Coffee with the Jets: A look at newly rebuilt coaching staff

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As the New York Jets head into the offseason, it’s always great to stay informed about the latest news while enjoying your favorite cup of coffee. Here are all the latest news and updates from the best sources across the internet.

Todd Bowles rebuilds Jets’ staff with emphasis on hiring teachers by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

Stump Mitchell, 57, was a terrific hire. He played the position and has coached it for 15 years, including the last four with the Cardinals. He and Bowles spent two seasons together in Arizona, so it should be a seamless transition.

Jets’ Brandon Marshall said what? Could be a method to his madness by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

My take on Marshall? A top-five season isn’t out of the realm of possibility (more on that in a bit), but it’ll never happen on the Jets, not with their quarterback situation. There are only a few teams where could accomplish that feat, namely the New England Patriots.

Secondary Was Led by Unfamiliar Faces in ‘16 by Ethan Greenberg (New York Jets)

The Jets were victimized by the big play in Weeks 1-6, allowing five completions on attempts of 40 or more yards for 339 yards and 4 TDs, all league lows. But then over their next five games, the Jets defense allowed a single completion of 53 yards, no TDs and 1 INT on attempts of 40 or more yards.


Turning the Jets offense around won’t be easy for Morton. New York averaged 329.3 yards per game (26th) and ranked 31st in offensive DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average), per Football Outsiders.

Stump Mitchell Named Jets RBs Coach by Randy Lange (New York Jets)

Mitchell next moved to the Washington Redskins, where he held the titles of assistant head coach and running backs coach and helped Clinton Portis to 1,487 rushing yards and his second and last Pro Bowl appearance in 2008.

Jets Hosted CB Bene Benwikere For Visit, Could Be Candidate For Futures Deal by Nate Bouda (NFL Trade Rumors)

Benwikere, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2014. He’s was in the third year of his four-year, $2.419 million contract and set to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season when the Panthers elected to cut him loose back in October.

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