Schottenheimer's name surfaces in Buffalo

If the Buffalo Bills won’t be able to get Bill Cowher, maybe they’ll target his mentor.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that former Browns, Chiefs, Redskins, and Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer could land on the list of candidates to coach the Buffalo Bills.

Schottenheimer, who was fired by San Diego in February 2007 following a 14-2 regular season that ended in a first-round playoff loss to the Patriots, has said that he has no plans to coach again.

If he were to return to the game, Schottenheimer surely would need control over the football operation.  He didn’t have it with the Chargers, and Marty repeatedly clashed with G.M. A.J. Smith.

Then again, Marty negotiated full authority over the roster, draft, etc. in Washington, and he was fired after only one year.

Other potential candidates to replace Dick Jauron (and interim coach Perry Fewell) include Florida Tuskers (UFL) coach Jim Haslett and Montreal Alouettes (CFL) coach Marc Trestman.

21 responses to “Schottenheimer's name surfaces in Buffalo

  1. here we go. just throw everybodys name out there and take credit for whichever one sticks! Boo Mort!!! Dont act like Whorio

  2. Schottenheimer to the Redskins…so that he finish what he started there. The Skins haven’t played with any heart since he left.

  3. Yes, but in hindsight, Marty and the Chargers may very well have won that game had the Cheatriots not been able to cheat. (No cameras allowed by the Colts during the AFCC game made a huge difference a week later.)

  4. Ralph brings in Marty as GM. Marty brings in his son Brian from the Jets to be HC. Everyone in Buffalo is happy.

  5. ActionJackson22 says: November 23, 2009 11:34 PM
    “Ralph brings in Marty as GM. Marty brings in his son Brian from the Jets to be HC. Everyone in Buffalo is happy.”
    —————
    Marty’s son isn’t doing a very good job with the Jets at the moment. Sure, the Jets have a rookie QB, but Schottenheimer isn’t exactly putting Sanchez in a position to be successful.
    As for Marty being a GM? That is laughable.
    Is he still collecting a paycheck for sitting on his ass from the Chargers?
    Great gig. Lead the Chargers to the playoffs, have zero playoff wins with the Chargers, get fired, and collect a huge paycheck until the contract runs out.

  6. spyboots says: November 23, 2009 9:49 PM
    “Yes, but in hindsight, Marty and the Chargers may very well have won that game had the Cheatriots not been able to cheat. (No cameras allowed by the Colts during the AFCC game made a huge difference a week later.)”
    Load of crap. I am a Charger fan. I saw the game and there were several reasons why the Chargers lost the game.
    1. The immaturity reeked on that team as it still does today.
    2. Cameron going away from the run in the second half when it was still working.
    3. The Chargers getting a stupid penalty on the field after stupid penalty. Acting like fools, acting as if they had already won when they hadn’t.
    4. Intercepting a ball and not having the intelligence to immediately drop to the ground so it doesn’t get stripped.
    5. Marty’s decision making on the sideline. Marty looking so over the top hyper on the sideline.
    6. The Chargers inability to contain their emotions and play under control.

  7. Marty negotiated full authority over the roster, draft, etc. in Washington, and he was fired after only one year.
    And Gibbs got to that playoff (blowout) with largely the team Schottenheimer put together..they havent sniffed anything since then. Marty bringing in Brian to coach would be good. I get this feeling that Schottenheimer would be better x’s and o’s vs. Belichick than Marty would. Then again Marty was always about defense (and Buffalo was way too light at LB and cover 2 crazy)

  8. Why not Dennis Green? He’s available, has a history of putting a good team on the field and goes to the playoffs almost every year. Of course his playoff record sucks, so you fire him after he gets you to that level and hire someone else to finish the job. The guy has a proven track record of drafting good, players like him, and winning during the regular season. He is available at a good price.

  9. # tatum32 says: November 24, 2009 6:47 AM
    “Marty negotiated full authority over the roster, draft, etc. in Washington, and he was fired after only one year.
    And Gibbs got to that playoff (blowout) with largely the team Schottenheimer put together..they havent sniffed anything since then. Marty bringing in Brian to coach would be good. I get this feeling that Schottenheimer would be better x’s and o’s vs. Belichick than Marty would. Then again Marty was always about defense (and Buffalo was way too light at LB and cover 2 crazy)”
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    Then they could hire Marty’s brother as defensive coordinator. j/k
    I am not a big fan of the relatives thing in the NFL. What happens if Brian doesn’t do a good job as the head coach? Would Marty be able to put family aside and fire him?
    What happens if Marty were to get fired? Would Brian still feel comfortable working for the team?
    The pressures of the sport are tough enough without throwing the complications of family relationships into the middle of it.

  10. Marty told a Buffalo radio station yesterday that he is not interested in coming out of retirement. Bills fans are clamoring for Marty. Hes the best choice for this reclamation project.

  11. Ralph will hire the guy from the Montreal Allouettes, cause that’s where Marv Levy used to coach.
    Makes sense in his world…

  12. Say anything you want about Marty hes a great coach. Marty ball (smart football) will win you alot of games. Just has to take a few more chances down the strech. Chargers are alot better off w/ Norv right? How the Cheifs been doing since hes been gone?

  13. Marty would be a far better hire than another “not yet ready for prime time” Coordinator, like Morris, Haley, Zorn or McDaniels.
    Fortunately Wilson appears to only be talking to experienced former Head Coaches.
    Marty would be a good fit in Buffalo. Like to see it happen.

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