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01-11-2012, 01:12 AM
Reports: Tony Sparano will get Jets coordinator job
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 11, 2012, 12:00 AM EST
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With Brian Schottenheimer stepping down from the Jets offensive coordinator job, it just so happens another candidate is 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 the New 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 where he called plays for one season. 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.

That should conclude a randomly busy late night of news. We think.
Schottenheimer won’t return to Jets
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 10, 2012, 11:28 PM EST
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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..

ChiefsCountry
01-11-2012, 01:18 AM
Is Haley going to end up in New York now as well?

L.A. Chieffan
01-11-2012, 01:41 AM
There's some real out the box thinkers in the ol' NFL ain't there?

Der Flöprer
01-11-2012, 01:47 AM
Makes me think Marty to Tampa may have some legs.

clyde05
01-11-2012, 01:51 AM
That's what I'm thinking is Marty is going to Tampa to be hc and taking Brian as oc, makes perfect sense

Rausch
01-11-2012, 01:52 AM
That's what I'm thinking is Marty is going to Tampa to be hc and taking Brian as oc, makes perfect sense

As long as he doesn't tell Spurt where they're moving to he might end up doing a good job...

bevischief
01-11-2012, 07:43 AM
Makes me think Marty to Tampa may have some legs.

yep.

Amnorix
01-11-2012, 07:43 AM
That's too bad. I really like Scottenheimer as an OC....for my arch-rivals...

htismaqe
01-11-2012, 07:56 AM
There's some real out the box thinkers in the ol' NFL ain't there?

Exactly.

The Jets are terrible.

KC-TBB
01-11-2012, 08:00 AM
argghhh 2 Shottenheimers...I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...

Deberg_1990
01-11-2012, 08:02 AM
Exactly.

The Jets are terrible.

The Jets and Chiefs are exactly the same organization for the last 40 years.

blaise
01-11-2012, 08:05 AM
Is Haley going to end up in New York now as well?

NY radio is saying he might.

htismaqe
01-11-2012, 08:10 AM
The Jets and Chiefs are exactly the same organization for the last 40 years.

Was that necessary? ROFL :deevee:

blaise
01-11-2012, 08:13 AM
The Jets and Chiefs are exactly the same organization for the last 40 years.

I'd probably give the edge to the Jets, actually.

Zeke
01-11-2012, 08:14 AM
The Jets and Chiefs are exactly the same organization for the last 40 years.

Except that they drafted a QB in the first round and all their problems are now solved.

... wait..

ReynardMuldrake
01-11-2012, 08:17 AM
It amazes me how much coordinators & coaches get shuffled around in the NFL. Even the bad ones always find work somewhere else. At some point I think you have to go, 'OK, this guy's been fired every other place he's worked, maybe this is a bad idea?'

Why are teams so reluctant to give someone new a try?

chop
01-11-2012, 08:17 AM
argghhh 2 Shottenheimers...I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...

The Chiefs had two back in the day. Marty and Kurt (If I remember correctly). Marty gets a bad rap because he never won much in the playoffs but his regular season teams were pretty good although the offense was a little boring.