1 reason you need to hurry, but not rush

There is an old saying about making decisions: “Hurry, but don’t rush.”

And this is a good approach for the Jets with their head coaching search.

You need to do your proper due diligence with the interview process and not cut corners, so you don’t want to rush.

However, you need to hurry, because of another huge factor when hiring a coach, and that’s his ability to put together a top-shelf coaching staff.

So the longer you wait to hire a head coach, you risk losing some assistant coaching candidates to other teams.

Let’s say the Jets hire Robert Saleh as their head coach. Well, two guys who could’ve been defensive coordinator candidates for Saleh, Dan Quinn and Gus Bradley, just got other jobs, Quinn went to Dallas, and Bradley to Las Vegas. Saleh is close with those guys, and they are all part of the Pete Carroll coaching tree. They both could have been ideal defensive coordinators for Saleh because they are former NFL head coaches he could he leaned on during his learning curve.

Look, it’s probably not the end of the world that Saleh, if he gets the job, wasn’t able to hire one of these guys, but it just points to the fact that you need “hurry, not rush” when picking a new head coach.

And that’s so the new coach can get going hiring his staff, and not lose too many quality assistants to other programs.

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Dan Leberfeld
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