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Jets hire Gailey as offensive coordinator

Admin - January 21, 2015

The Jets finally made it official yesterday, as they named Chan Gailey as their offensive coordinator. Gailey, 63, becomes the first hire of the new regime after spending two years out of football. He will replace Marty Mornhinweg, who held the position for two years under Rex Ryan. Mornhinweg's unit finished 28th in scoring and 22nd in yards in 2014.

Gailey's last job was with the Buffalo Bills where he compiled a 16-32 record as head coach. Prior to that he also served as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, as well as offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos.

In other news, new GM Mike Maccagnan stated that the Gang Green would be "very active" in free agency. The Jets are projected to have almost $50M of salary cap space, which is more than enough to make a run at a few quality free agents. The cornerback position remains a big hole in the defense and former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie, who spent last year in Arizona with current Jets head coach Todd Bowles, might as well be on his way back to New York.