REPORT: SCHWARTZ WANTS BATES OR SCHOTTENHEIMER TO RUN OFFENSE

Now that Jim Schwartz is the new coach of the Detroit Lions, he’ll have to lure assistant coaches to a franchise that has won one playoff game since Dwight D. Eisenhower was running the country.
At the top of his list on the offensive side of the ball, per Chris Mortensen of ESPN, are Broncos quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates and Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Mort reports that Bates signed a three-year extension with the Broncos after coach Mike Shanahan was fired.  However, the Broncos recently gave Bates permission to interview with the Raiders for a position on the team’s coaching staff; if the Broncos would let Bates jump to their arch-rivals in Oakland, the Broncos surely would let Bates go to Detroit.
As to Schottenheimer, Mort says that the holdover from Eric Mangini’s staff might ask out of his contract, if he isn’t hired to be Mangini’s replacement.  But Mortensens also says that the Jets prefer to keep the offensive staff in place, if the team eventually hires Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan or Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.