The Jets officially announced the long smoking employment of Dowell Loggains for their coaching staff today. Loggains will hold the dual role of offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.
Loggains has worked with Jets chief trainer Adam Gase in the past. They met in Miami in 2018, when Loggains also worked under Gase as an offensive coordinator.
It would be reasonable to say that the Loggains track record leaves something to be desired.
Dowell Loggains has been an OC five times
His offenses & points and yardage total rankings:
2012 TEN (23., 26.)
2013 TEN (19th, 22nd) )
2016 CHI (28., 15.)
2017 CHI, 30th)
2018 MIA (26., 31.) https://t.co/ujGK97xzQX
– Pat Thorman (@ Pat_Thorman) January 11, 2019
I think he does not get the job they "interview" him as a service for him, and around the league he is seen as a joke.
– Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) January 11, 2019
I would not argue that this is just as important for a rental as Gregg Williams was in defense. With Gase, who is likely to deal with the role of the offense, Loggains will mainly help implement the head coach's vision.
However, I would argue that this was a missed opportunity. In the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach job, jets had two opportunities to bring in bright offensive minds to collaborate with Gase. It hasn't happened.
While one might break down Loggain's role, I think ultimately it is very difficult to claim that the jets are improved by him who holds those jobs.