Steve McLendon, New York Jets
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The New York Jets may have their guy in Rick Dennison. Plus Steve McLendon finally gets some love for his play.

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles‘ message is “change you can believe in.” With so much turnover on the coaching staff, you’ve got to wonder what things are going to look like in 2018.

We, l history tends to repeat itself and it seems like a dynamic duo could be reunited in green and white.

According to a report from ESPN’s Rich Cimini, “Todd Bowles is reportedly interested in former Bills coordinator Rick Dennison. He and Bates worked together for three years on Mike Shanahan’s staff in Denver (2006-08), so there’s common ground.”

Quick note: The Jeremy Bates promotion to offensive coordinator has not been finalized by the team. Although he is expected to take the job.


While the Jets defense was much improved in 2017 all the credit went to different areas. Not enough credit went towards the unknown name on the defensive line, veteran defensive tackle Steve McLendon.

Last offseason the Jets were trigger happy purging veterans left and right. Many expected the Jets to cut McLendon, fortunately they didn’t and he had a career year for the green and white.

According to NewYorkJets.com, McLendon led the Jets with an 8.2 disruption rate (percentage of plays with a run stuff or pressure), especially showing well as a run defender.

While the Jets defensive line is expected to continue to change. Muhammad Wilkerson will likely be released in the near future and the Jets will be looking for more depth in free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft.

Other Jets News, Stories:

  • Jets scoping out Lions QB Coach (Brian Costello of the New York Post)
  • Best moments in Jets history (Marcus Vanderberg of Yahoo Sports)
  • Change is the one constant on Todd Bowles’ coaching staff (Rich Cimini of ESPN)
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