Jets must figure this out about candidate Brandon Staley Dan Leberfeld

There is an important question the Jets must answer about Los Angeles Rams DC Brandon Staley, who they interviewed for their head coaching job on Sunday.

It’s kind of a “chicken or the egg” question.

Was the Rams’ defensive success this season because of great coaching by Staley, or was it driven by elite personnel, led by perhaps the NFL’s best player, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and the game’s best cornerback – Jalen Ramsey.

Throw in some other really good players like DE Michael Brockers, edge-rusher Leonard Floyd and cornerback Darious Williams, and Staley has definitely been dealt a very good personnel hand in Los Angeles.

So was the Rams’ defensive success this year driven by great talent or great coaching?

Maybe it was both.

This is something Jets GM Joe Douglas needs to determine.

Because how often have we seen assistant coaches from top-shelf teams get head coaching jobs elsewhere, but when they can’t bring the great talent with them, they don’t succeed.

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