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MIKE WESTHOFF RUMORS

New York Jets Positional Roster Review: Special Teams

Once a hallmark of the Jets under former longtime Special Teams Coordinator Mike Westhoff, the Jets special teams unit has fallen into disrepair since he left with almost nobody left with consistency or explosiveness. Now that veteran STC Bobby April is running the show, maybe the Jets will be able to evaluate personnel differently and get the right players in on those key plays...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Slocum Has To Go

Mike McCarthy first worked with Shawn Slocum at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990, but even their long history together probably won’t be enough to save the embattled special teams coordinator. Regardless of how much McCarthy likes Slocum, he simply can’t keep the status quo after what happened this season. Not after Green Bay’s special teams finished dead last in the league...
Via Packers Notes
January 26, 2015  |  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

Jets start fresh on special teams, hire McGaughey

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets experienced a bit of a hangover from the departure of longtime special teams coach Mike Westhoff last offseason.Westhoff's protege in Ben Kotwica was underwhelming in his first season leading the group, though the underwhelming personnel he was working with deserved some blame, as well.Either way, Kotwica bolted earlier this offseason to assume...
Via AFC East Daily
February 05, 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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