May 4, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano during minicamp at the Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
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
There’s a lot of talk about the Jets offense, and that it needed a new direction. Brian Schottenheimer’s offense was too complicated. The message wasn’t getting through. It was time for a change.
So in comes Tony Sparano. He is going to bring back the “ground and pound” offense.
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