NFL: Ryan says 5 Jets assistant coaches won’t return
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says five assistant coaches will not be back with the team next season, including assistant quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo.
Ryan said Monday that the contracts of DeFilippo, assistant defensive backs coach Doug Plank, special teams assistant Kevin O’Dea, pass rush specialist Chuck Smith and defensive quality control coach Brian Smith had expired and would not be extended.
The announcement comes a day after the Jets lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game.
DeFilippo is pursuing a job as an NFL quarterbacks coach after helping rookie Mark Sanchez develop this season. Chuck Smith is going to Tennessee to be the Volunteers’ defensive line coach.