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Jets part ways with outspoken offensive line coach

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The Jets just introduced their new general manager earlier today, but they’re still in the process of remaking their coaching staff.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, they’ve decided to fire offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo after one season.

Ryan apparently intends to shift tight ends coach Mike Devlin into his spot.

DeGuglielmo came with Tony Sparano from Miami, and made more news by saying outrageous things than having a well-performing unit.

The best might have been his passionate defense of right tackle/turnstile Wayne Hunter during the preseason.

“I’ll be honest with you: This guy is the starting right tackle,” DeGuglielmo said of Hunter. “Until they tell me otherwise, until they ship him out of this building or until they shoot me dead in my office, that son of a gun is going to be the starting right tackle and he’s going to play well.”

Well, DeGuglielmo is still alive, but he’s now unemployed, making the 10th coach from last year’s staff to leave by either their choice of Rex Ryan’s.

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11 Responses to “Jets part ways with outspoken offensive line coach”
  1. nyjets1017 says: Jan 24, 2013 2:09 PM

    i remember seeing this clown yelling at the players at training camp. He obviously was all bark and no bite b/c the line was horrible with 3 out of 5 pro bowl players on it.

  2. cmdrsmooth says: Jan 24, 2013 2:34 PM

    Good move. The line was horrendous .

  3. bartlettruss says: Jan 24, 2013 2:36 PM

    Were there problems with Wayne Hunter?

  4. chattanola says: Jan 24, 2013 2:38 PM

    “Until they tell me otherwise, until they ship him out of this building or until they shoot me dead in my office, that son of a gun is going to be the starting right tackle and he’s going to play well.”

    Here we get a glimpse of the source of the attitude problem in the locker room from the players.

    DeGuglielmo probably felt comfortable with this attitude because he was taking his cues from Rex.

    A great example of how the identity of the team trickles down from the top.

  5. jetstizzi85 says: Jan 24, 2013 2:39 PM

    The man did a terrible job – glad to see him go

  6. huskersrock1 says: Jan 24, 2013 3:13 PM

    “Jets part ways with outspoken offensive line coach”

    Isn’t calling any member of the Jets outspoken a bit redundant? Just say a member of the Jets coaching staff was fired.

  7. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 24, 2013 3:30 PM

    The Jets are funny.

  8. Ponder This says: Jan 24, 2013 3:48 PM

    The Jets have no tolerance for outspoken coaches.

  9. rcali says: Jan 24, 2013 4:20 PM

    So I guess Rex is the next to go or are they really going to wait till the end of next year? I guess there is no reason to bring in a new coach until some of the mess has been cleaned up.

  10. bvolke says: Jan 24, 2013 5:43 PM

    If Rex’s staff is mostly gone, why keep Rex?

  11. lrjets says: Jan 24, 2013 6:14 PM

    benroethlisberger7 says:Jan 24, 2013 3:30 PM

    The Jets are funny.

    Don’t you have enough to worry about with “Bathroom Ben” and Co.?

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