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Sources: Marty Mornhinweg to be Next Jets Offensive Coordinator

By Alan Schechter

Nov 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid (right) and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg (left) along the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 38-23. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Have the Jets killed two birds in a day? Sources are saying they might have done just that.

Reports have come out over the last hour that the Jets have found their offensive coordinator, and it is Marty Mornhinweg.

Most recently, Mornhinweg was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator under Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles, elevated to that position in 2004. His offenses have set team records at various times during his Philly tenure, and he has done an excellent job in developing quarterbacks, which is a need of this football team as we all know. He also was the offensive coordnator with the 49ers from 1997-2000, and was an offensive assistant with the Packers in 1995-1996.

Sources close to the team are confirming the hire at this time. Marty Mornhinweg is the official replacement to Tony Sparano. This is an exciting hire, and clearly marks an end to the “Ground and Pound” era of years gone by.

I don’t think too many of us are going to miss it.