Brian Schottenheimer: Offensive Coordinator Decides to Part Ways with Jets
A humbling season has taken yet another sour turn as Brian Schottenheimer has decided to leave his post as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.
The news came from ESPN's Chris Mortensen, who tweeted that Schottenheimer had seen quite enough after a horrendous season in which the alleged Super Bowl contenders fell flat once again.
Mortensen then went on to tweet that the Jets may not be without options.
Schottenheimer leaves a Jets team that failed to make good on the incessant Super Bowl promises of head coach Rex Ryan. That, of course, was the best part of this team built on hype and defense.
The rest was left up to Schottenheimer, who did well with what he was given. The Jets have always been a formidable offense despite questions that lie with Mark Sanchez as an elite Super Bowl type quarterback.
The Jets coordinator had nothing but nice things to say as he left the organization. Via the New York Daily News:
I am very proud of what we have accomplished in the six years I have been here. I am grateful for the relationships that I have with our players and coaches and appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into our success. My family and I would like to thank Rex Ryan and the entire Jets organization and wish them continued success. I look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
While the Jets made it no secret that they wanted their OC back, this may have been the best move for all interested parties.
There were just too many questions and issues raised on the offensive direction this team was going. Schottenheimer, meanwhile, will no doubt make a fine addition to another team shortly.
The Jets, as it were, have a couple of options. As Mortensen states, Tony Sparano would make a fine coordinator. ESPN's James Walker likes to think that recently fired Raiders head coach Hue Jackson could fit the bill as well.
One thing is certain: A season with that much tumult was bound to involve some turnover at the end of a rough season.
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