Latest Coaching Additions to the New York Jets: A Fan's Opinion

Posted: February 14, 2012 at 1:03 am


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The smoke has finally started to settle in the New York Jets organization. Amid all of the locker room drama, coaching decisions were made. The bones of the team are in place. Lots of new faces will be on Gang Green's sideline this upcoming season. Like it or not, here are some of the newest members to the Jet's 2012 coaching staff.

Tony Sparano, offensive coordinator

The hiring of Tony Sparano came as a surprise to me. While I was glad to see Brian Schottenheimer leave, I am not sure that Sparano is the right guy for New York. His overall performance with the Miami Dolphins was not great—especially before he was fired during the 2011 season.

Sparano did have a couple of good seasons with Miami before it fell apart. Time will tell if he can get the Jets to the Super Bowl. If he can give the offense a clear vision and work with Mark Sanchez's strengths—New York could see a post-season in 2012.

Karl Dunbar, defensive line coach

It was the defense that got the Jets to an 8-8 season. Without them their record would have been abysmal as the offense was broken. Karl Dunbar is heading to New York after spending six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. His record with the Vikings is impressive and he has the ability to make New York's defense the best in the NFL.

Justus Galac and Paul Ricci, assistant strength and conditioning coaches

Justus Galac is coming to the New York Jets from Villanova where he was the strength and conditioning coach. He does not have NFL coaching experience—but that should not be an issue.

Paul Ricci has some NFL experience with the Seattle Seahawks and Philidelphia Eagles. His latest position was with Texas Tech, as the Director of Basketball Performance.

I have high hopes for the New York Jets in 2012. The new coaches bring great experience to a struggling team. If they can get the players under control, Gang Green might make it to the post-season.

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Lynda Altman grew up just outside of New York City. She has been a Jets fan all of her life. She is disappointed that New York did not make the post season this year. You can contact her @LdyJetsFan on Twitter.

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