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The New York Jets may have lost the 2021 season bout by a disappointing 4-13 record, but they may have won the war with a one-of-a-kind prize.

On Tuesday, January 11, it was announced that the Jets’ coaching staff would be attending the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

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The Jets will join the Detroit Lions as the two respective coaching staff tasked with competing in arguably the best college all-star game in the world.

After the news broke, people took to social media with some fantastic reactions:

So you’re saying there’s a chance, Jim Nagy?

For those less likely to draft, the Senior Bowl is a unique opportunity for two NFL teams to get incredible access to some of the best players in the country ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.

The cool thing about this opportunity is not everything we see on the practice field, in the game and in the media. The real pleasure for these coaching teams is spending time with the players off the field and behind the scenes, learning about them and gathering invaluable information.

The two teams selected for this event are usually the worst preseason teams that have not changed their coaching staff. Given the uncertainty about the Houston Texans’ coaching situation, the Senior Bowl was the next team to move to the Jets.

Jim Nagy, the Executive Director of the Senior Bowl, spoke to Ari Meirov about some of the benefits of attending:

“The main advantages are in the location of the meeting rooms. You can see which guys are taking coaching and which are not. Although in the meeting room, who shows up on time? Who shows up earlier? Who is taking notes? Who asks good questions? Also in the dining rooms, at breakfast, lunch and dinner and to see how the boys interact in this way. “

Also Rich Cimini from ESPN highlighted a really cool update on the Senior Bowl that should give the other members of the Jets’ coaching staff some cool options.

Aside from the good juju from the last time head coach Robert Saleh was at the Senior Bowl, there’s also a story from the last time the Jets were down in Mobile. Here is an excerpt from the Jets press release on Tuesday:

“The last time the Greens and Whites coached the game was in 1979 when they worked with Mark Gastineau and Marty Lyons before the New York Sack Exchange was founded. Both players are now in the ring of honor and Gastineau, who received the Outstanding Defensive Lineman Award for the North team in the 1979 Senior Bowl, led the NFL in 1983 and 1984 in sacks. “

If the green-whites can get half that punching power from every player they bring out of the Senior Bowl, this will be a trip well worth the mileage.

One more current example that is directly related to Saleh’s roots with the San Francisco 49ers is the find by Deebo Samuel. After participating in the Senior Bowl in 2019 and learning more about the talented offensive playmaker, they selected him a few months later with number 36 in the overall selection in the second round.

Samuel has already made a Pro Bowl and has proven to be one of the most versatile weapons in the NFL.

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If the green-whites can get half that punching power from every player they bring out of the Senior Bowl, this will be a trip well worth the mileage.

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