According to a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets are expected to hire Dowell Loggains to be the team’s new offensive coordinator. What does the former Miami Dolphins OC bring to the table?
New head coach Adam Gase will look to bring his own staff in to work with the New York Jets and that appears to be the case with the team’s most recent reported hire.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport has reported that the Miami Dolphins will allow other teams to speak with last year’s offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. At this point, it appears that it won’t be long before the Jets officially announce him as the newest member of their coaching staff.
But what exactly does Loggains bring to the table and moreover, what will his responsibilities with the team be?
Loggains is a relatively young face in the coaching world at just 38-years-old. He has experience as both a quarterbacks coach and as an offensive coordinator, having most recently served that role with the Dolphins last season.
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While he wasn’t responsible for playcalling in Miami, Loggains does have experience calling the shots on offense. He was the Chicago Bears primary playcaller from 2016 to 2017 where he served as the team’s offensive coordinator. Still, he found little success there even being ranked as the worst playcaller in football in an ESPN article in November of 2017.
Loggains worked with rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in that season and struggled to make the most of the young quarterback’s abilities. Perhaps some of that should fall on Trubisky, but it is concerning, to say the least, with Loggains coming in to work with the Jets own young QB in Sam Darnold.
Although his playcalling was a constant cause for concern, Jets fans should not have to worry about that. Consistent with the situation in Miami last season, Gase will serve as the primary playcaller as well limiting Loggains to a subservient role.
It is likely that the former Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach will work with Gase on game-planning and offensive scheming as opposed to directly calling plays in game. Loggains will also work closely with Gase to continue developing Darnold in the near and hopefully distant future.
Altogether, despite his previous failures as a coordinator and as a playcaller, Jets fans shouldn’t worry about his role too much as his impact will likely be limited. At the same time, it’s definitely concerning to see a coach who has failed to develop young quarterbacks before in Trubisky and Johnny Manziel during his time in Cleveland, work so closely with Darnold.
Jets fans will be hoping that his previous failures were more indicative of the players than the coach himself.