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Jets won’t retain receivers coach Henry Ellard


The offseason has been rife with stories about how the Jets’ locker room was not a pleasant place, and that many of the problems centered on the wide receiver position.

So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that receivers coach Henry Ellard won’t return to the team, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

That contradicts what G.M. Mike Tannenbaum had previously indicated: Tannenbaum said last week that he expected to have the entire coaching staff back.

The Jets’ passing game was a disappointment in 2011, and receivers Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress didn’t come up with the kinds of big plays the Jets had been expecting. Since the season several stories have indicated that Holmes was a major malcontent in the locker room.

Before going into coaching Ellard spent 16 seasons as a receiver with the Rams and Redskins, finishing his career with 814 catches for 13,777 yards and 65 touchdowns.

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17 Responses to “Jets won’t retain receivers coach Henry Ellard”
  1. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jan 10, 2012 7:04 PM

    Great decision. This should definitely GUARANTEE another Super Bowl for next season. Four in a row! Congrats Jet fans.

  2. stlramsdomination says: Jan 10, 2012 8:15 PM

    I was disappointed when he left the Rams. He had a good track record there. Granted, he was working with two of the best in Isaac Bruce and Tory Holt. But even guys like Kevin Curtis, Mike Furrey, and Shaun McDonald showed real promise under his coaching.

  3. colonelcamp says: Jan 10, 2012 8:28 PM

    The only posts I want to see about the Jets are either about Schottenheimer being fired by the Jets or hired as HC of any other team.

  4. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 10, 2012 8:52 PM

    Ellard is way too classy for that trainwreck of an organization.

  5. fittytuckin says: Jan 10, 2012 8:54 PM

    Not only does Santonio destroy lockerrooms, he gets position coaches fired too.

  6. rajbais says: Jan 10, 2012 9:08 PM

    Dude, don’t be so fancy by saying that this “contradicts” what Tannenbaum said!!!

    We just let the flow go when Jerry Jones said something different than the actual transaction back in 2009!!!!

    Let’s just admit it, all the offensive coaches hate Rex!!!! Don’t be shocked if Schottenheimer leaves!!!

  7. cliverush says: Jan 10, 2012 9:13 PM

    The Jets did not retain their core veterans this year. The result is evident. New coaches will not change what only the players in the locker room can.

  8. tombradyallday says: Jan 10, 2012 9:38 PM

    make all the moves u want still not takin the afc east throne from patriots, long as brady and belichick are around pats run the show

  9. nesuperfan says: Jan 10, 2012 9:41 PM

    Geeze, I wonder why the coach had problems…you give him older and slower guys this year, and a guy, who had not played at all in over two years for some reason…hmmm.

  10. vincentbojackson says: Jan 10, 2012 9:43 PM

    Hard thing to ask a guy to coach guys that are uncoachable.

  11. craigmaitland says: Jan 10, 2012 10:02 PM

    I could out run Plaxico. And Santionio Holmes was a complete head case who never seemed to be on the same page as his Qb. And certainly not a team player.

  12. wikidpissah says: Jan 10, 2012 10:55 PM

    This is the equivalent of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

  13. irongershwin says: Jan 10, 2012 11:59 PM

    The Jets are getting rid of everyone except their stellar, accurate, and reliable QB.

  14. stevenstevenson says: Jan 11, 2012 12:52 AM

    “Jets won’t retain receivers coach Henry Ellard” but they will retain their malcontent receiver who prefers to pout on the bench in the biggest game of the year. The Jet’s have a top class organization.

  15. stevenstevenson says: Jan 11, 2012 12:57 AM

    These past couple years have been tough to deal with having the Jets be good. Great to be back to normal.

  16. zn0rseman says: Jan 11, 2012 1:41 AM

    Maybe if the QB wasn’t terrible, their receivers would have had more production and thus would have been less irritable?

  17. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Jan 11, 2012 5:45 AM

    They’re happy in New England, Rex and Sanchez are still here! Jets keep up the good work !

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