Jets: Time to Stop Scapegoating Brian Schottenheimer for 2011 Failures

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Dec 18, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer along the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 45-19. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Jets had an open locker room yesterday at Florham Park headquarters, for anyone who wasn’t aware. We all heard the now famous comments about Tim Tebow and his lunch. Why we are supposed to care about this, I don’t know, but that is for another discussion.

This morning, I talk about something else that was mentioned yesterday by Joe McKnight, but has come up at other times with other players. A former player told our friend Jake Steinberg the same thing. I don’t fault Jake by any means, I fault the players that are saying this. What they are saying is how complicated Brian Schotteheimer’s offense was. If I remember correctly, coach Rex Ryan alluded to it earlier this offseason. McKnight went so far as to say yesterday that if Sparano’s offense was in place rather than Schotty’s, the season would have ended differently.

My response. BALONEY! That is simply not the case, and the Jets players need to stop scapegoating Brian Schottenheimer for their own failures.

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