Soon after Mike Maccagnan was hired, the team let Terry Bradway and Jeff Bauer go. One of Maccagnan's stated goals was to remake the scouting department in his image, as he felt the team did not dedicate sufficient resources to it. Today, we have some news from Brian Costello:
The Jets have fired director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett, according to sources. Prophett spent 14 years with the team. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) May 4, 2015
The Jets also fired scouts Rick Courtright, David Hinson, Cole Hufnagel, Chris Prescott and Seth Turner. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) May 4, 2015
It isn't clear if there are remaining holdovers from the old regime, or the past ten years, but it's clear the entire department has seen a makeover. This is what's more typical; to wait until after the draft to fire the scouting department, and Bradway/Bauer were the exception. But now, essentially everyone is gone, and Maccagnan is free to bring in his guys. I don't want to gloat, since a number of I'm sure good people just lost their job, but it will be interesting to see what Maccagnan does next.