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The Jets won their third consecutive game on Sunday, but this was a performance that was very rough around the edges. The Browns gained almost twice as many yards as the Jets (419 to 212) but kept shooting themselves in the foot whenever they had a chance to score.

Let's break down the performances on the defensive side of the ball from the Jets' win over the Browns in week five:

Defensive Line

The Jets' run defense continued to struggle, giving up over 140 yards on the ground. However, much of this yardage was attributable to quarterback scrambles and option runs. On non-quarterback runs, the Browns only managed 81 yards on 23 carries.

Once again, the Jets got disappointing contributions from Leonard Williams and Muhammad Wilkerson, who combined for just four tackles and no quarterback hits or tackles for losses. They're still awaiting their first sack.

Wilkerson did at least spend some time in the backfield this week -- he had two quarterback hits that don't count on the stat sheet due to defensive penalties, one of which was called on him for roughing the passer. He also played a key role in bottling up the key fourth down run in the fourth quarter.

Williams stuffed two runs and chased the quarterback out of the pocket once, but the direct contributions from both of these players remain relatively insignificant, which is all the more surprising given that the team has still been winning games.



With Kony Ealy out this week, the Jets played a lot of 3-4 base and also some packages with seven defensive backs and only one natural lineman in the game.

Nose tackles Steve McLendon and Mike Pennel both held up well at the point of attack, with McLendon in on four tackles -- including a couple of run-stuffs -- and Pennel generating a pressure on a bull rush. Newcomer Ed Stinson also saw action on the line.

Lawrence Thomas, who we were told would only play defense in an emergency, was on the field as a pass-rushing nose tackle for one play, which happened to be Duke Johnson's long touchdown reception.

Linebackers

Demario Davis had a productive game. He only had six tackles this week, but made useful contributions as a pass rusher, picking up a coverage sack and three other quarterback hits on unblocked blitzes.

Darron Lee had his best game of the season so far, with six tackles, including one for a loss. He was flying around making several plays near the line and in coverage, and also generated a pressure on a twist stunt. He did a much better job of limiting his mistakes this week, but that's not to say he was error-free. He had a big third down penalty in coverage, a missed tackle, and a few plays where he got stuck on a block.

At outside linebacker, the Jets only had three players active, so David Bass, Jordan Jenkins, and Freddie Bishop all saw considerable action. Jenkins saw more action than usual coming off the right side, which meant he had to take on Joe Thomas a lot. Nevertheless, he was able to pressure the quarterback a couple of times. Bishop and Bass were mostly ineffective, although Bishop had a crucial fumble-recovery in the red zone and Bass got around the edge once for a pressure.



Defensive Backs

Rookie Jamal Adams bumped back down to earth this week as he had some rough moments. Isaiah Crowell got past him in the flat for a third down conversion, he had a defensive penalty, and he was picked on a few times in coverage, including on David Njoku's touchdown where the tight end got away with a push-off. Adams also was unable to get off his block on Johnson's huge catch-and-run, although this looked like a hold. He tied for the team lead with nine tackles, though.

By contrast, Marcus Maye had a big moment with his first career interception as he undercut a route to the end zone. Against the run, Maye made a nice play to blow up an end-around, but also had a couple of missed tackles, including one on the Johnson touchdown.

At cornerback, Marcus Williams saw his first snaps of the season due to injuries and was picked on a few times, including on a 3rd-and-long conversion. He also failed to make a tackle on Johnson's touchdown. Tackling remains his biggest weakness.

Buster Skrine held up well in coverage this week and continued to make contributions in the running game, blowing up a run in the backfield.

Morris Claiborne had perhaps the biggest play of the day when he intercepted a third quarter pass and returned it inside the red zone. He broke up one other pass but also had a defensive penalty. He eventually tied for the team lead with nine tackles, which isn't necessarily a good thing for a cornerback. In all, Claiborne was targeted 13 times, with mixed results.

Finally, Terrence Brooks and Rontez Miles saw action in those seven defensive back sets mentioned early. Brooks had one tackle but Miles gave up a first down in coverage, and also missed a tackle on Johnson's touchdown.


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Tags: Buster Skrine, Darron Lee, Demario Davis, Jamal Adams, Leonard Williams, Marcus Maye, Marcus Williams, Morris Claiborne, Muhammad Wilkerson, Rontez Miles, Steve McLendon

Nov 11, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams claps for his players during warmups before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports (Scott Galvin)
Nov 11, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams claps for his players during warmups before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports (Scott Galvin)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveTodd Bowles came to the Jets with the reputation of being one of the best defensive minds in football. And in his first season, it was easy to see why. After that, it was all a steady roll downhill towards the Jets becoming one of the worst defenses in the league.

That's startling considering how they had invested in their defense. For eight straight years, before they took quarterback Sam Darnold, they had taken a defensive player in the first round of the draft. And they had spent big money on defenders in free agency like corners Trumaine Johnson and Morris Claiborne as well as linebacker Avery Williamson.

Yet they still had no pass rush and they wore down late in games. The Jets' defense was a remarkable group of underachievers.

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Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The Jets' long road from Todd Bowles to Adam Gase began in mid-November, long before either of them were fired from their old jobs. It started after a humiliating, 41-10 home loss by Bowles' Jets to the Buffalo Bills just before the bye week.

The week off gave the entire organization a chance to reassess itself. And the consensus inside the building became that the Jets needed a change.

What happened next was the beginning of what CEO Christopher Johnson later promised was an "extensive" search that over a two-month period included a look at Jim Harbaugh, a flirtation with Mike McCarthy, a push for Matt Rhule and a surprising inability to dismiss Todd Monken. When it was over, they ended up with a new head coach who wasn't on their original list because he was coaching a team in a playoff race with three weeks left in the regular season...

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Analyzing Gregg Williams hire 00:00:57
SNY's Willie Colon believes new Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will improve defense but his personality might bother Adam Gase.

The Jets are finalizing a deal to make Gregg Williams their new defensive coordinator, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN

In their pursuit of Williams, the Jets reportedly had competition from the Redskins, but talks had been progressing between the Jets and Williams since last week.

Williams, 60, was on a list of preferred candidates the Jets had for defensive coordinator, along with Vance Joseph, who was hired by the Arizona Cardinals...

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Dec 30, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams stands on the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Dec 30, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams stands on the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

New Jets head coach Adam Gase touched on plenty of topics during his 15-minute press conference on Monday, but he omitted one key name.

The 40-year-old emphasized the importance of instructing a young quarterback like Sam Darnold, not being interested in total team control and, finally, filling out the remainder of his coaching staff. Gregg Williams is the defensive coordinator generating a buzz in New York and, though Gase did not specifically utter his name on Monday, reports say the Jets are close to bringing Williams in. 

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Dec 30, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase looks on against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Dec 30, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase looks on against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

Following the Adam Gase introductory press conference, Jonas Schwartz and Ralph Vacchiano deliver an all-new episode of The Jet Stream podcast!

They grade the new head coach's performance at the presser, react to Christopher Johnson's refusal to drop a playoff mandate, look ahead to the immediate future of the new coaching staff, and discuss what it all means for Sam Darnold

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Christopher Johnson talks Gase 00:02:51
SNY's Jeane Coakley spoke with New York Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson about why they chose Adam Gase as their new head coach.

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There is nothing new about the phrase "long-suffering Jets fan," because over the last 50 years there's no doubt they've all suffered enough. Right now, they're in the midst of a particularly difficult period. This is the longest stretch without a playoff berth for the Jets in almost 40 years.

That's why the biggest fear of those long-suffering fans who heard the Adam Gase press conference on Monday is that when it comes to this current playoff drought, eight years still may not be enough.

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Mike Maccagnan on Adam Gase 00:02:50
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan chats with Jeane Coakley after the Jets introduced new Jets Head Coach Adam Gase.

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If there was one word to describe new Jets head coach Adam Gase's introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, "understated" would be it.  

After a low-key introduction by CEO Christopher Johnson, Gase remained calm and measured, giving thoughtful and non-controversial answers to reporters as he reiterated that the organization would be patiently following a long-term plan.  

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Jets introduce Adam Gase 00:01:56
The Jets introduced Adam Gase as their new Head Coach. Here?s the best of what Gase and Jets CEO & Chairman Christopher Johnson had to say.

The Jets introduced new head coach Adam Gase during a press conference on Monday afternoon, with Gase speaking to reporters for roughly 15 minutes.

Here are the takeaways:

Why the Jets chose Gase

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Adam Gase with Jeane Coakley 00:04:08
SNY's Jeane Coakley spoke with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase about Sam Darnold and the team after his introductory press conference.

There may be a reason why things between the Jets and defensive coordinator candidate Gregg Williams have reportedly slowed down. 

Jets new head coach Adam Gase told SNY's Jeane Coakley at his introductory press conference on Monday that one of the things he learned from his time as head coach of the Miami Dolphins was not to rush into hiring the staff. 

"What I mean by that is you don't want to start grabbing guys that might be available," he said. "You might have to take your time, interview guys and I think we have the right mindset right now and heading in the right direction and hopefully soon we'll start getting guys on board."

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Oct 21, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase walks onto the field prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Oct 21, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase walks onto the field prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Watch live today on SNY at 2 p.m. as the Jets introduce Adam Gase as the 19th head coach in franchise history.

Coverage will kick off from SNY's studios before shifting to Gase's press conference, which will be followed by exclusive interviews.

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Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

As the rest of the NFL searches for the "next Sean McVay," Rams running back C.J. Anderson says he has only had one other coach who compares to him: 

Adam Gase

Anderson, who rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles' 30-22 NFC Divisional win over the Cowboys on Saturday, has seen a revival of sorts of his career under McVay since joining the Rams on Dec. 19. 

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Sep 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; General view of a New York Jets helmet on the field before a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Sep 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; General view of a New York Jets helmet on the field before a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

The Jets have agreed to a contract extension with special teams coach Brant Boyer, reports Adam Caplan of SiriusXM.

Caplan notes that multiple teams would have been interested in hirnig Boyer, whose contract had been set to expire after next season. The 47-year-old Boyer has been with the Jets since 2016 after a stint as the Colts' assistant special teams coach from 2012 to 2015.

As the Jets look to fill out their staff under new head coach Adam Gase, here are the names being considered.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken, who was a candidate to become head coach of the Jets, will join the Cleveland Browns in his same role, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport.

Monken's name was speculated among other potential Jets offensive coordinator candidates after they hired Adam Gase as head coach.

Instead, he will join new head coach Freddie Kitchens and new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks in Cleveland.

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Dec 23, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 23, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

In a since-deleted tweet, Jets S Jamal Adams wasn't shy about one free agent he wanted the team to pursue this offseason.

"Yeah I like #55 Dee Ford off that end for us! Let's pay him what he wants!" Adams tweeted at 7:28 p.m. on Saturday as Ford and the Chiefs were crushing the Colts to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

The 27-year-old Ford had a tremendous game on Sunday, with one forced fumble, one sack, and four tackles. 

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Dec 31, 2017; Detroit, MI USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy (left) leaves the field their game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY Sports (Mark Hoffman)
Dec 31, 2017; Detroit, MI USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy (left) leaves the field their game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY Sports (Mark Hoffman)

The Jets found their 19th head coach in franchise history this week in Adam Gase, who they officially announced on Friday. But Gase's hiring came as a surprise to many, with former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy reportedly having his eyes only set on the Jets' job. 

McCarthy is the more accomplished head coach compared to Gase, and having developed Aaron Rodgers during his time in Green Bay, the marriage with QB Sam Darnold seemed like a match made in heaven. 

But, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Confora, the Jets and McCarthy didn't pan out due to staffing issues. 

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The Guarantee 50th anniversary 00:01:18
On its 50th anniversary, Super Bowl III MVP Joe Namath reflects on his famous promise of the New York Jets winning their first Super Bowl.

On the 50th anniversary of "The Guarantee," Super Bowl III MVP Joe Namath sits down with SNY's Jeané Coakley and reflects on his famous promise of the New York Jets winning their first Super Bowl title.

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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

There is a lot Jets QB Sam Darnold likes about his new head coach, Adam Gase. 

Particularly, what Gase can do with the Jets offense. 

The 21-year-old quarterback told the Jets team website on Friday that he is "excited" about the new hire and added what he expects from the offense in the first season under Gase. 

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Aug 3, 2018; Canton, OH, USA; New York Jets former quarterback Joe Namath acknowledges the crowd during the Enshrinee's gold jacket dinner at the Canton Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Aug 3, 2018; Canton, OH, USA; New York Jets former quarterback Joe Namath acknowledges the crowd during the Enshrinee's gold jacket dinner at the Canton Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

Peyton Manning is not the only legendary quarterback vouching for Adam Gase

Joe Namath, who celebrated his 50th anniversary of winning Super Bowl III on Saturday, also spoke highly of the new Jets head coach. 

"I like him. I like what I've seen of him," the Hall of Famer told Steve Serby of The Post.

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Dec 23, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 23, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

With the Jets officially announcing Adam Gase as their new head coach, one of the team's captains went to social media to show his excitement. 

Pro-Bowl S Jamal Adams posted to his Twitter and Instagram to welcome Gase, as he looks forward to getting to work.

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Is Adam Gase the right choice? 00:00:37
The Jets hired Adam Gase as their next head coach, former Jets QB Ray Lucas is left scratching his head.

Adam Gase is staying in the AFC East, as the Jets will hire him as the 19th head coach in franchise history, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Wednesday night. 

The move was reportedly made official as the Jets and Gase have agreed to a deal on Thursday, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington. The terms of the deal have not yet surfaced.

After learning Baylor head coach Matt Rhule took himself out of the running, news broke minutes later that the former Dolphins head coach will replace Todd Bowles next season. Former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, who is a more accomplished head coach than Gase, was also in the running and only had his eyes set on the Jets' job...

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Dec 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase (middle) celebrates with Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains (right) after defeating the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Dec 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase (middle) celebrates with Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains (right) after defeating the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

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Now that the Jets and incoming head coach Adam Gase have agreed on a contract, one of the main priorities will be for him to fill out his coaching staff. Let's consider who could be candidates for a job:

Offense

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Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams watches his players during warmups before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams watches his players during warmups before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Scott Galvin/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets appear to be close to finding a new defensive coordinator. 

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, new head coach Adam Gase is progressing in talks with former Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams to join his staff. 

It is believed a deal will be reached. 

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Todd Bowles is moving on from his time as head coach of the Jets, but not without taking a few lessons with him. 

The new Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator met with reporters during a press conference on Friday and was asked about what he had learned in four years as head coach of the Jets. 

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Sep 8, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Matt Rhule looks on during the fist half against the UTSA Roadrunners at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports (Soobum Im)
Sep 8, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Matt Rhule looks on during the fist half against the UTSA Roadrunners at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports (Soobum Im)

Matt Rhule just could not say "I do" when it came to the Jets job. 

The Baylor head coach, who interviewed with the Jets, spoke publicly on Friday for the first time since the Jets decided to hire Adam Gase as their new head coach. 

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported that Rhule withdrew his name from the running after the Jets wanted him to choose his coaching staff from a list of assistants they would provide

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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold passes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold passes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo sees some similarities between Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and future Pro Football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.

Considering what Manning was able to accomplish with Adam Gase, the newest Jets head coach, that bodes well for Darnold.

Romo praised the Jets for hiring Gase and believes Darnold can take his game to the next level with Gase.

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Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase celebrates with Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains after defeating the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase celebrates with Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains after defeating the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Jets offensive coordinator candidate Dowell Loggains will reportedly interview for the Miami Dolphins' head coaching vacancy, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport.

While Loggains was expected to follow former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase to New York and join the Jets, he will interview with the Dolphins on Friday, according to Rapaport. Dolphins associate head coach Darren Rizzi is also interviewing with Miami.

Loggains, 38, joined Miami this season after spending two seasons as Chicago Bears offensive coordinator and one as their quarterbacks coach. He had previously spent eight seasons with the Tennessee Titans and one with the Cleveland Browns.

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New York Jets draft watch 00:01:29
The college bowl season is now over and the New York Jets will begin prepping for the 2019 NFL Draft. Here are some guys they should target

Quarterback Sam Darnold broke a streak of eight straight drafts in which the Jets picked a quarterback in the first round.

Perhaps New York goes back to its roots in the 2019 draft.

With the No. 3 pick, the Jets can surely trade down since they don't have a second-round pick. But this could also be a draft where they find a franchise-changing pass rusher.

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Jets hire Adam Gase 00:01:44
Adam Gase was hired to the 19th Head Coach in Jets franchise history. Was it the right move?

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchivePeyton Manning spent 18 years in the NFL, rewriting the NFL record book and winning two Super Bowls along the way. And a few years before Manning arrived in the league, John Elway did the same thing on his way to the Hall of Fame.

Those are two of the greatest quarterbacks who ever lived, and combined they may know more about the position and offensive football than any two people in history.

Manning once called new Jets coach Adam Gase "the smartest guy I know."

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Would you rather: Bell or Brown 00:00:54
In a game of 'Would You Rather,' Jets wideout Quincy Enunwa answers who should be a Jet, Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown.

Two of the biggest playmakers in football -- Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown -- may not be wearing black and purple next season. 

It is almost a certainty Bell won't be, as he decided to skip the entire 2018-19 season and look ahead to free agency. As for Brown, the Steelers won't release him outright, but owner Art Rooney noted other options are still out there, including a trade.

The Jets are looking to be aggressive this offseason, and both of these players could be on their radar. So who should they go after first?

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Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Jets will soon be introducing their new head coach, Adam Gase, to the media. Here are 10 questions we'd like to see Gase answer:

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