Mike LaFleur out as Jets offensive coordinator

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The Jets are in the market for a new offensive coordinator.

According to multiple reports, Mike LaFleur is out after two seasons in the job. Some of those reports indicate that other teams have inquired about LaFleur’s availability in recent days, so he will now be available to pursue other opportunities.

The Jets went from 6-3 to 7-10 and out of the playoffs largely because of their offensive ineffectiveness and the team did not score an offensive touchdown over the final three weeks of the regular season.

They started three different quarterbacks in those games and settling that position will be essential to the success of anyone that the Jets hire to replace LaFleur. Central to any thoughts at the position will be what to do with Zach Wilson after a dreadful second season that saw him get benched in favor of Mike White.

56 responses to “Mike LaFleur out as Jets offensive coordinator

  1. The end result of- “Yeah, I’m gonna make that dude’s life hell in practice every day.”

  2. Why does it seem like the teams that have really good QBs, have genius OCs, and the teams that have bad QBs, keep firing their OCs?

  3. Not often do you see a team that won its division and is a lock for the AFC Championship game fire their offensive coordinator just a few days prior to the wild card round……

  4. Maybe he can be hired to be a cheerleader alongside his brother in Green Bay under coach Rodgers

  5. Pft forgot to mention Wilson was also benched by a practice squad player with no playing experience. Yikes!

    I’m not involved with the intertwining of jets inner workings, but the tone depth comments made by Wilson and failing to be accountable in accepting responsability for his failings – not on Lafleur.

    Especially when a Mike White becomes a fantasy catalyst in Wilson’s place past two years.

    Also as mentioned, teams were inquiring for his services pre firing.

  6. I guess you have to appease the NY fan base but not really his fault. You can’t win without a QB. Youngest staff in NFL could use some more experience. Good core just need to add Lamar.

  7. Mike LaFleur was no doubt an issue at times but Zach Wilson was a lot worse. If they are moving on from LaFleur, might as well move off of Wilson and just clean the slate. LaFleur probably already has an offer to join his brother in Green Bay

  8. ob2040 says:
    January 11, 2023 at 6:33 pm
    Why does it seem like the teams that have really good QBs, have genius OCs, and the teams that have bad QBs, keep firing their OCs?
    ___________________________________________________

    And then when those genius OCs become a Head Coach without a really good QB they flop

  9. The Jets more than likely have been getting multiple calls about a possible trade for Zach Wilson. Other coaches and GM’s can see that Zach has great potential and an outstanding upside if he had an offensive minded coach or a good OC. Other teams would like to have Zach. That’s why The Jets Fired the OC. Zach isn’t problem. Joe Flacco, Mike White, Chris Streveler all couldn’t score a TD in the last 4 games.

  10. Blaming Zach Wilson is fine to an extent, but they didnt score a TD for the last 3 weeks of the season. That wasnt Zach Wilson…

  11. ob2040 says:
    January 11, 2023 at 6:33 pm
    Why does it seem like the teams that have really good QBs, have genius OCs, and the teams that have bad QBs, keep firing their OCs?
    ==============================================
    The same can be said for head coaches.

  12. The Jets havent done one thing right since 69. Zach Wison was the issue not the OC.Coach killer strikes again. Sad to see it.

  13. Snippet of conversation between a 20-something and his 40-something paramour, from a certain rendezvous spot, “See, I told you it wasn’t my fault.”

  14. Obviously he was the problem, not all the injuries on the offensive line and the lousy QB play. Like they say, “You can’t fire the entire team.”

  15. ob2040 says:
    January 11, 2023 at 6:33 pm
    Why does it seem like the teams that have really good QBs, have genius OCs, and the teams that have bad QBs, keep firing their OCs?
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    A lot of it has to do with us. The fans. The teams give us what we ask for. Now they’re doing it with defensive coordinators, too. The Jets hired Robert Saleh, but now he’s been gone two years and the 49ers have the best defense in the league. But now their new coordinator, DeMeco Ryans is a genius. I kid you not. He’s become one of the hottest names out there, just as Matt Patricia was a couple years ago. You’d think we’d learn by now. Nope, but we sure have a lot of advice to give others.

  16. Mike LaFleur is putting together the same game plan and calling the same plays as Matt LaFleur, Sean McVay, Mike Shanahan, and Mike Vrabel. That scheme is what he knows and how to operate.

    The bad part is that the Jets were 5-2 entering week 8, and the Jets had turned things around. Then Breece Hall got hurt and the potential offensive rookie of the year was lost. Apparently so was the staff that put those pieces together.

  17. Terrible play calling. Scored a total of 9 points against NE and Miami. Young QBs won’t develop with this scheme.

  18. Please hire his brother, maybe then we could a coach that isn’t afraid to hurt a player’s feelings.

  19. reports indicate that other teams have inquired about LaFleur’s availability in recent days.

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    This says it all about this league. Recycle the garbage just as long as you have friends. Nathaniel Hackett will have a job next year too coordinating someone’s offense. These people should never be near leadership positions in an organization ever again, but it’s who you know.

  20. 60ftlesbianoctopus says:
    January 11, 2023 at 6:36 pm
    Not often do you see a team that won its division and is a lock for the AFC Championship game fire their offensive coordinator just a few days prior to the wild card round……
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    The article was about the OC of the Jets. They neither won their division, nor qualified for the playoffs. In fact, they finished the season with a losing record and having benched their starting QB. Smoke on dude!

  21. I don’t care who’s your QB, the jets didn’t score a TD in their last 3 games. It’s either the OC, the HC, or inability of the GM to find a good QB. Guess who lost? No surprise the HC and the GM hang it on the OC.

  22. Can’t hurt this team to try running without one.

    Nice job taking care of the Dolphins, btw.

  23. realfootballfan says:
    January 11, 2023 at 8:36 pm
    reports indicate that other teams have inquired about LaFleur’s availability in recent days.

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    This says it all about this league. Recycle the garbage just as long as you have friends. Nathaniel Hackett will have a job next year too coordinating someone’s offense. These people should never be near leadership positions in an organization ever again, but it’s who you know.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I think I’d take Hackett back in Green Bay, as OC. The offense was definitely better under his tutelage. Perhaps he can coordinate an offense but can’t coach an entire team.

  24. The atrocious offense from the last month also had a lot to do with the offensive line on 3rd and 4th stringers who were all injured themselves. Word is Duane Brown played with one working arm last 6 weeks. That, atrocious QB play, and he did himself no favors with unimaginative play calling and running out of shotgun again and again despite the line getting blown up each time. The fact that Zach regressed from his college play (he cant hit the side of a barn, let alone a receiver in stride) and some really really poor play calls at critical spots over the season meant he had to walk the plank. No Jets fan who watched the games closely can really say this is unfair.

  25. ob2040 says:
    January 11, 2023 at 6:33 pm
    Why does it seem like the teams that have really good QBs, have genius OCs, and the teams that have bad QBs, keep firing their OCs?

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    Or you can have a really good coach with a dynamic scheme like the 49ers where whoever you plug in there, the team always wins and does well.

  26. Not often do you see a team that won its division and is a lock for the AFC Championship game fire their offensive coordinator just a few days prior to the wild card round……
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    Almost never….

  27. His brother will be looking for work this time next year when the packers finish in the bottom of the NFC north. The Packers are god awful and are lucky to have the record they had this year.
    The Lions and Vikes have over taken them with more talent and better drafting and Chicago will follow suit this year and fill some big holes.

  28. Ya he used the Rams play book that was the part of the Niners playbook and they all call this run first mentality when its obviously a passing league. I get the idea is to keep you d off the field and fresh but you cant have an O line that is both talented in run blocking and pass blocking these days there arent enough hours allowed to practice.
    Matt LeFleurs offense, which he calls is pathetic at best. Wilson would have flopped their too

  29. Skol Vikes says:
    January 11, 2023 at 7:27 pm
    The Jets havent done one thing right since 69.
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    Yes they did. They fleeced the Patriots out of some draft picks for Bill Belichick…oops

  30. ob2040 says:
    January 11, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    Why does it seem like the teams that have really good QBs, have genius OCs, and the teams that have bad QBs, keep firing their OCs?
    _______________________

    Nothing genius about it. It’s 75% the player. I still consider Belichick a great coach, but sometimes you just can’t get water out of a stone.

  31. Robert Saleh has y’all fooled thinking he’s a good coach. He’s Todd Bowles 2.0. Great DC. Awful HC.

  32. Inside Matt La Fleur’s head right now,…..
    “Do I bring in my brother Mike, or Nathaniel Hackett ? Hmmmm,… Maybe both,..”

  33. Someone has to fall on the sword. Developing Zac Wilson wasn’t working, Mike White wasn’t consistent, and the offense in general wasn’t pulling its weight. Like it or not it’s probably the right call to change out the OC. They have way more invested in Wilson than the OC job, so maybe a fresh approach is needed.

  34. Breece Hall’s injury caused him to go down… They were doing so well with Breece but once he was knocked out, things fell apart because the back-ups weren’t anywhere close to the same caliber and they had to be flexible and change the way the offense was going to work.

  35. Wilson looked like a can’t miss prospect coming into his NFL draft.

    Less than two years immersed in total team coaching ineptitude has Wilson looking like 2013 Geno Smith.

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