5 Reasons for Jets Fans to be Optimistic: Number 4

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Back to the countdown of five reasons for Jets fans to be optimistic for the 2012 season. For anyone who missed number five, you can read it by clicking here.

Now for number 4, in no particular order:

DAVE DEGUGLIELMO

So, why is an offensive line coach a reason to be optimistic? I will tell you.

The Jets had a force of an offensive line in 2009 and 2010 before it fell apart last year. Bill Callahan was the coach, and there were rumors that he was losing interest in his job.

Maybe he was already putting feelers out on the offensive coordinator position with Dallas. Maybe he was so uncomfortable with the locker room situation that he wanted out. It’s hard to say, but clearly something changed last season.

No matter what happened during his tenure with the Jets, from playoff runs to late season collapses (see 2008), the offensive line was a strong point, until 2011. That is the mark of a coach that has given up, and is not getting the most out of his players, and it was time for a change.

In DeGuglielmo, you have a guy that is motivated to do the job here. If you read how he is talked, his fire is very Rex Ryan like, and that means he will get all he can out of his players, including Wayne Hunter.

Turn the page, and we will talk about the history of these two coaches.

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