Casullo was fired by new Raiders coach Norv Turner who hired his old friend from the Dallas Cowboys Joe Avezzano to handle the special teams for the Silver and Black.
The hiring of Casullo and re-assignment of Curl, is another example of Edwards putting his stamp on the Jets coaching staff. Over his first three year with the Jets, Edwards had some assistants who might not have been his choice, like former defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell. The idea to hire Curl came from Jet GM Terry Bradway. The two are old friends. While Curl isn't a bad coach, he's very low key. One thing is clear from the new assistants Edwards has added this off-season. He wants his staff loaded with motivators and teachers. New defensive assistants Donnie Henderson, Doug Graber and Denny Marcin are all energy-laden and animated coaches.
To complete his offensive staff, Edwards moved Jim Hostler from quarterback coach to wide receiver coach. Hostler coached wideouts in New Orleans prior to coming to the Jets. Edwards likely won't replace Hostler as quarterback coach because Paul Hackett will handle that job.