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Sparano’s knowledge of Miami will be help for Jets Craig Thomas

Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008–2011 (he was fired during the 2011 season).

So Sparano knows a lot about many of the players on the current Miami roster.

That should help the Jets’ preparation this week.

“[Tony] does know the personnel,” Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said. “He knows their strengths and weaknesses, so I think that initially might come into play in terms of their preparation [for] their game planning, how they might want to attack a certain guy. But I don’t think you dramatically change what you do. That happens and it happens throughout the league whenever anybody moves. I know the Cincinnati team that we’ll play in a couple of weeks better than most people do having been there. I think it’s one of those things that you just kind of deal with and move forward.”

Coyle was the long-time secondary coach of the Bengals.