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Jets Add Two Coaches to 2013 Staff

By Alan Schechter

Tim McDonald was one of two coaches added to the Jets staff last night.

The Jets made two moves last night to help fill out their coaching staff that lost 9 members since the season ended.

As reported last night, the Jets added Bobby April Jr. to the staff as a quality control coach.  He spent the past two years as a defensive quality control coach with the Eagles, as well as working with their defensive backs.

Late last night, our good buddy Jake Steinberg from “The Jets Blog” reported that the Jets have hired Tim McDonald to the coaching staff, likely to replace Dennis Thurman as defensive backs coach. Thurman is set to be announced as the defensive coordinator in the near future.

Some of our older readers might remember McDonald as a player, spending 13 years in the NFL as a strong safety for the Cardinals and 49ers. He recorded 40 interceptions in his career, was a six time Pro Bowler (1989,1991-1995), a six time All Pro (1989-1996, 1995), and helped the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX in 1993.

Both of these coaches have quality backgrounds, and should make able additions to Rex Ryan’s staff in 2013 and going forward.