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.
Despite the Jets saying they wanted the coordinator back, it just wasn’t going to happen.
Did you think the Jets would actually release Santonio Holmes and his massive contract?   Won’t happen.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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