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Pepper Johnson Added to Jets Staff

The New York Jets have announced the hiring of defensive line coach Pepper Johnson.  A familiar name in the New York area, Johnson played with both the Jets and Giants during his 13 year playing career. Johnson interviewed for the New York Giants defensive coordinator position but was passed over in favor of Steve Spagnuolo. [...]

Dunbar Heads List of Departing Assistants

As expected, several of Rex Ryan's assistants with the Jets have opted to head to Western New York to join Ryan with the Bills. The departure that is most likely to irk Jets fans will be that of defensive line coach Karl Dunbar. Dunbar has extensive experience in the position and is widely regarded as [...]

As Jets Firings Loom, Dunbar Should be Spared

By Glenn Naughton   With the NFL's version of Black Monday less than 72 hours away, all indications coming out of Florham Park indicate sweeping changes on the horizon for the New York Jets.  A fourth consecutive season without a playoff berth appears to have been too much for owner Woody Johnson tolerate and it's being widely [...]

Jets Look To Go Deer Hunting

Rushing the passer is something the Jets were supposed to be able to do well this season, and while pressure on the QB has been inconsistent at times, it has definitely been a factor as the Jets are on pace for a sixty sack season.  In a conference call with last week, defensive-line coach [...]

Karl Dunbar Conference Call With

Glenn Naughton of took part in the Jets' weekly blogger conference call with defensive line coach Karl Dunbar.  The following is a transcript of the portion of the conference. Glenn Naughton: Coach, with this run you guys have of these elite quarterbacks your playing, one thing that's been overlooked is the mobility and [...]

#JetsCamp: Defensive Line

The Jets defensive line is coached by Karl Dunbar. Dunbar is assisted by Jeff Weeks, the assistant defensive line/linebackers coach. Dunbar is entering his third year with the Jets as their defensive line coach. Both Dunbar and Weeks have a history with head coach Rex Ryan. Dunbar was drafted in the 8th round of the [...]

Most Jets Coaches Set To Return In 2014

Since the New York Jets organization decided head coach Rex Ryan would remain through the 2014 season there's been speculation that many of Ryan’s staff would need to be replaced as a number of assistant coaches contracts had expired. After one season Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica made a lateral move accepting the same [...]

Meet Karl Dunbar

One of the coaching changes that the NY Jets made this past off-season was on the defensive line.  They brought in highly regarded Karl Dunbar who had previously worked with the Minnesota Vikings.  Dunbar has vitiligo, which is a condition that causes depigmentation of sections of skin.  He played 3 seasons in the NFL and [...]