You thought the New York Jets would stay out of the headlines just because their season was over?
First off, as expected Brian Schottenheimer was let go as offensive coordinator. It is being painted as a resignation but common sense here people, the Jets pushed him out the door. This is a move that will be celebrated by 99.9% of Jets fans and was the proper thing to do. The Jets needed new voices and a new philosophy on offense badly, which they will get with Schottenheimer gone, Bill Callahan gone to coach in Dallas, and wide receivers coach Henry Ellard also fired.
Secondly, it sounds like basically a done deal that former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano will becoming the Jets new offensive coordinator. Sparano has an offensive line background and will favor a run heavy style that should please Rex Ryan. However, it is expected that former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley could join the Jets offensive staff as an assistant head coach/passing game coordinator. Haley and Sparano are old friends who have expressed an interest in working together. The combination sounds good on paper, but there is always dangers in having too many voices in the room.
Finally, Manish Mehta dropped this bomb in the Daily News this morning, where unnamed players and sources around the organization rip Mark Sanchez to pieces, basically saying he is coddled by the organization, doesn’t have great practice habits, and that the team should replace him with Peyton Manning if possible. I will go into more detail on this later in the day, but it is always a cowardly move to throw quotes to the media without putting your name behind it. The debate will now rage, who said these things? How much validity is there to them? Can Sanchez really be brought back as a starter?
It will be a busy day Jets fans, stay tuned.