ESPN has learned that the Jets have fired their strength staff.
Bill Hughan, the Jets’ head strength-and-conditioning coach, has been fired after two seasons in his current position, a league source told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
Injuries, particularly of the soft-tissue variety, were an ongoing theme, dating to last spring’s minicamp and OTA practices. The issue carried into training camp, hitting the receiving corps in particular. Rex Ryan was exasperated, to the point where he tweaked the practice schedule to allow for more stretching time.
Injuries were a problem, but were the Jets just unlucky this year and lucky under their former head of conditioning? The team seems to think not. Hopefully the Jets will find someone else to run their program who they think is more up to the task.