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Jets Add Robert Nunn as D-Line Coach

Coached Giants' Productive DL for 6 Seasons Before Moving to Cleveland for 2016


Head coach Todd Bowles has hired Robert Nunn as the Jets' new defensive line coach.

Nunn, who is beginning his 18th season as an NFL assistant coach and who has experience with both 4-3 and 3-4 schemes, spent the 2016 season coaching the Cleveland Browns' defensive line.

He is familiar with MetLife Stadium, having coached Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and the Giants' D-line from 2010-15. In those six seasons, among NFL D-lines, the Giants were fifth in sacks (191) and unofficially first in forced fumbles (55), first in pass defenses (98), third in tackles for loss (280) and fourth in QB hits (419).

Before the Giants, Nunn was an assistant coach with Tampa Bay (2009), Green Bay (2005-08) and Washington (2003). During his four-year Packers tenure, DE Aaron Kampman compiled 43.5 sacks and DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila added 24 sacks. The last time he was an assistant for an AFC team was with the Dolphins from 2000-2002 and '04.

Nunn was born in Oklahoma and played linebacker at Oklahoma State. Immediately after college he began coaching at Northeast Oklahoma A&M. He moved to Tennessee as a grad assistant, then became an assistant and the next year the head coach (66-19 record) at Georgia Military College.

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