Jets coach Mike Westhoff

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on the Boomer & Carton morning show (via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News) just how much he disliked former Jets’ special teams coach Mike Westhoff. “I didn’t get along with Mike,” Weatherford said. “Mike was a really difficult person to play for. He’s a guy that kind...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Westhoff says Jets' handling of Tebow was a 'mess'

Mike Westhoff, the Jets' recently retired special teams coordinator, tells a Florida radio station that the way the team handled Tim Tebow was ''an absolute mess.'' Westhoff tells WQAM in south Florida on Friday that he was ''very, very disappointed'' in the Jets' lack of use of Tebow, the popular backup quarterback acquired last March to...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Jets coach Mike Westhoff: Tim Tebow situation was an absolute mess

Former New York Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff, who recently announced that he is retiring, was one of a number of people who had a first-hand look at the failure that was the Tim Tebow situation in New York this past season. On Friday morning, Westhoff appeared on WQAM Sports Radio in Miami and pulled no punches when discussing where it all went wrong. “It was a mess,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss
HUH, NO KIDDING

Jets coach: Tebow was 'a distraction'

Recently retired Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff classified Tebow's role with the team as an "absolute mess," adding his presence was "a distraction."

Via Helmet2Helmet
January 11, 2013  |  7 Comments

Jets' retiring Westhoff prepares for last NFL game

New York Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff is sticking to his plan to retire after the season finale Sunday at Buffalo. Westhoff announced Thursday that he was conducting his last news conference, saying he will cap his 30-year NFL coaching career against the Bills - as he planned to do before the season. The 64-year-old coach is considered one of the league's most...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Westhoff Divulges Details from Leg Injury

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Everyone knows Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff is one tough son of a gun; cancer survivor, specials teams innovator, master talent evaluator, cursing enthusiast. Yesterday at the team's check-in day on the SUNY Cortland campus, however, his tough guy reputation grew a little bigger. For Westhoff, it was his first public appearance with the team since...
Via Jets Insider.com
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets coach Westhoff out after surgery

New York Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff is expected to be sidelined until training camp after having surgery on his left leg. Westhoff, a bone cancer survivor, was in Indianapolis recently visiting his son when he heard a sound in his leg - the same one in which a titanium prosthesis was inserted in February 2008. The 64-year-old Westhoff had a malignant tumor found...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets ST coach Westhoff sidelined by surgery on leg

New York Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff is expected to be sidelined until training camp after having surgery on his left leg. Westhoff, a bone cancer survivor, was in Indianapolis recently visiting his son when he heard a sound in his leg - the same one in which a titanium prosthesis was inserted in February 2008. The 64-year-old Westhoff had a malignant tumor found...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Rips Jets, Former Coach Mike Westhoff

After the Giants hit a game-winning kick to defeat the Niners in the NFC Championship game, punter Steve Weatherford went crazy. Weatherford was the holder on the play, and the snap wasn’t perfect. The muddy conditions made life difficult, but he was able to field it cleanly and do his job. Lawrence Tynes knocked the kick through and the Giants are on their way to Indianapolis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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