One of the first questions Rex Ryan would face once he’s formally announced as the Jets head coach has reportedly been answered. Sportsnet New York is reporting that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will stay with the team.
Late last week, reports surfaced that Schottenheimer wanted out of New York if he didn’t get the head coaching job. The reality, however, was that he was contractually obligated to remain with the Jets until they told him his services were no longer needed.
The Jets finished ninth in the NFL in scoring in 2008 and 16th in total yards. They mustered just 20 points in the season’s final two games, however, and the losses to Seattle and Miami erased any chance they had of playing playoff football.