MIKE WESTHOFF NEWS

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

Ouch! Jets' Dee Milliner gets Mike Westhoff'd

BY NICK ST. DENISDee Milliner recently did that whole New York Jets "best" thing that's been plaguing the headlines of late.The second-year cornerback, who struggled for most of his rookie season despite a strong finish, told the NY Daily News last weekend that he felt he was the best cornerback in the NFL.After watching Milliner and the rest of Gang Green's cornerback unit in practice...
Via AFC East Daily
July 30, 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

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 "done.""With the...
Via AFC East Daily
January 30, 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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