The New York Jets are in good hands with Rick Dennison. Plus why the Jets have all the money they need.
In case you missed it last week, the New York Jets made their final adjustments to their 2018 coaching staff. While the big news saw Jeremy Bates promoted to offensive coordinator, there were other maneuvers, including the hiring of Rick Dennison.
Where Rick Dennison goes, good things tend to happen on offense.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 16, 2018
Most Jets fans remember Dennison from getting fired a few weeks ago by the Buffalo Bills. But as Senior Reporter Randy Lange pointed out on NewYorkJets.com, where Dennison goes, good things tend to happen:
“In every city on Rick Dennison’s NFL assistant coaching tour over the last two-plus decades, good offensive things seem to break out. Now that Dennison has been introduced as head coach Todd Bowles’ new offensive line coach/run game coordinator — the first “RGC” in franchise history.”
I recently asked Joe Caporoso what the hell is a running game coordinator in an interview on “Drive Time Sports.”
Essentially, he said that Dennison can help balance Bates out offensively. Rick can focus on the pure running game and situational football and the Jets can hopefully run it when they’re supposed too and pass it when they have too. That was obviously a big problem under John Morton last year. To hear the full conversation, you can listen in below.
— The Score 1260 (@TheScore1260) February 7, 2018
Finally, let’s talk about the dollars and cents for a minute …
The Jets specifically have $72.8 million, according to ESPN Stats & Information. That, of course, doesn’t include an additional $18.7 million that could be created with the Jets cutting ties with Muhammad Wilkerson, Matt Forte, and Ben Ijalana.
So expect the Jets to get real splashy when they make the trip to the waterpark on March 14 when free agency officially kicks off. This team is going to be active and make some noise, for better for worse.