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Brian Schottenheimer: If you’re a coach, you’re going to get fired

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Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer knows there are reports that he’s in line to get fired at the end of a disappointing season. But he says he’s not worried about that.

“I’ve been fired before,” Schottenheimer said, in comments distributed by the team. “If you get into this profession, you’re going to get fired. The guys that sit there and worry about it are generally the guys that end up getting fired, because they are sitting there worried about it.”

Schottenheimer noted that his father, Marty Schottenheimer, was fired by the Chargers after a 14-2 season, so he’s well aware that every coach’s job is always on the line. But he doesn’t think about that during the season.

“You don’t have time to worry about it,” Schottenheimer said. “It’s out of my control. I’m an excellent football coach.”

And he may be an out of work coach in a few days.

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  1. joetoronto says: Dec 30, 2011 7:48 AM

    “You don’t have time to worry about it,” Schottenheimer said. “It’s out of my control. I’m an excellent football coach.”

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    This guy is as stubborn and delusional as his dad.

  2. keepitsimplestoopid says: Dec 30, 2011 7:57 AM

    “If you get into this profession, you’re going to get fired. The guys that sit there and worry about it are generally the guys that end up getting fired, because they are sitting there worried about it.”

    So, he’s going to get fired, he knows it, and he’s worrying about it. Got it.

  3. pastabelly says: Dec 30, 2011 7:58 AM

    Brady makes O’Brien look good and Sanchez makes Schottenheimer look bad. Funny how that works.

  4. conseannery says: Dec 30, 2011 8:03 AM

    I feel for him somewhat. Though his playcalling can sometimes be suspect, it’s not like that offense is exactly loaded.

  5. jpb12 says: Dec 30, 2011 8:04 AM

    He’s going to Miami. They love to fire coaches and shop for new ones.

  6. jamesx27 says: Dec 30, 2011 8:12 AM

    Can’t wait to hear Sam Francisco call in about it everyday on PFT Live. Oh wait, he doesn’t coach for the 9’ers. But I’m sure we’ll have to listen to Sam Francisco again at least twice this week.

  7. BurkieInBoston says: Dec 30, 2011 8:14 AM

    I’m an excellent driver.

  8. crunchyclam says: Dec 30, 2011 8:15 AM

    I hope this bum gets canned.

  9. habsman says: Dec 30, 2011 8:27 AM

    Yep, its all Schottenheimer’s fault. Just fire him and all your problems are solved.

  10. waltdawg says: Dec 30, 2011 8:31 AM

    Correction….”If you are a Schottenheimer, then you are going to be fired”

  11. austrianpanther says: Dec 30, 2011 8:55 AM

    “I’m an excellent football coach.”

    That has to be the most funniest, hilarious statement ever!!! Maybe in his eyes but certainly not in others!!

  12. crunchyclam says: Dec 30, 2011 8:56 AM

    habsman says:
    Dec 30, 2011 8:27 AM
    Yep, its all Schottenheimer’s fault. Just fire him and all your problems are solved.
    —————————————————–

    Solves one of them.

  13. commonsensedude says: Dec 30, 2011 8:56 AM

    We’ll take him!!

    Signed,
    Washington Redskins Fans

  14. tropicpurple says: Dec 30, 2011 9:25 AM

    Brian, could you please give Frazier a call?

  15. khuxford says: Dec 30, 2011 9:25 AM

    @conseannery: sometimes suspect? clearly you don’t see many of the Jets games.

  16. waldoampere says: Dec 30, 2011 9:27 AM

    Let’s be fair, he actually might be an excellent football coach it’s just that he can’t call plays, game plan, or make in-game adjustments. OK, wait, maybe he’s not an excellent football coach.

  17. shaner329 says: Dec 30, 2011 9:28 AM

    Considering the fact that he under-utilizes three great RBs and calls 50+ passing plays to one of the most horrendous QBs in the league, yeah he should be fired.

  18. austrianpanther says: Dec 30, 2011 9:36 AM

    Please post a Tim Tebow report. I am having Tebow-withdrawl symptons and I urgently need a “fix”!!!

    Bless you!

  19. richm2256 says: Dec 30, 2011 9:43 AM

    I can’t say whether the guy is an idiot, or is saddled with a very limited quarterback, or both; I can only say that Mark Sanchez is clearly not helping Schottenheimer’s reputation.

    The Yets organization has failed to live up to Rex Ryan’s “Super Bowl Champs” prediction three years running, and now will likely miss the playoffs entirely…….. they need a “fall guy” and it’s not going to be Ryan or Sanchez because they’re both difficult positions to fill.

    The writing is on the wall, “Schotty” …… somebody HAS to go.

  20. davidjcu says: Dec 30, 2011 9:43 AM

    Couldn’t make it work with check down Sanchez and his amazing intangibles and skill set. This guy is pathetic. Worst coordinator ever

  21. charliework says: Dec 30, 2011 9:44 AM

    “I’m an excellent football coach.”
    ————————————————

    “I’m an even better comedian.”

  22. grilledjesus says: Dec 30, 2011 9:46 AM

    shaner329 says:
    Dec 30, 2011 9:28 AM
    Considering the fact that he under-utilizes three great RBs
    ————————————————
    Say what? He has a has been, a never was, and a who the hell are you for RBs.

    If Joe McKnight is “great” then Danny Woodhead is the second coming of Sweetness.

  23. Stiller43 says: Dec 30, 2011 9:53 AM

    Shaner329,

    Great running backs? Tomlinson is 4 years past his lrime and green and mcknight have done exactly 0 in the league…

    Not arguing the play calling stinks, but lets slow it down here with the 3 great back statement.

  24. ampats says: Dec 30, 2011 9:55 AM

    Seems to me over the past two seasons many jet fans blame Schotty for the jets poor performances.

    My question is when Schottenheimer puts his game plan together what does Rex as a HC have to do with them?

    Maybe Rex doesn’t get a chance to see them as he is busy having a snack ?

    2 more days until the planning for the 44th anniversary begins and the rebuiding begins AGAIN.

    How are those predictions working out for gang green? HAHAHAAHA

  25. mksnpcola says: Dec 30, 2011 10:03 AM

    “I’m an excellent Coach”, “sometimes, the Head Coach lets me Coach the team all the way down the driveway”

  26. madisonave99 says: Dec 30, 2011 10:21 AM

    Please get rid of Schottenheimer. They kid gloves they’ve treated Sanchez with have been ridiculous, and when they don’t they’re have him throw it 59 timed like last week. Schottenheimer has no idea how to cater to his QB’s strengths

  27. mancave001 says: Dec 30, 2011 10:24 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Dec 30, 2011 7:48 AM
    “You don’t have time to worry about it,” Schottenheimer said. “It’s out of my control. I’m an excellent football coach.”

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    This guy is as stubborn and delusional as his dad.
    ———————————-

    Except his Dad doesn’t suck at his job.

  28. RexCanCoach says: Dec 30, 2011 10:31 AM

    Once the Jets fire Shotty, it will take about 3 games into the new regime for everyone to realize that Sanchez is the problem, not Shotty.

    @ ampats – how did last year’s playoff loss feel after a stellar season. Who did the Pat’s lose to….hmmm let’s see. Oh yes, why it was Rex and the Jets!!!!

    Best part is that Bellichick has everyone in MA convinced that he is still a great coach.

  29. shaner329 says: Dec 30, 2011 10:36 AM

    Seriously?

    Shonn Greene’s stats are a product of some of the worst play calling in football and injuries. If you watch him play, the dude can find the hole and break a tackle or two.

    I’ll admit LT is past his prime, but you can’t take away how valuable he is as a change of pace back. He’s lost some of his speed, but he’s still one of the smarter RBs still in the league. I bet you think that Pierre Thomas is an awful RB as well based on his stats.

    The one game Joe McKnight started he definitely showed some promise. The dude is quick and he’s still really young. Given the opportunity, his speed could turn him into a really great RB.

  30. malvord13 says: Dec 30, 2011 10:47 AM

    Let’s hope, I have my fingers crossed.. His father could not win the big game and Brian can’t either.

  31. elroyjetsson says: Dec 30, 2011 10:57 AM

    Why give McKnight carries when you can run reverses to Santonio that lose yardage and kill drives? A Magic 8 ball with “Run” or “Pass” in it would have gotten us to 11-5

  32. larry321 says: Dec 30, 2011 11:29 AM

    Why not run the wildcat with Shonn Greene and Sanchez lined up wide right, have Greene take the snap and run it up the middle for 3 yards? Fools ‘em every single time. Then Rex and Schotty can pat themselves on the back for their “creativity”. Ran the wildcat 7 times vs Washington for a total of 26 yards and from the post game press conference you would think they re-invented the game of footaball.

  33. khuxford says: Dec 30, 2011 11:29 AM

    “madisonave99 says:
    Dec 30, 2011 10:21 AM
    Please get rid of Schottenheimer. They kid gloves they’ve treated Sanchez with have been ridiculous, and when they don’t they’re have him throw it 59 timed like last week. Schottenheimer has no idea how to cater to his QB’s strengths”

    This, THIS, A THOUSAND TIMES THIS!

    Not only that, but one of his position coaches is failing miserably. Either Sanchez is often messing up what the called route is or the WRs are (Santonio and Kerley). Given it is “undisciplined route runner” Holmes and a rook, I’m thinking it’s the WR coach.

  34. ampats says: Dec 30, 2011 12:16 PM

    RexCanCoach,

    When last season began I felt it was the jets time to win the division since 2009 &2010 were rebuilding years. I was not surprised when the Pats lost in 2009 to the Ravens as I didn’t expect much. Last year was disappointing after a great regular season but it is comical that the only thing ther jets fans can boast about is beating the Patriots in the divisional playoffs or getting to the AFC Championship game only to lose both times.

    But that won’t be a problem this year for jets fans as starting next week all the jets players, coaches and fans will be watching the playoffs at home.Lots of time for Rex’s snacks.

    At least it will give the jets a head start on planning the 44th anniversary of futility. Jets fans should watch all the bowl games to see who might be the best QB to draft in April so Sanchez can go do what he was meant to do in the NFL, HOLD A CLIPBOARD !!

    Maybe next year Rex might want to start by guaranteeing the team will finish over 500.

  35. mystereo says: Dec 31, 2011 3:53 AM

    It would be quite ironic if Brian Schottenheimer is replaced as OC with Norv Turner who replaced his father as HC of the Chargers. Yes, it could happen.

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