In addition to the moves that were announced earlier, the Jets have announced Rex Ryan’s staff for 2014. Well, they almost have.
One position is still open, that of special teams coordinator. No replacement has been announced for Ben Kotwica, who has gone to fill that role in Washington. The other change is Bobby April III, taking over LB duties for Brian VanGorder.
Here is the staff, courtesy of the Jets:
Offensive Coordinator — Marty Mornhinweg
Defensive Coordinator — Dennis Thurman
Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs — Anthony Lynn
Assistant Special Teams — Louie Aguiar
Linebackers — Bobby April III
Offensive Line — Mike Devlin
Defensive Line — Karl Dunbar
Head Strength & Conditioning — Justus Galac
Tight Ends — Steve Hagen
Assistant Offensive Line — Ron Heller
Wide Receivers — Sanjay Lal
Quarterbacks — David Lee
Defensive Backs — Tim McDonald
Assistant Strength & Conditioning — Pierre Ngo
Assistant Strength & Conditioning — Paul Ricci
Assistant Defensive Backs — Brian Smith
Assistant Defensive Line/Linebackers — Jeff Weeks
As far as reaction? I love the idea of keeping the continuity. If anyone thought Idzik could still be setting Rex up to fail, keeping his staff would clearly prove that wrong.
The only disappointment is the retention of Sanjay Lal, whom we all wanted out of town. Oh, well.