It’s beginning to look like things will fall into place now that the ink is dry on Rex Ryan’s extension.
UPDATE: The Jets have now officially announced the current position. Essentially everyone returns in the same role with Bobby April III promoted to linebackers coach to replace Brian VanGorder and the special teams coordinator role currently vacant.
While it looks like the staff will remain mostly intact, it’s as yet unknown whether everyone will be returning in the same role. Adding further intrigue to Bassett’s previous reports that the Jets had (or have) some level of interest in Defensive Backs Coaches Kris Richard of Seattle and Teryl Austin of Baltimore is a report that the Jets asked (and were denied) permission to speak to Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. (Note: Austin just become the Lions’ new defensive coordinator and the Redskins are reportedly keeping Haslett in his current role despite rumors his job might be in jeopardy).
The only departure so far has been special teams coach Ben Kotwica, who moved on to Washington and linebackers coach Brian VanGorder who took a defensive coordinator job with Notre Dame.