New York Jets Hire Three Offensive Assistant Coaches

By Alan Schechter

The Jets coaching staff is coming together pretty quickly.

The Jets hired three offensive coaches today. Steve Marshall was hired to lead the Jets offensive line. Kevin Patullo is going to lead Geno Smith and the rest of the Jets quarterbacks. Marcel Shipp is going to be in charge of the running backs.

Shipp might be the most familiar name, playing seven years in the league for the Arizona Cardinals. He posted two seasons of 800+ yards rushing, 2006-2007, so he brings to the Jets his fairly recent NFL playing experience. Shipp played for three years in the United Football League, and coached in 2012. He brings a local connection, growing up in Paterson, NJ.

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The move to the Jets comes as a promotion for Steve Marshall, working as an assistant line coach in Green Bay last season. He has previous experience with the Houston Texans and the Cleveland Browns as well.

Kevin Patullo is the most suspect of the three choices to me. Prior to coming to the Jets, Patullo has experience coaching with wide receivers, working with the Titans last season, and coaching on Chan Gailey’s staff from 2010-2012 as a quality control and assistant wide receivers coach. I am not sure why that qualifies him as a quarterbacks coach, but we will soon find out.

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