Ben Kotwica is the new special teams coach in Washington (Marvez).
It was reported that he was interviewing for that position on Tuesday.
UPDATE 3:29PM: The Redskins have confirmed this report, via WaPo.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThe blocked punt in the Panthers game which Kotwica’s poor scheming literally opened the door for didn’t do the first year coordinator any favors.
Kotwica was an assistant for Westhoff dating back to Mangini, so the fact that the Jets would allow the heir apparent on special teams to walk out the door after one year as the coordinator seems a bit odd. It wasn’t as if the Jets gave Kotwica a ton of talent to work with either in his first year as coordinator.
Even so, for anyone who has attended a practice and listened to Kotwica, his coaching style is … shall we say … abrasive. We’re not so sure many of his teamers will shed many tears should he leave. Westhoff could get away with being a surly crank because he had earned it, Kotwica just seemed to steal from the Eric Mangini Big Book of Disingenuous Coach Impersonations and we can’t imagine it came off well.
Paging Dr. Westhoff … paging Dr. Michael Westhoff …