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New York Jets’ Assistant Coaches Must Be Shoulder for Rex to Lean On

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

In 2008, Atlanta's Mike Smith and Baltimore's John Harbaugh both guided their resepctive clubs to the playoffs as rookie head coaches.

Some called it "beginner's luck," while others cited solid experience as an assistant, as well as being surrounded with a talented cast of coordinators in their first year.

I tend to think it's the latter.

For Harbaugh, he had an offensive coordinator in Cam Cameron who already had several years of experience as an assistant, as well as a season as head coach (Miami, 2007).

His defensive coordinator, Rex Ryan, was around football his entire life. His father, Buddy, needs no introduction and Rex had worked the previous nine seasons as an assistant for the Ravens...

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