New Bengals secondary coach Mark Carrier worked for five seasons under Jets head coach Rex Ryan, three in Baltimore as one of his secondary coaches and the last two in New York as his defensive line coach. Ryan released the following statement Monday afternoon:
"Everyone already knows Mark Carrier as a player, but I also know him as an outstanding coach. He is one of the up-and-coming coaches in this league and did a great job working with me as the secondary coach in Baltimore and the defensive line coach here with the Jets. We had a veteran line in 2010 and had to break in a younger one in 2011, and in both seasons, the line's play was strong. He's a good man, an outstanding teacher and has a great passion for the game. I know he will do an excellent job for the Bengals and I wish him the best."