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Schottenheimer leaves Jets

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Schottenheimer won’t return to Jets
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 10, 2012, 11:28 PM EST

    Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer didn’t do the Jets a favor by getting the head coaching job in Jacksonville. So he’s going to do the next best thing.

    The Jets announced Tuesday night that Schottenheimer informed the team he won’t return for 2012.

    “After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to return to the New York Jets in 2012,” said Schottenheimer in a carefully crafted statement released by the Jets. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished in the six years I have been here.

    “I am grateful for the relationships that I have with our players and coaches and appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into our success. My family and I would like to thank Rex Ryan and the entire Jets organization and wish them continued success. I look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”

    Rex Ryan said that he understood Schottenheimer wanted a “fresh start” elsewhere and knows he’ll be a “successful head coach” some day.

    This sounds like the nicest firing ever. It’s worded in such a way not to hurt Schottenheimer’s ability to get future work, especially after the Jets said they’d keep Schottenheimer. Perhaps Brian will end up with his father in Tampa Bay.

    We are very curious how much money, if any, Schottenheimer will get from the two years remaining on his contract. A Jets spokesman told PFT that the team won’t discuss contract details.

    Either way, getting rid of Schottenheimer is a lot less costly than dumping Santonio Holmes.
     
  2. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Gee, I almost thought there would be a real story here... Shotty and Shotty er. If they can get Marge Schott to buy in as a GM over at Tampa, then it could be Schotty, Shotty and Schott.

    marge schott.jpg
     
  3. ThunderHorse17

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    I can see it happening. Marty LOVES bringin in his family.
     
  4. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    So now when Sanchez does mediocre again because he's simply not much more than a very average QB who happened to come out of a big name program before he was ready and get over-hype, who are the Jets going to blame?

    This is no doubt in response to 1) Jacksonville not hiring him as their HC and going with Mike Mularkey instead and 2) Hue Jackson (who has worked with Rex Ryan in the past in Baltimore and was Rex's original choice for his OC with the Jets) getting fired today. Thing is, Jackson goes pass-happy just as much as they were getting critical of Schotty doing, and when you've got a QB who trusts his arm more than he should - and still makes bad decisions as a result - that kind of strategy ain't gonna do much to limit the turnovers and stupid mistakes that have killed the Jets offense this year and the last.
     
  5. Blue Bolt

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    Reports: Tony Sparano will get Jets coordinator job
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 11, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

    With Brian Schottenheimer stepping down from the Jets offensive coordinator job, it just so happens the Jets have another candidate lined up to replace him. Tomorrow.

    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Tony Sparano is expected to get the Jets coordinator job, with an announcement likely Wednesday. Manish Mehta of theNew York Daily News confirms Sparano will be the team’s next coordinator.

    The hire of Sparano also confirms that Schottenheimer’s departure was the nicest firing ever, even if it was presented like Schottenheimer chose to leave on his own.

    Sparano has never been an offensive coordinator before, although he was an “assistant head coach” in Dallas. There were rumors from Mortensen last week that Todd Haley and Sparano could go to a team together in a package deal, but there have been no indications Haley is a candidate in New York. It’s expected Haley will wind up back with the Cardinals.
     
  6. The LBC

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    So... Marty goes to Tampa and finally gets to create that All-Schotty staff with him, Brian, and Kurt... and we can finally shut up the Marty-apologists that said we should have given him the benefit of the doubt on those hires when that staff does little more than make the Bucs 8-8 at best.
     
  7. ThunderHorse17

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    Marty, Brian, Blount, and maybe Trent Richardson. Im not saying the ALL Schotty team would be any better or worse than the previous 2 years under Morris, just that it will be fun to watch.
     
  8. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    If Marty and company make the grade in Tampa, would that be the first family venture where the HC, OC, and DC are all related?
     

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