Jets Schottenheimer interviewed for 3 head coaching jobs

By Marc A. Greenberg

On Thursday, New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer revealed that, during the offseason, he interviewed for the head coaching position with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills.

Clearly not hired by those teams, Schotty signed an extension with the Jets through 2013.

“I think you guys all know that I love it here,” Schottenheimer said. “I love working for Rex (Ryan). I’ve had some opportunities to go and look at other places. Some things have come my way, head-coaching wise, but I’m thrilled to be a Jet and I think we have something special here.”

As for Schotty’s thoughts regarding “consultant” Tom Moore hanging around practice, there were no apparent worries.

“Tom’s the best,” Schottenheimer said. “Tom might be the most positive person I’ve ever been around. I can’t remember, it was a couple of weeks ago, we lost to somebody and he sends me the fax, his summary of the game, and it was like, ‘Positive this, positive that, positive.’ I was like, ‘Man, I can’t believe it. There’s that many positive things he took from it.’ So, I’m thrilled he’s here, and it makes it easier to consult and be around him, and hopefully he stays for a while.”

With the Jets offense sputtering the way it does, Schotty may not be having those positive thoughts much longer.