pepper johnson

Jets head coach Todd Bowles has?hired Pepper Johnson as his?defensive line coach (Lange, Jan. 24).

Johnson played linebacker for the Jets in 97-98 under head coach Bill Parcells and defensive coordinator Bill Belichick. Following his retirement,?he served?as a defensive assistant under Belichick with the Patriots for 13-years. Last season he was the Bills defensive line coach.

Earlier this off season he was a candidate for the Giants defensive coordinator position. That job was ultimately given to Steve Spagnuolo.

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The Giants have requested, and received, permission to interview Buffalo Bills defensive line coach Pepper Johnson for their defensive coordinator position (Holroyd, Jan. 10).

After spending 13 seasons coaching various defensive positions with the New England Patriots, he spent last season serving as the Buffalo Bills defensive line coach. Johnson has ties with the Giants organization, he played?linebacker for them from 1986-92 and won two Super Bowls with the team.

"I would have to calm down my emotions, but I would love that opportunity," Johnson said regarding a potential return to the Giants.

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LB Barrett Rudd: Tackling Machine

The NY Giants have had some of the "all-time" best middle linebackers in the game.

Sam Huff - Harry Carson - Pepper Johnson - Gary Reasons

The NY Giants have had some of the "all-time" best outside linebackers in the history of the game.

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