The importance of Matty C Dan Leberfeld

Jets added an important piece to their coaching puzzle on August 25.

They hired Matt Cavanaugh as a senior offensive assistant.

The long-time NFL assistant will help Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur and QB coach Rob Calabrese.

“To have that old soul who’s had so many different experiences, for Mike as a play caller, to help him through all the different questions he might have, game planning, such a valuable resource,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh.

And Cavanaugh will also be a huge help to Calabrese, a first-time NFL QB coach, who was brought in to assist Greg Knapp with the quarterbacks, but Knapp was killed by a motorist, texting and driving, while riding his bike in California, right before training camp.

“Obviously, for the quarterback and talking about the different experiences that he’s had, and developing quarterbacks along the way, [Cavanaugh’s role is] very similar, God rest his soul, with Knapper (Greg Knapp) and what we were expecting out of him,” Saleh said. “To have [Cavanaugh], he’s going to provide a lot.”


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