According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Jets also will revamp the offensive coaching staff.
Mort reports that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer could be fired, despite being owed $3.2 million through 2013. Mort suggests that Chargers coach Norv Turner and Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, if either is available, could be pursued.
So what does any of this mean for Ryan, who has in the past week strongly endorsed both Sanchez and Schottenheimer? If Ryan wants to keep Schottenheimer and those above him in the organization want to move on, would Rex draw a line in the sand that could prompt his own ouster? He wouldn’t be the first head coach to leave a team based on a refusal to endorse the firing of an assistant coach.
In the end, Rex may have to choose between voting with his feet or once again eating his words.