Sunday’s meltdown in Miami hasn’t changed how the Jets feel about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan both said Monday they expect Schottenheimer back with the team next year, barring Schottenheimer getting a head coaching job somewhere.
“We know he’s an outstanding coach,” Ryan said.
The Jets confirmed that Schottenheimer will interview in Jacksonville. But they were resolute that he will stay with the team.
It seems that Santonio Holmes isn’t the biggest fan of Schottenheimer. Ryan supported how Schottenheimer handled benching Holmes Sunday, but also said that Holmes should be back with the team. Florio reported earlier Monday how Holmes’ contract makes him almost impossible to coach.
Holmes was chewed out by his teammates on Sunday before he was benched. After the team, teammates said that Holmes “quit” on the team and he was a “cancer.” Holmes apparently got into it with Mark Sanchez at a meeting the quarterback called last week.
“He went back and forth with Mark at the meeting,” one source told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “He was saying stuff like, ‘What am I even here for?’ Then he blew off Mark by not even showing up the next day.”
Ryan supported how Schotteheimer benched Holmes on Sunday. One of our predictions from Sunday was right: Santonio Holmes won’t be a captain next year.
Ryan, who has eschewed having captains in the past, said that he won’t have captains again next year.