Ladies and gentlemen, your wish has been granted…or has it? After six years as the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, Brian Schottenheimer and the New York Jets have decided to part ways. This has to come to no shock to the football committee. Sure Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum mentioned last week that Schotty would return next year as the offensive coordinator, but truth is they could not tell the media that they were praying the Schotty would be hired as the Jacksonville Jaguars new head coach so that they would be able to start the search for a new offensive coordinator…
Brian Schottenheimer Out, Tony Sparano In
With the announcement earlier in the week that Jacksonville would hire Mike Mularkey as new head coach, a breakup between Schotty and the Jets would have to occur. On
thursday Brian Schottenheimer announced that he would not return to coach the Jets offense. Within hours, the announcement had been made that former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano would be hired as the new offensive coordinator.
Many Jets fans including myself were thrown off by the decision. First thought that came to my head was how the hell is Sparano suppose to help the struggling Mark Sanchez when Sparano’s main focus is the offensive line and rushing. At the moment you had to wonder was the front office oblivious to the fact that our passing game was the core problem of our offense this past season? At first it seemed that apparently not, but now there’s talk of the Jets interviewing Todd Haley to assist Sparano with the passing game.
Now if the Jets were to pull this move off, we would be in very good shape. Have Todd Haley work on the passing game with Sanchez, Sparano rushing and O-line, and Rex back to spending more time working with the defense. What’s also good is that Sparano and Haley already have a chemistry from working together back in Dallas. First things first in that we need to see if the Jets do hire Haley or possibly go after someone else……Mike Martz wouldn’t be to shabby.
What do you think? Was this a smart move on the Jets’ behalf?