Jets tab Saints assistant John Morton as new offensive coordinator

The Jets are set to hire Saints receivers coach John Morton as their new offensive coordinator, ESPN.com first reported.

Morton will replace Chan Gailey, who announced his retirement two days after the 2016 season ended. Gailey served in the role for two seasons under head coach Todd Bowles.

A number of factors that put defensive backs at risk, according to a concussion expert cited in the Observer’s report.

‘They were tackling with their head,’ said Robert Cantu, clinical professor of San Jose Sharks Cheap Jerseys neurosurgery at Boston University’s School of Medicine. ‘Plus the fact that they’re in the open field so they’re colliding at full speed, whereas the stuff in the (offensive and defensive) line there’s been Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys less of a run-up of speed.

‘They’re bigger, stronger, faster a€“ and they’re faster obviously when they’re in the open field. And unfortunately many of them are continuing to use their head for that open-field tackle.’

Wide receivers (12) and tight ends (10) were among other high-risk position groups. The Packers won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. The Falcons began their first drive from their own 20-yard line after a 23-yard kickoff return by Eric Weems. Green Bay safety Kentrell Brice, who was in on the tackle, injured his shoulder on the play and was questionable to return.

The game’s first turnover, and Aaron Ripkowski’s first career fumble, came at a terrible time for Green Bay. Atlanta’s Jalen Collins stripped the ball from the Packers running back, who was working for extra yards after picking up a first down, and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchback. The Packers had driven all the way to the Falcons’ 11-yard line, where the fumble occurred.

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