As the NY Jets continue their search for a new offensive coordinator, now-former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman entered the conversation following his departure from the Ravens' organization on Thursday.
A New Jersey native, Roman has 10 years of offensive coordinator experience in the NFL and has been coaching at the NFL level in some capacity since 2011. During that time, he's earned a reputation as one of the best run-game tacticians.
However, his deficiencies as a play-caller and his inability to adapt ultimately led to his departure from Baltimore. With Roman now available, many have speculated that the Jets could look to hire the veteran OC, perhaps even as part of a package deal with Lamar Jackson.
For numerous reasons, though, you shouldn't expect that to happen. In fact, click this link to see why I personally believe Roman would be a poor hire for the Jets. Cheap plug, I know. But hey, it's my website. This is a safe space for self-promoting.
Other NY Jets news
Will the Jets play international games in 2023?
The Jets didn't play any international games in 2022, although they did make the trip over to London the year before. Could they be making their international return in 2023? It's certainly possible.
The NFL revealed the five "home" teams for this year's international games, and two of the fives teams are set to host the Jets this season. In fact, both of those teams are in the AFC East.
The Buffalo Bills will "host" their opponent at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, while the New England Patriots will play "at home" in Germany, either in Munich or Frankfurt.
The Jets do play both of those teams on the road next season so it's quite possible that one of those games is in another country. We'll just have to wait and see for now, however.
Jets assistant coach on the Senior Bowl staff
The Jets were afforded the opportunity to send their coaching staff to the Senior Bowl last season, but the folks over at Mobile, AL are doing things a little differently this year.
Rather than picking full coaching staffs from the two worst teams in football, the Senior Bowl staffs consist of a selection of "nominated" coaches. That doesn't mean the Jets won't still have a representative at the event, however.
Offensive assistant Pat Bastien was named the running backs coach for the American Team. Bastien joined the Jets' staff in August of last year after previously serving as Toledo's linebackers coach.
Bastien worked closely with the Jets' running backs this season and will now have the opportunity to coach on a large stage like the Senior Bowl.