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Cottrell first to get the axe
December 30th, 2003
Jets Insider.com has learned that the team will announce today the firing of defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell. Jets Insider.com has learned that the team will announce today the firing of defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell.

Cottrell will be the first to go and several more assistants on the defensive side will likely follow. Virtual locks to be released are defensive line coach Rubin Carter and Defensive Backs Coach Bill Bradley.

Media speculation has Bucs defensive line Coach Rod Marinelli as the Jets' top choice to replace Cottrell. Jets Coach Herman Edwards and Marinelli were collegues in Tampa under Coach Tony Dungy.