In some ways this almost reminds me of Cowher - who was a strong defensive coach but never had the offense going right until whatever OC they eventually brought in and - really - until they got Big Ben.
It's that kind of thing to me - Rex is a good enough coach to not have a truly terrible team - much like Cowher was. But it's going to take that right fit(s) on the other side of the ball to make this a complete team.
How the new GM starts - hmm, I really wonder. But I really doubt that Rex gets as long as leash as Cowher had.
I think he's a pretty fantastic defensive coach. Amid all the problems, there is something right with this team - and I don't really have an issue with giving him another year to show us something (again).
I think it should be pretty obvious that Norv was always going to follow Chudzinski, especially with it being announced immediately after his hiring.
GM Jim Popp
OC Marc Trestman
That's my ideal scenario in the GM/OC search.
Gives us a football (be it CFL) guru with a strong background in scouting and experience running what basically amounts to the New England Patriots of Canada for the past two decades.
Trestman would also fit the bill as the aggressive offensive mind that Rex is looking for. Not to mention he'd be a strong HC candidate if Rex is let go after next season.
I like the idea on bringing in both, pending interviews go well as opposed to having two separate candidates. Communication will be much easier. Strategy should be agreed upon a lot easier. It would be more of a team coming into advise especially for offense. And for defense, that shouldn't be a problem as Jets D is good and should fit in quite well.
Yet another causality of having a potential lame duck head coach. As stated millions of times, no difference-making oc was coming here because of the very real possibility that they would be out of work in 12 months.
The only way out of this is for this team to perform so badly in 2013 that it forces the owner to make the correct football moves.
Now, we're getting Cam Cameron. Doooooomed!
Thank god !!! NORV IS THE SANCHEZ OF OF OCs!!!
Chud will be fired in 3 seasons. Norv won't last that long. You'll see. Too much change, not enough patience in Cleveland. Yet half this board wants the Jets to be the same way.
norv was a joke anyway. he hasn't done anything without a qb and talented skill players.