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Jets won’t let Titans interview Bill Callahan

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The franchise originally known as the Titans won’t allow the franchise currently known as the Titans to interview one of its assistant coaches.

John Clayton of ESPN.com reports that the Jets have refused to give the Titans permission to interview offensive line coach Bill Callahan for the vacant offensive coordinator job in Tennessee.

Callahan reportedly is interested in becoming an offensive coordinator again, since it could help him become a head coach again.  But since he’s under contract with the Jets, the Jets can prevent him from taking another job with another team other than the job of head coach, even if it constitutes a promotion.

Some would say it isn’t fair.  Others would say that coaches who want flexibility should sacrifice the security that comes from multi-year deals and ink one-year contracts instead.

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35 Responses to “Jets won’t let Titans interview Bill Callahan”
  1. natelan says: Feb 10, 2011 8:31 PM

    Jets and Titans… Snooze…

  2. jc1958coo says: Feb 10, 2011 8:37 PM

    callahan told the jets he just wanted to put his best foot forward for the job!! they said we need to keep that!!!!!!!!!!

  3. sbs0311 says: Feb 10, 2011 8:55 PM

    Callahan is basically the Jets Run Game Coordinator.

    Brian Schottenheimer has been mentioned often as a potential head coach candidate in the future, and Callahan is the extremely heavy favorite to be the coordinator if/when that happened.

    Obviously the Jets wouldn’t want to lose him.

  4. rectumnearlykilledem says: Feb 10, 2011 9:13 PM

    Same Old Jets.

  5. johnny1979 says: Feb 10, 2011 9:53 PM

    Schottenheimer should have been fired for his play calling at the goal line in the AFC championship game alone. Callahan is a smarter guy and would manage the game better in my opinion. Good O-Line coach / Coordinator, poor head coach.

  6. wiscoboy says: Feb 10, 2011 9:59 PM

    Bears still suck!!!

  7. xsorethumbx says: Feb 10, 2011 10:02 PM

    What a class act of an organization!

  8. tunescribe says: Feb 10, 2011 10:06 PM

    The Green Beans suck.

  9. footballchamp says: Feb 10, 2011 10:07 PM

    Classic Jets! Time for everyone to praise the Jets for this “bold” move. Yawn. If this were the Steelers, Patriots or Colts, everyone would be up in arms.

    But hey, it’s Goodell’s team guys, pay no attention. If anything, it’s now cool to deny coaches opportunities cause the Jets did it!

  10. lbijake says: Feb 10, 2011 10:08 PM

    Now it is apparent that Callahan is the man behind the curtain and Schotty is the puppet on the string.
    E pluribus unum.

  11. garyman1 says: Feb 10, 2011 10:12 PM

    I think it’s fair…. when you sign a multi-year contract for the security, you are giving up that right. That’s what a contract is.

  12. 305phinphan says: Feb 10, 2011 10:27 PM

    Wow how selfish are the Jets? They don’t want any of their current position coaches to succeed with a better job with a different franchise. I hope all future could be coaches take notes and that ruins them for years to come of getting quality coaches to come work for them. I would say I’m shocked by this news but coming from the Jets it doesn’t surprise me, pathetic organization with ignorant fans. Stay true Yets!

  13. cappa662 says: Feb 10, 2011 10:33 PM

    Brian Schottenheimer’s play calling in the AFC playoff game should have gotten him fired. 3 passes from the damn 1 yard line?!?!

  14. lolatvick says: Feb 10, 2011 10:35 PM

    Look, how much will this guy work for the Jets if they tell him he can’t interview? The guy is going to tell them to f-off and leave just like the 1 day HC of the NYJets did when they tried to screw him

    But enough of that, I want to know if Sanchez crossed state lines with a minor so he could have sexual relations with her, that could be a federal offense, maybe even sex trafficing. Jersey and NYC are close, but its still crossing state lines. Has anyone looked into this? From the post – ”
    hooked up” in his New Jersey home last month with a striking 17-year-old Connecticut high-school girl ” Sounds like they may have crossed at least one state border to me

  15. goforthanddie says: Feb 10, 2011 10:43 PM

    “Others would say that coaches who want flexibility should sacrifice the security that comes from multi-year deals and ink one-year contracts instead.”

    Funny how ownership never realizes that argument works with players also.

  16. dezertdweller says: Feb 10, 2011 10:59 PM

    Jets are Scum Beagz…

  17. didiwags says: Feb 11, 2011 12:16 AM

    Well that is the Jets for you!!

  18. lanman11 says: Feb 11, 2011 1:38 AM

    Smell my feet…..

  19. sdb0ltz says: Feb 11, 2011 3:10 AM

    Yeah he is under contract, I kinda agree with that all.. but cmooooon. They man earned the chance to progress up the ladder again, dont hold a man down.

  20. nopuntintended says: Feb 11, 2011 6:05 AM

    Oh this is one of those “You stay classy, New York (Jets)” occurrences for sure.

    Number one is that by denying this guy the right to interview elsewhere for a promotion is going to make him not feel positively about you as an employer. Lower morale = lower production.

    Number two is that you are only denying the interview because you “like this guy” or that he’s good. Bottom line? He knows he was up for the OC job potentially, so unless you’ve giving him your OC position when his contract is up, he’s gone. You’ve now…lost him… because he’s going looking for a vacant OC job….no longer wanting to work for the guy that “held him back.”

    It’s good and great to say “he’s under contract” but owners flip players like playing cards, and cut them like steak.
    Maybe they should be allowed to set conditional guidelines. If we let you interview our O-line coach and sign him to be your OC …. 7th round draft pick if you miss the playoffs, 6th round for wc round, 5th for div, 4th for conference, 3rd for super bowl. (of course the interview w/o signing would get no compensation).

    I can half understand why any team who is feeling greedy wouldn’t want to let a coach talk to another club. Why would you want to give in to: “Please let us interview your assistant, let us sign him! Help us improve our club through the detriment of yours, with nothing in return.”

    Still, “Classy” move, Jets, way to hold the man down.

  21. sbs0311 says: Feb 11, 2011 7:47 AM

    Most of you are utter morons. This happens constantly in the NFL, but the Jets are the only organization lacking class, right?

    Callahan is as integral a part of the Jets coaching staff as either coordinator, which many of you would know if you cared to look into the situation for more than 12 seconds before spewing the trash in this comment section.

  22. huskerguy says: Feb 11, 2011 8:02 AM

    Offensive genious yes… head coach… no.

    Maybe he can threathen to retire like those idiot Bengal players.

  23. shallowfan says: Feb 11, 2011 8:09 AM

    One way to lose some loyalty from a coach…refuse him the chance to interview for a position that he wants that is going to pay him probably double what he is making.

    I agree with above comments that if I was him I would be gone after my contract runs out…as long as someone wanted me that is.

    Now, he could have a behind the scenes deal worked out with the Jets and they are keeping him happy, who knows, but on the surface it’s an unfortunate part of the job.

    Some might say there should be rules that anyone should be able to interview for a promotion, but the reason you can’t is because they can give a coach any title they want to, but that doesn’t mean he is going to get the responsibility…I would bet any team that has a HC that calls the offensive plays and has an OC that OC isn’t organizing that offense, the HC is. So to pull a good position coach from another team all you would have to do is give them a title and no responsibility…which I guess some teams do in the case of GM…anyway, I’m rambling now.

  24. quirtevans says: Feb 11, 2011 8:25 AM

    “Some would say it isn’t fair. Others would say that coaches who want flexibility should sacrifice the security that comes from multi-year deals and ink one-year contracts instead.”

    It’s worse than that. If your contract expires Feb. 10, for example, you have to sign your new one by Feb. 10 … or risk that the team will hire someone else in your place, because they’ll know you aren’t committed to them. But, you can’t interview UNTIL the contract expires. So, basically, in order to take a chance on getting another job, you have to risk losing the one you already have.

    Some would say that isn’t fair.

    The league should step in here. It’s in the league’s interest for assistant coaches to be promoted to coordinator. The league shouldn’t let teams bar assistant coaches from interviewing for coordinator jobs, any more than it allows teams to bar assistants or coordinators from interviewing for head coaching positions.

  25. drunkendegenerate says: Feb 11, 2011 8:31 AM

    305phinphan says:
    Feb 10, 2011 10:27 PM

    Wow how selfish are the Jets? They don’t want any of their current position coaches to succeed with a better job with a different franchise. I hope all future could be coaches take notes and that ruins them for years to come of getting quality coaches to come work for them. I would say I’m shocked by this news but coming from the Jets it doesn’t surprise me, pathetic organization with ignorant fans. Stay true Yets!
    ___________________________________

    HAHAHA! The Dolphins SUCK. Sparano celebrates field goals like he just won the Super Bowl. STFU.

  26. mensamember says: Feb 11, 2011 8:35 AM

    No story here, happens all the time. He’ll get his chance next year when the Jets fire Schotty. Too predictable play calling from him.

  27. ny82jy says: Feb 11, 2011 8:56 AM

    Shotty will be gone after next season. Thats why Callahan isnt goin anywhere people. He will be the new OC. The jets arent selfish retards they are planning for the future. Get a clue haters.

  28. deepbacksidedig says: Feb 11, 2011 9:16 AM

    footballchamp says:
    Feb 10, 2011 10:07 PM

    Classic Jets! Time for everyone to praise the Jets for this “bold” move. Yawn. If this were the Steelers, Patriots or Colts, everyone would be up in arms.
    *************
    Belichick helps the guys get into jobs. It is actually a big deal with him, his Dad was a scout (wrote The Book on it).
    BB of course moved around, he gets that aspect of it, respects that they want to move up.

    This is a list I had grabbed somewhere from the beginning of the season, it is incomplete.
    As far as I know, 6 are all new jobs next year.
    *********
    Denver HC Josh McDaniels
    Chiefs GM Scott Pioli
    Chiefs DC Romeo Crennel
    Chiefs OC Charlie Weis
    browns: HC mangini
    …OC Brian Daboll
    …DC Rob Ryan
    Carolina OC Jeff Davidson
    Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff

  29. commoncents says: Feb 11, 2011 9:36 AM

    Is there another team in the league who would refuse a coach the right to better themselves?? Nope, just the Jests.

  30. theclaymaker says: Feb 11, 2011 9:54 AM

    How could any team want this scumbag that has ruined teams at both the professional and collegiate level already?

  31. deepbacksidedig says: Feb 11, 2011 9:54 AM

    ny82jy says:
    Feb 11, 2011 8:56 AM

    Shotty will be gone after next season. Thats why Callahan isnt goin anywhere people. He will be the new OC. The jets arent selfish retards they are planning for the future. Get a clue haters.
    *****************
    Shoddy gone? After next year? Why?
    The Jets need another year to decide if he stinks?

    Oh, but I’ll buy it, because of your persuasive use of “retard”, and I sure do fear being called a Hater.

    People dislike you, but not because they are Haters.
    It is because you are so relentlessly vile.

  32. drunkendegenerate says: Feb 11, 2011 12:34 PM

    It’s funny. IDK who some of you people think you are. Really tough and opinionated behind your keyboards. Worthless.

  33. ballsdeep24 says: Feb 11, 2011 3:17 PM

    Its pretty funny reading Dolphins fans talking about how an organization treats their coach… Harbaugh is going to be awesome this yea…. oh, wait.

  34. robsterny says: Feb 12, 2011 9:44 AM

    @ lolatvick;

    The age of legal consent in NY and NJ is 17,in Conneticut its 16, She was 17, What else to you HAVE to know?….The rest is none of your buisness!

  35. robsterny says: Feb 12, 2011 9:49 AM

    @ commoncents:

    This kind of thing with coaches happens throughout the league MORON!!…You only focus on the Jets because you like to hate them,and you have nothing else to do anyway.

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