Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Pats Had a Wide Receiver Coach. Really.

The New York Jets snared the New England Patriots Wide Receivers Coach, according to ESPN.

In a switch that could further strain the relationship between the franchises, New England Patriots wide receivers coach Brian Daboll has left the team to accept a position on the staff of New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini.

Daboll will work under Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, but his role has yet to be determined.

In 2002, Daboll was promoted to wide receivers coach, a position he held for the past five seasons. New York already has a wide receivers coach in Noel Mazzone, so Daboll, who drew praise from Belichick last season for his part in working with a revamped Patriots wide receiver corps, might function more as an assistant head coach.

Daboll was responsible for areas of the passing game and for coordinating many of New England's personnel packages on offense.

The move obviously reunites Daboll and Mangini, who worked on the New England staff together for six seasons.

Now some casual observers of the game might say that what the Jets got was a coach who doesn't promote himself over the team, and has a 5 year history of coaching-up receivers like David Givens, Deion Branch, Bethel Johnson, and Reche Caldwell, only to have an off-year this past season because the Pats' WR crop was the worst in 5 years. Others might wonder how he was able to get Super Bowl caliber performances out of these cast-offs. Still others might be crying silently in their cubicle at this news, calling their dads but hanging up every time he answers because you just know he'll see through your efforts to stay composed. He always does. He was hard on you - God was he hard - but he taught you more about life and about love than you'll ever know.
Get me Bra Oil and make it Bland. Also make it an assistant coach.

An outside option is that Mangini took Brian Dobell because the letters of his name can be rearranged to spell Bland Bra Oil. One look at Mangini's moobs and you know he'd try just about anything to stop the chafing.

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