It wasn’t black Monday but it was bleak enough on Tuesday with the New York Jets as the remarking of the 2017 team began in earnest with shakeups to the coaching staff.
Quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo, running backs coach Marcel Shipp, defensive line coach Pepper Johnson, outside linebackers coach Mark Collins and defensive backs coach Joe Danna learned of their dismissals on Tuesday.
“I appreciate all of their hard work and commitment and wish them the best,” Bowles said.
The Jets will also have a new Offensive Coordinator as Chan Gailey announced his retirement. On this one if you believe it was his decision only or that he told head coach Todd Bowles that he was retiring at the end of the year …well there is a bridge in Brooklyn I like to sell you. Gailey as the expression goes fell on his sword. He clearly thought he had more left and with basically the same players as last year he clearly had a better result offensively. Clearly Bowles wanted a go in a different with the offense and Gailey saw the writing on the wall make no mistake…this was a firing just done gracefully. The surprise is that Kacy Rodgers is still on as Defensive Coordinator even though the defense didn’t play up to it’s capabilities.