Brian Schottenheimer (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/US Presswire)

Jets say goodbye to Brian Schottenheimer

Let’s face it; the New York Jets had no choice.

Brian Schottenheimer was going to be the scape-goat.  There was no other possibility.
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Despite the Jets saying they wanted the coordinator back, it just wasn’t going to happen.
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Did you think the Jets would actually release Santonio Holmes and his massive contract?   Won’t happen.
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With the departure of Schotty and the imminent hiring of Tony Sparano, head coach Rex Ryan is sending a clear message to Quarterback Mark Sanchez and the Jets offense:  Ground and Pound.
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Yes, Sparano has never been a coordinator (he called plays for the Dallas Cowboys offense in 2006), but he is a run first coach (see: Wildcat) who needs a strong offensive line and a back who won’t get hurt.  Not sure the Jets have either at the moment.
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In any event, it’s a new day for Gang Green.  Schottenheimer had 6 seasons to turn the Jets offense into a powerhouse.  They came close the past two seasons when they reached the AFC Championship Game but never made it.
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If anything, the past three games this season showed that the team needed to move on.  The offense quit on Schotty.  Never a good thing.

Tags: Jets Coach Jets Offense Rex Ryan Sanchez Santonio Holmes Schottenheimer Schotty Tony Sparano