Jets grant permission to Bills

By Marc A. Greenberg

The Bills have formally requested permission to speak with Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for their head-coaching vacancy and the Jets have granted permission.

By rule, the Bills are allowed to meet with Schottenheimer this week at a location and time convenient to him and the Jets, who are preparing for a divisional playoff game in San Diego.

If the Jets win, the Bills can’t speak to Schottenheimer again until the bye week before the Super Bowl.

On the plus side, hopefully Schotty will not have one less day to draw up some dumb Tigercat play for Sunday.

On the negative side, this is taking away from the 100% preparation time that is needed to beat the Chargers.