Coach Todd Bowles and the New York Jets continue to put together their coaching staff, as the team announced this morning on Twitter that they have added former New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills staffer Pepper Johnson to coach the defensive line.
Losing Karl Dunbar to Rex Ryan's Jets North staff in Buffalo was tough, but if there was anyone that could adequately fill the position, it's Pepper Johnson. As a linebacker in the NFL for 13 seasons, including two years with the Jets from 1997-1998, as well as 14 seasons with the Patriots jumping between assistant, linebackers and defensive line coach, and one season with the Bills where Buffalo ranked 4th in total defense, the hiring of Johnson is an impressive one and has received nothing but great notes.
Strong hire by the #Jets. Pepper Johnson is now their D-Line coach, the team announced.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2015
Ahem. I like what the Jets are putting together.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) January 24, 2015
Pepper Johnson hire? #slamdunk— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) January 24, 2015
Want a good idea about Pepper Johnson? Go back and look at how that Bills D-line played against Aaron Rodgers. Called that victory night b4— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 24, 2015
With the hires of Todd Bowles, Kacy Rogers, Chan Gailey, Bobby April and Pepper Johnson, the Jets have put together a heck of a coaching staff so far.