Last updated: 09/03/2015 - 4:36 PM UTC
I was saddened to learn that Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff will not be returning to the team. The effects of bone cancer have been hobbling him for years. He was often seen limping with a cane along the sidelines. This year, however, he’s mostly been on crutches as his left leg has been deteriorating. He’ll have a rod inserted in the leg next month and the recovery and rehab time will be significant enough that he doesn’t feel he’ll be able to do a proper job of coaching next season.
Under Westhoff the Jets special teams has excelled. No other team has scored more return touchdowns than the Jets under Westhoffs watch. This team will definitely miss him.
Good luck, Coach.