Schottenheimer Out: Turmoil in Jets Locker Room Continues
January 11, 2012 Leave a Comment
Well Jets fans, our prayers have been answered.
At 11pm on January 10th, Brian Schottenheimer informed the Jets he would not return for the 2012 campaign.
When I heard of this news, I literally hugged a fellow Jet fan and thanked God Schotty was not coming back.
Where do the Jets go from here?
The new offensive coordinator is former Dolphins Head Coach, Tony Sparano. I like the move, Sparano brings energy and discipline to a team that badly needs it from the offensive side of the ball. Also, it never hurts taking a divisional rival’s head coach, so I like the thinking from Rex’s point of view.
Offensive Line and Assistant Head Coach Bill Callahan is not returning, he has accepted an offer from the Cowboys as the Offensive Line Coach.
Wide Receivers Coach Henry Ellard is also out.
So on the offensive side of the coaching staff we have two vacant positions.
League sources say Todd Haley is interviewing for both of the vacant positions.
I can also see the Jets landing Todd Haley as a Wide Receivers coach/Assistant Head Coach. Haley, also an offensive mind can help improve the Jets 25th ranked offense.
Haley, however, is the complete opposite of Rex, he is a strict disciplinarian and it can be hard to mesh these personalities. In addition, do you think players such as Santonio Holmes will respect the new coaching changes?
I hope so.
In my opinion this could be the most important season in the franchise’s history. I have never seen a team in such turmoil, everyday someone else comes out with an opinion on either Rex or Sanchez. I am not saying they do not deserve to be criticized, but when it comes from within, it is a MUCH different criticism.
If you’re going to say something, PUT YOUR NAME OUT WITH YOUR STATEMENT.
I am disgusted as a fan to see these reports of “anonymous” players calling out Sanchez and the Jet Organization. The only player that had the courage to actually say something and put his name out was 3rd-String quarterback Greg McElroy.
All of this back-talking only makes the Jet locker room look even worse than what people thought. Now I understand why this team failed, a lack of character. Things always go wrong in Football, it is how you respond that makes you better and shows a true medal of the team.
With the addition of Sparano and hopefully Haley, it will bring respectability to the Jets offensive coaching staff and a fresh start for the Jets Offense. Both coaches bring discipline and character to a team that desperately needs it.