Jim Bob Cooter lands on Jets coaching staff

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The Cooter has landed.

Jim Bob Cooter parted ways with the Lions after the end of the regular season and failed to land another offensive coordinator job last month. He’ll take a step down the hierarchy and serve as the running backs coach for new Jets head coach Adam Gase.

The Jets announced Gase’s entire staff on Friday. Thirteen of the coaches are new to the team, including Cooter, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, offensive line coach Frank Pollack, assistant offensive line coach Derek Frazier, offensive assistant Bo Hardegree, assistant head coach/linebackers coach Frank Bush, defensive line coach Andre Carter, senior defensive assistant/outside linebackers coach Joe Vitt, defensive assistant Blake Williams and defensive assistant Eric Sanders are also new to the team.

Defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson remains with the team and adds passing game coordinator to his title. Special teams coordinator Brant Boyer, assistant defensive backs coach Steve Jackson, defensive assistant Robby Brown, assistant special teams coach Jeff Hammerschmidt are also still on the staff.

Strength and conditioning coach Justus Galac also returns along with assistant strength and conditioning coaches Aaron McLaurin and Joseph Giacobbe.

38 responses to “Jim Bob Cooter lands on Jets coaching staff

  1. I don’t know that Gase is the guy but Gregg Williams and Jim Bob Cooter are two guys who could’ve easily been head coaches this year. The Jets should be a well coached team in 2019.

  2. exinsidetrader says:
    February 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    If he called himself “James Cooter” he would already be a Head Coach.
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    I’ve thought the same thing though I would call myself JB instead of Jim Bob. It shouldn’t be an issue but no doubt it’s a strike against him.

  3. “If he called himself “James Cooter” he would already be a Head Coach.”
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    Too true to be funny. Who I feel bad for are the stereotypical coach-looking guys who have a bit of a gut and maybe premature baldness kicking in. They can be geniuses and just pray to make it as a position coach somewhere meanwhile Kliff Kingsbury is a proven loser and gets a head coaching gig because he looks good standing on the sidelines.

  4. Very good staff I love the coaching staff Gase has put together. Finally we have some good coaches across the board

  5. With a name like Jim Bob Cooter, he should be the chewing tobacco spitting, head coach at a semi-rural Texas high school

  6. “meanwhile Kliff Kingsbury is a proven loser and gets a head coaching gig because he looks good standing on the sidelines.”

    I’d say Kingsbury is a head coach because he’s coached up some very good QBs, not because he looks good. If looking good was a prerequisite how do you explain the likes of Rex Ryan and quite a few others ever getting HC gigs?

  7. “meanwhile Kliff Kingsbury is a proven loser and gets a head coaching gig because he looks good standing on the sidelines.”

    He got the job because he was once friendly with Seam McVay

  8. jets2469 says:
    February 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Very good staff I love the coaching staff Gase has put together. Finally we have some good coaches across the board

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    Except for Gase himself, of course. Just take a look at what a poorly led, undisciplined group the Dolphins were over the last 2 seasons. Jets will be looking for a new head coach again in 2021, or maybe sooner.

  9. Strange the Jets would hire Williams as DC then fill out his defensive staff with Gase’s guys from Miami. The two defensive assistants are former Browns. So, what was all the drama in the media about his son? He’s only a defensive assistant.

  10. Hard to believe that a guy who ran some of the worst running games in the league as OC of the Lions is now a running backs coach. Maybe he will get it figured out if that’s all he has to focus on.

  11. I don’t know that Gase is the guy but Gregg Williams and Jim Bob Cooter are two guys who could’ve easily been head coaches this year. The Jets should be a well coached team in 2019.
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    Curious about your definition of “easily” b/c I don’t think it means what you think it means…

  12. thetooloftools says:
    February 8, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    Gregg Williams is going to toughen up the Jets D or die trying.

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    I’m sure he will.

    I think the real question that needs answering though is, how many head coaching opportunities did Greggo turn down to take the DC job in NY?

    7? 8? I bet some were even letters offering him the job without even as much as an interview… lol

  13. @pioniere

    Dolphins fans arguments about Gase would make more since if their new HC didn’t basically say he’s going to need 4 years before they start winning with the current roster. In my opinion Gase will be better without personnel control and Williams/Boyer/Pollack/Vitt/Cooter is a heck of an upgrade over what the Fins have had recently with Ross’s cheap ways.

  14. Pioner this isn’t the lousy dolphins staff. Gase actually has a good staff actually real good. Shows exactly why the dolphins sucked and continue too suck. Adam is a good coach who now has the proper pieces in place too be a great coach. Not sure if ur a dolphins fan but I’m assuming you are. Good luck being on the bottom for a while

  15. TheDPR says:
    February 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    He did wonders with the Lions run game. I expect the same results from the Jets.
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    No he didn’t!

  16. Jim Bob Cooter had two roads available in life based on his name alone.

    Football Coach or Car Mechanic

    (sorry I think of Cooter from Dukes of Hazzard evrytime I hear his name)

  17. Remember when this guy was being touted as the next great offensive mind? The guy that would finally turn Stafford into a great QB? Then everyone woke up from that dream and realized he was coaching for the Detroit Lions, and has one of the worst names in the history of America. Now he’s coaching running backs on another terrible team.

    And here’s a clue for fans out there. Ownership is the only thing that matters. If you are a fan of a team with junk ownership, then get used to being a junk team for a long time. Bengals, Jets, Dolphins, Bills, Bucs (to name a few)….all teams that have been terrible for years and years because their owners are complete idiots. I left the Browns off the list, because I’m hopeful, but I’m guessing Mr. Flying J will find a way to screw it up.

  18. Can anybody explain how professional football teams with as many coaches as there are starting positions can produce week in and week out such dreadful and inept performances.

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