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Ryan's staff continues to take shape

February, 9, 2009
2/09/09
8:11
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

New York Jets rookie head coach Rex Ryan is placing the final touches on his staff.

The club on Monday announced the expected hire of quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh and assistant quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo.

The Jets also promoted Ben Kotwica from defensive quality control coach to assistant special teams coach and switched Brian Smith from offensive quality control to defensive.

There aren't any major openings left to fill. Ryan retained offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and previously hired Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator. Ryan brought Mike Westhoff back to run special teams.

Cavanaugh spent the past four seasons as offensive coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh. He has been offensive coordinator for the Ravens (1999-2004) and Chicago Bears (1997-98). He played 14 seasons as a quarterback for the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.

DeFilippo spent the past two seasons as quarterbacks coach of the Oakland Raiders. He was offensive quality control assistant for the Giants two years before that.

Jets Staff: Who's In, Who's Out?
Position Who's in? Where from? Who's out? Where to?
Quarterbacks Matt Cavanaugh Pitt
Brian Daboll Browns
Asst. quarterbacks
John DeFilippo Raiders -- --
Special teams
Ben Kotwica
Jets
Kevin O'Dea
Unattached
Running backs Anthony Lynn Browns Jimmy Raye 49ers
Receivers Henry Ellard Rams Noel Mazzone Unattached
Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Ravens Bob Sutton Jets
Defensive line Kerry Locklin
Fresno State
Dan Quinn Seahawks
Asst. D-line --
-- Bryan Cox Browns
Linebackers Bob Sutton Jets Jim Hermann Giants
Secondary Dennis Thurman Ravens Jerome Henderson Browns
Asst. secondary Doug Plank Falcons -- --
Defensive quality Jim O'Neil E. Michigan Andy Dickerson Browns
Defensive asst. Jeff Weeks Raiders -- --

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Jets coaching staff coming together

January, 28, 2009
1/28/09
8:16
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan's maiden staff continued to take shape Wednesday. As expected, four assistants were officially announced and last season's defensive coordinator, Bob Sutton, was retained, but demoted to linebackers coach.

The new confirmed staffers were receivers coach Henry Ellard, running backs coach Anthony Lynn, secondary coach Dennis Thurman and assistant secondary coach Doug Plank.

Quarterbacks and defensive line are Ryan's most significant vacancies. He retained offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, offensive line coach Bill Callahan and special teams coach Mike Westhoff.

Jets Staff: Who's In, Who's Out?
Position Who's in? Where from? Who's out? Where to?
Quarterbacks Open --
Brian Daboll Browns
Running backs Anthony Lynn Browns Jimmy Raye 49ers
Receivers Henry Ellard Rams Noel Mazzone Unattached
Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Ravens Bob Sutton Jets
Defensive line Open -- Dan Quinn Seahawks
Assistant D-line Open -- Bryan Cox Browns
Linebackers Bob Sutton Jets Jim Hermann Giants
Secondary Dennis Thurman Ravens Jerome Henderson Browns
Assistant secondary Doug Plank Falcons -- --
Defensive quality Jim O'Neil E. Michigan Andy Dickerson Browns
Defensive assistant Jeff Weeks Raiders -- --

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