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Bill Lundberg
09-04-2009, 11:05 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/04/down-goes-schonert/

Down goes Schonert

Posted by Mike Florio on September 4, 2009 11:47 AM ET
They say things happen in threes.
This week, three NFL offensive coordinators have been fired.
A league source tells us that the Bills have dumped offensive coordinator Turk Schonert, ten days before the team's season opener on Monday Night Football against the Patriots.
The move isn't completely shocking, in large part because we've been softened up for it a bit by the abrupt reassignment of Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and the sudden dismissal of Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.
But the Bills' offense struggled in the preseason, and coach Dick Jauron likely realized that, if he didn't find a way to turn things around quickly, it would be Dick Jauron getting the shoe along with Schonert, and everyone else.
UPDATE: We're told that the new offensive coordinator will be quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt.



We're trend setters!!

Pestilence
09-04-2009, 11:06 AM
It's a pandemic!

L.A. Chieffan
09-04-2009, 11:06 AM
nobody fires offensive coordinators anymore.......

DA_T_84
09-04-2009, 11:07 AM
I love it.

Todd MF'N Haley wasn't a big puss and did it on his own. These little bitches just followed in suit because he made it okay to do so.

CaliforniaChief
09-04-2009, 11:10 AM
I love it.

Todd MF'N Haley wasn't a big puss and did it on his own. These little bitches just followed in suit because he made it okay to do so.

Egg-zack-ly

DaneMcCloud
09-04-2009, 11:32 AM
Alex Van Pelt's really made a quick career for himself.

Good for him.

jAZ
09-04-2009, 11:34 AM
I wondered when Haley did this, if he was going to be breaking new ground. It seemed taboo to make such a move at that point for fear of perceptions. Hope it works out, but it sounds like a good move.

Mr. Flopnuts
09-04-2009, 11:46 AM
What the fuck is going on? This seems so stupid, yet it's becoming passe. The Chiefsification of the NFL continues???

Mr. Krab
09-04-2009, 01:02 PM
WTF!!

Frosty
09-04-2009, 01:09 PM
For something that never happens, it sure is happening a lot.

gblowfish
09-04-2009, 01:10 PM
They'd be better with Lucy Van Pelt.
Run a lot of fake field goals...

Rooster
09-04-2009, 01:24 PM
The Chiefsification of the NFL continues???

ROFL

Stewie
09-04-2009, 01:32 PM
Wasn't Schonert implementing no-huddle and other trickery as the basis for the offense? Jauron must have seen enough.

Chocolate Hog
09-04-2009, 01:37 PM
Dick Jaroun will be looking for a new job too

Deberg_1990
09-04-2009, 02:42 PM
Alex Van Pelt's really made a quick career for himself.

Good for him.

Is that former Chiefs Qb Alex Van Pelt? From back in the Montana era.

DJ's left nut
09-04-2009, 02:44 PM
Wasn't Van Pelt bouncing around in training camp for a season with the Chiefs?

I seem to remember thinking of him as a QBOTF type when I was younger.

booger
09-04-2009, 02:44 PM
this thread reminds me that i need to trim my pelt. shaggy and nasty looking.

Deberg_1990
09-04-2009, 02:44 PM
Wasn't Van Pelt bouncing around in training camp for a season with the Chiefs?

I seem to remember thinking of him as a QBOTF type when I was younger.


Yea, it think he was 3rd string behind Montana and Krieg one year.

booger
09-04-2009, 02:46 PM
Isn't Shoenert the one that Gunther said "if it takes me till the day i die, i'll get him for what he did" when they ran it up in his opinion?

Thig Lyfe
09-04-2009, 02:46 PM
lolz it's the OCpocalypse

ChiefGator
09-04-2009, 02:48 PM
Gailey must feel kind of funny hearing he has been fired... isn't he still employed with the Chiefs, just reassigned? Now it seems like Haley and Pioli are big softies for letting Chan stick around.

pr_capone
09-04-2009, 05:03 PM
lolz it's the OCpocalypse

Don't give Wendler any more ideas for puns in his articles please.

At least this one made sense though.

Simply Red
09-04-2009, 05:07 PM
let me guess, insider-trading? just joking.

CaliforniaChief
09-06-2009, 12:28 AM
Guess this one didn't end on classy terms:

Former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Turk Schonert sounded off during a television interview after being fired this week, telling WIVB-TV in Buffalo that there were major philosophical differences between him and coach Dick Jauron.

"He told me the offense wasn't simple enough for him," Schonert said. "We had too many formations, too many plays. I didn't simplify it to his liking."

"He wants a 'Pop Warner' offense. He limited me in formations, and limited me in plays. He's been on my back all offseason."

Ouch. Sounds like it was a good thing that Jauron and Schonert didn't work together in the regular season.

The Bills will have quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt call the plays and will work in conjunction with running game coordinator Eric Studesville.
(From National Football Post)