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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

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...
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 down on direction of special teams in NFL

BY NICK ST. DENISSpecial teams is trending in a not-so-special direction in the NFL, and one of the best coaches in the history of the game in that department isn't quite thrilled about it.Former New York Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff considered coming out of retirement to re-claim his post with Gang Green, but after a bit of mulling, he decided he's "...
Via AFC East Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Westhoff on return to Jets: 'Never say Never'

After retiring following the 2012 season, former New York Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff left the door open for a possible return to coaching with Gang Green.
Via nyj.scout.com
January 18, 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...
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...
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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...
Via AFC East Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Former genius Mike Westhoff named Jets Ombudsman

OK, not exactly but the former NY Jets special teams coach, who threw everyone besides himself under the bus after leaving the team, has signed with ESPN 98.7 FM: Mike Westhoff, who called it... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Morning Kickoff: Tuesday's links and leftovers

BY NICK ST. DENISHere's some light reading for the end of the beginning of your Tuesday:Josh Boyce thought he was going to the Dolphins before the Patriots swooped in.Mike Westhoff will do pre- and post-game commentary on ESPN-98.7.The Bills haven't quite put together their proposed analytics operation yet.Moving Tim Tebow to another position wasn't an option for the...
Via AFC East Daily
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets slate another preseason kick-off, sign Dimke

BY DAN BEGNOCHEFormer New York Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff may be gone, but his competitive spirit lives on. New York once again brought in some preseason competition for incumbent kicker Nick Folk Thursday, signing free agent Derek Dimke to a three-year deal, this according to Dimke’s agent Paul Sheehy via Twitter. (photo: fightingillini.com)While the Jets just...
Via AFC East Daily
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Get the Folk back here: Jets' kicker re-signs

We're a little late to the party, but I couldn't pass up a shot at a pseudo swear-word headline.Saturday, the New York Jets re-signed kicker Nick Folk, who spent his last three seasons with Gang Green before hitting free agency earlier this month. Folk wasn't spectacular in 2012, but he wasn't terrible. He recorded a 21-of-27 field goal make-rate, with his longest...
Via AFC East Daily
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Westhoff passes torch to assistant Kotwica

After 11 seasons in the Big Apple, special teams extraordinaire Mike Westhoff is making a move from the sidelines to the broadcast booth. Now long-time assistant Ben Kotwica is embracing his chance to direct New York's special teams unit and make his mark in the NFL
Via nyj.scout.com
March 14, 2013  |  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...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Weatherford says Mike Westhoff was 'a difficult person to play for'

Former New York Jets punter Steve Weatherford, now with the New York Giants, had his share of differences with Mike Westhoff while working under the Jets' former special teams coach. As of Wednesday, not much has changed.“I didn’t get along with Mike,” Weatherford told WFAN. “Mike was a really difficult person to play for."Tell us something we didn't already...
Via AFC East Daily
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Jets coach: Tebow handling 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.''
Via FOXSports.com
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Jets coach: Tebow handling 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 AP on Fox
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Jets ST Coach Mike Westhoff Says Usage Of Tebow Was An Absolute Mess

See, now people are starting to see where I’m coming from.  Every article I do on the Jets is referenced somewhere with the word mess in it. The Jets mess was a glorified circus.  The season is over now, but the mess lives on.  Mike Westhoff was the Jets special teams coach and resident loud mouth. Westhoff was on WQAM per the Star Ledger and all the talk was about the Jets...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Jets special teams coach says the Tim Tebow experiment was an “absolute mess”

Former New York Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff made an appearance on the Joe Rose Show on 560 WQAM and didn’t hold back from giving his opinion how the Tim Tebow experiment didn’t work out. Below are some highlights from the interview thanks to The Big Lead. It was a mess. An absolute mess … I was very, very disappointed. If you incorporate [Tebow] in different facets...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Westhoff speaks out about the Tim Tebow situation

Mike Westhoff, who spent 15 years as a special teams coach with the Dolphins before serving on the Jets staff the past 12 seasons, called the Tim Tebow situation "an absolute mess."
Via FOXSports.com
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Jets assistant calls Tebow situation a mess

Add recently retired special teams coach Mike Westhoff to the list of people chiming in on the troubled season of the New York Jets and their use of Tim Tebow. Speaking on Miami radio station 560 WQAM on Friday, Westhoff, who spent 15 years as a special teams coach with the Dolphins before serving on the Jets staff the past 12 seasons, called the situation "an absolute mess...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Jets assistant calls Tebow situation a mess

Add recently retired special teams coach Mike Westhoff to the list of people chiming in on the troubled season of the New York Jets and their use of Tim Tebow. Speaking on Miami radio station 560 WQAM on Friday, Westhoff, who spent 15 years as a special teams coach with the Dolphins before serving on the Jets staff the past 12 seasons, called the situation "an absolute mess...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

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

Mike Westhoff Calls Tim Tebow Situation ‘An Absolute Mess,’ Still Wonders Why Jets Traded For Him

Mike Westhoff knows a thing or two about football. Having coached in the NFL since 1982 (except for 1985), Westhoff has seen it all. But you don’t have to be a 30-year NFL coaching veteran to point out the debacle in Florham Park, NJ this season. From buttfumble to Tebowmania, the Jets couldn’t escape the scrutiny. It all started when they traded for Tebow — a move that left...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets assistant labels Tebow situation 'an absolute mess'

Retiring New York Jets special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff called the situation with quarterback Tim Tebow a nightmare. "It was a mess, it was an absolute mess," Westhoff told WQAM radio in Miami. "You can say whatever else you want, it was really a mess. I was very, very disappointed. "As an NFL quarterback, he's very limited in some things. And if...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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