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Jets extended Brian Schottenheimer during the offseason

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Several members of the Jets organization have become whipping boys for the team’s fans during the first 10 games of the season, but few have generated as much ire as offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

He’s had remarkable staying power in New York, remaining with the team after Eric Mangini was fired in 2008 and sticking through several seasons when he’s been criticized heavily for his game plans and the lack of progress shown by quarterback Mark Sanchez. In a home loss to the Dolphins late last season, chants of “Fire Schotty” could be heard in the Meadowlands.

This cat still has some more lives left, however. Schottenheimer’s future, or desired lack of one, has been widely discussed over the last two weeks, but he’s got something on his side. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the team quietly extended his contract through 2012 during the offseason. Roderick Boone of Newsday is hearing the same thing and he also reports that defensive coordinator Mike Pettine received the same deal.

The extension doesn’t guarantee Schottenheimer’s return next season. Should the Jets miss the playoffs because the offense continues to sputter, the calls for his head will only get louder. Rex Ryan isn’t going anywhere, so the need for a scapegoat could still lead to Schottenheimer’s ouster. Given how long he’s outrun the axe, though, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Schottenheimer back on the sideline again next season no matter what happens the rest of the way.

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33 Responses to “Jets extended Brian Schottenheimer during the offseason”
  1. greendreams6 says: Nov 25, 2011 3:51 PM

    Oh noez! Another year of that pathetic conservative offense. Shottenheimer is the main reason Sanchez is failing.

  2. backindasaddle says: Nov 25, 2011 3:57 PM

    Schottsy is buddies with Rexy and Tannanbum. It’s all buddy/buddy/lovey/lovey with these guys. The only way Schottsy is ousted is if the owner applies the pressure. On another note, it’s never easy being an OC when the QB himself sucks.

  3. promin1 says: Nov 25, 2011 4:02 PM

    Love all the excuses being made for Sanchez. Ever think he might just suck?

  4. 6ball says: Nov 25, 2011 4:03 PM

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    I cannot recall a team’s fan base clamoring for an extension of an offensive coordinator’s contract like the Jets fans have for Schottenheimer. It’s like a love fest in the city.

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  5. KIR says: Nov 25, 2011 4:03 PM

    If you are a jets fan consider yourself lucky. Your QB is average and is overpaid (Mark Sanchez – 2011 Salary $17,250,000 ouch!) However, a team with a great defense and great running game is just as likely to get you to the Super Bowl as a team with a Franchise QB. The formula in N.Y. has worked in other cities with a good or average QB. Stop getting emotional and look at the PRODUTION and FACTS!

    In the last 12 years there are only 6 current Quarterbacks who have consistently carried their teams year in and year out and went to the Super Bowl.
    Kurt Warner
    Peyton Manning
    Drew Brees
    Ben Rothlisburger
    Aaron Rodgers
    Phillip Rivers

    That’s it, 6! And, some of those teams also had the best defenses in the NFL. All the rest of these “Great hope take us to the Super Bowl” Quarterbacks over the last 12 years are one hit wonders or wet dreams. Unless you have one of those 5 (Warner’s retired), you have just as much of a chance of getting to the Super Bowl AND winning consistently year in and year out with a good/great running back and a great defense. Think not? Here are the recent teams that reached the Super Bowl AND consistently reached the playoffs and won year in and year out over the last 12 years. FACT!

    XXXIV – 1/30/00 Steve McNair, Tennessee Titans
    XXXV – 1/28/01 Trent Dilfer, Baltimore Ravens
    XXXV – 1/28/01 Kerry Collins, New York Giants
    XXXVII – 1/26/03 Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay Bucs
    XXXVIII – 2/1/04 Jake Delhomme, Carolina Panthers
    XXXVIX – 2/6/05 Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia
    XL – 2/5/06 Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle
    XLI – 2/4/07 Rex Grossman, Chicago Bears
    XLII – 2/3/08 Eli Manning, New York Giants

    Everyone wants the pretty girl (ie great franchise QB that’s going to carry the team for the next 10 years) but that’s just not how life works.

  6. xsorethumbx says: Nov 25, 2011 4:09 PM

    viva la Ground and Punt

  7. trbowman says: Nov 25, 2011 4:09 PM

    “Oh noez! Another year of that pathetic conservative offense. Shottenheimer is the main reason Sanchez is failing.”

    No, Sanchez is just terrible

  8. sbxxix says: Nov 25, 2011 4:10 PM

    Who cares. The Jets are like roaches. No one wants to see or hear of them

  9. trollaikman8 says: Nov 25, 2011 4:15 PM

    Bill Walsh couldn’t fix what’s inherently wrong with Sanchez.

  10. drgfri says: Nov 25, 2011 4:19 PM

    The guy must give killer foot rubs to have pulled off such a feat….. He’s terrible at his day job!

  11. linemoose1 says: Nov 25, 2011 4:25 PM

    Exactly what. Is wrong with this team….schottenhiemer blows so does tannenbaum…

  12. j0esixpack says: Nov 25, 2011 4:58 PM

    Rex Ryan isn’t going anywhere?

    Why not? Two out of his three seasons has produced a thoroughly mediocre team. His first season he was effectively 8-8 backing into the playoffs when the Colts lacked the balls to go for 19-0 pulled their starters and gave a Suck for Luck preview.

    Unless he can sign enough football players stupid enough to believe his third consecutive Super Bown “guarantee” he’s lost all credibility among his players and the entire NFL

  13. joerevs300 says: Nov 25, 2011 4:58 PM

    You’ve got an offensive line that’s been spotty, a running game that sputters and a QB who is inconsistent and that’s putting it nicely.

    Not all of that is on the OC.

  14. parkerfly says: Nov 25, 2011 5:01 PM

    “Oh noez! Another year of that pathetic conservative offense. Shottenheimer is the main reason Sanchez is failing.”

    Yeah I’m sure you’ve sat and broken down game film to varify that and aren’t just saying stuff.
    Fact is Sanchez just sucks (his nutswingers are becoming harder to find finally), and he is the main reason the offense sucks. Gotta keep the reigns on because he can’t handle a wide open offense.

  15. dontrunfromme says: Nov 25, 2011 5:16 PM

    Marty ball ball is boring. It will never cut in the post season. It’s a family tradition.

  16. littlejohn4life says: Nov 25, 2011 5:24 PM

    “In the last 12 years there are only 6 current Quarterbacks who have consistently carried their teams year in and year out and went to the Super Bowl.
    Kurt Warner
    Peyton Manning
    Drew Brees
    Ben Rothlisburger
    Aaron Rodgers
    Phillip Rivers”

    …….Tom Brady not mentioned but Phillip Rivers is…….really?

    Kurt Warner….you don’t want to add Aikman to the list?

  17. maxvv says: Nov 25, 2011 5:25 PM

    Sanchez sucks. No, Schotty sucks.

    Come on guys, they BOTH suck.

  18. KIR says: Nov 25, 2011 6:29 PM

    Oops, I mixed up Brady and Rivers. Aikman hasn’t won since 96 which is 15 years ago. I only went back 12 years.

    Brady (four)
    Peyton (twice)
    Rothelisburger (twice)
    Warner (twice) (Cardinals/Rams)

    There are 32 teams. Since Super Bowl 05 over the last 11 years only 6 franchise QB’s have been in Super Bowls. That’s ONLY SIX OUT OF 32 TEAMS PEOPLE! Which means the other 26 teams had to reach the Super Bowl with a run game and defense or keep dreaming of great QB from never never land. Since 05 10 teams have reached the Super Bowl without this great franchise QB. Which is 4 more than teams with franchise QB’s. Just giving a different perspective.

  19. jetsjetsjetsjets627 says: Nov 25, 2011 6:48 PM

    This guy needs to go!! Has for a while now.

  20. littlejohn4life says: Nov 25, 2011 7:11 PM

    ” Since Super Bowl 05 over the last 11 years only 6 franchise QB’s have been in Super Bowls.”

    Has it been 11 years since super bowl 05…..time flies

  21. clbrett06 says: Nov 25, 2011 8:25 PM

    @ KIR: all that work…. And no one likes it. Ouch

  22. KIR says: Nov 25, 2011 8:38 PM

    Sorry need to proof better. Ok, Super Bowl 2000. 11 years only 6 franchise QB’s have been in Super Bowls. That you can’t dispute.

  23. Soulman45 says: Nov 25, 2011 8:53 PM

    The Jets are doing O’K they are playing for next year, this season is over the Pats seen to that.

  24. newyorkfootballjets says: Nov 25, 2011 9:02 PM

    Shotty needs to have different plays with the same package( like the pats) its kinda hard for sanchez to succeed when everyones knows what the play call is. When i see the package i already have the play read. Shotty makes it way too easy for defenses.

  25. nightwalker43 says: Nov 25, 2011 10:01 PM

    I have an idea for a scapegoat: The names Sanchez, Mark Sanchez. GQ wannabe model (poor rip-off of Broadway Joe) and potentially future ex-jet QB.

  26. turdfurgerson68 says: Nov 25, 2011 10:08 PM

    SCHOTTY MUST STAY??? SCHOTTY MUST STAY???

    Oh those silly NY Jets; will they ever learn? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. moneymike23 says: Nov 25, 2011 10:19 PM

    Sanchez is bust and its about time you Jets fans realized it.

  28. mangoldbond says: Nov 25, 2011 10:32 PM

    It’s callahan time….run the ball to set up play action (FOR DEEP BALLS NOT FIVE YARD TEASES!)

  29. dynaco says: Nov 25, 2011 10:48 PM

    I can’t understand why so many Jet haters go out of their way to read Jet articles and make posts. Either they have no life whatsoever or they just might be closet Jet fans that are afraid to come out.

    There are a few teams out there i hate. And you know what, i simply don’t read their articles cause i could care less about them. Why should i waste my time on a team i don’t care about? I’d have to be a pathetic looser!!!

  30. PCa Survivor says: Nov 25, 2011 10:58 PM

    @Kir – Maybe third time’s a charm to spell Ben’s name correctly — it’s Roethlisberger. And he has been to three Super Bowls, not two (has won twice)

  31. jerruhjones21 says: Nov 25, 2011 11:25 PM

    KIR says:
    Nov 25, 2011 8:38 PM
    Sorry need to proof better. Ok, Super Bowl 2000. 11 years only 6 franchise QB’s have been in Super Bowls. That you can’t dispute.

    ——————————

    What can’t be disputed is that you are doing a terrible job of trying to justify being a sack-licking Jets fan…

    I pray to Tebow’s imaginary friend that the job you have doesn’t involve logical thought or numeric analysis…

  32. johnnyb14z3 says: Nov 26, 2011 8:44 AM

    what people forget is schotty also sucked with Favre.

  33. ampats says: Nov 26, 2011 9:16 AM

    kir,

    do yourself a favor and stop posting,you are embarrassment to football fans.

    J ust
    E nd
    T he
    S eason

    Happy 43rd

    I am in NY presently and am not seeing alot of jets “fans/colors” . But then again they are the red headed stepchild franchise in NY and always will be!

    PS Best deli food in the USA!

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