The Jets are reportedly bringing in former Vikings DL coach Karl Dunbar to replace Mark Carrier who is leaving the team to become the Cincinnati Bengals DB coach.
We have been hearing for a few weeks that Dunbar would be brought in to coach the defensive line, but it seems that this report has now been confirmed. Dunbar was with the Vikings from 2006-2011 when they were considered to have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL, anchored by their two big DT’s Pat Williams and Kevin Williams.
Dunbar will work with a defensive line that could possibly be without Sione Pouha in 2012, who is a UFA this offseason. Should Mike Tannenbaum be unable to resign Pouha, Dunbar will need to turn Kenrick Ellis into the Jets starting nose tackle which will not be an easy task. Ellis only played in five games for the Jets in 2011.