It is Black Monday in the NFL. The day after the regular season ends is the date where most coaching changes are made. The Jets are coming off a disappointing season, but it doesn’t sound like there will be many changes on the Jets’ coaching staff.
The Jets are bringing back their coordinators per Zack Rosenblatt.
The #Jets are expected to make some staff changes but nothing significant.— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) January 8, 2024
All three coordinators (Hackett, Ulbrich, Boyer) will return, and the expectation going into the weekend was that Keith Carter and Todd Downing would be back too, per sources.
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Connor Hughes confirms that offensive line coach Keith Carter and passing game coordinator Keith Carter will return.
Sources: The #Jets are bringing back OL coach Keith Carter.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) January 8, 2024
He was priority addition for Robert Saleh this past offseason. Change there never considered.
Todd Downing will also return.
Few would have any qualms about Jeff Ulbrich or Brant Boyer returning.
However, it defies logic to bring back all key members of the offensive coaching staff. Simply put, last year’s offensive coaching staff was fired for less. This is an offense that averaged 4.3 yards per play and scored 13 or less points in more than half the team’s games.
On the offensive line the Jets suffered constant injuries, yes, but core players failed to perform. The unit also seemed incapable of executing basic assignments.
The Jets seem to be of the mindset that the return of Aaron Rodgers will fix all that ails the offense. But if the entire plan revolves around the quarterback making the coaching deficiencies irrelevant, isn’t that a sign your coaching needs to be improved?