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Brian Schottenheimer could join the Rams

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Jeff Fisher recently gave the Dolphins and their fans the proverbial finger.  Nick Saban once gave the Dolphins and their fans the proverbial finger.  Now, the two men could be engaging in a tug of war for the coach who recently was let go by a man who in 2010 actually gave Dolphins fans the finger.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Fisher is interested in hiring former Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.  On Friday, Schottenheimer interviewed with Saban for the offensive coordinator position in Alabama.

Fisher’s contract still hasn’t been finalized.  With an agreement in principle already in place, Fisher has received authorization to begin putting together his staff.

In St. Louis, Schottenheimer would be responsible for getting quarterback Sam Bradford to play more like he did as a rookie under Pat Shurmur than Bradford played in his second season, under Josh McDaniels.

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40 Responses to “Brian Schottenheimer could join the Rams”
  1. mcjon22 says: Jan 14, 2012 3:54 PM

    Yeah great move, because he did such an excellent job devolving Mark Sanchez

  2. mcjon22 says: Jan 14, 2012 3:54 PM

    Develop not devolving, stupid iPhone

  3. dallasholeinroofcowboys says: Jan 14, 2012 3:56 PM

    Don’t you know if you want to resurrect something you need to add Ted McGinley???

  4. joecb91 says: Jan 14, 2012 3:57 PM

    So he can ruin Bradford too?

  5. bhenryman says: Jan 14, 2012 3:57 PM

    hahaha as a jets fan i hope u rams fans dont get him for ur sake, unless of coarse u slants every passing down…

  6. cliverush says: Jan 14, 2012 3:59 PM

    Another cheap shot at McDaniel. Wow, you guys like a couple of catty women. See what being around all the fem males at NBC has done to you. Remember the Steelers lost.

  7. nyyjetsknicks says: Jan 14, 2012 3:59 PM

    Well so much for Sam Bradford’s career…

  8. coolhand5930 says: Jan 14, 2012 4:01 PM

    How can you even compare Fisher to Saban, let alone insinuate Fisher gave Dolphins’ fans the proverbial finger?

    Fisher was a free agent, with no attachments to the Dolphins whatsoever – aside from what the media speculated. He chose a different partner, while under his own independence.

    Saban was a Dolphin, repeatedly told the media and fans that he would not go back to the college ranks, then proceeded to leave the Dolphins to go back to the college ranks.

    This is a sensational stretch to compare the two, even for this site.

  9. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 14, 2012 4:01 PM

    Given enough chances, he might someday evolve into a decent coach.

    It may take a few decades…

  10. nflwatcher says: Jan 14, 2012 4:01 PM

    Just proves no one blames him for failing with a no talent QB like Sanchez.

  11. norcalmafia says: Jan 14, 2012 4:02 PM

    As a Niner fan I say great hire!

  12. yettyskills says: Jan 14, 2012 4:02 PM

    Schotty ran Martyball for the Jets REALLY well, then all the Jets fans and media cried for him to open it up and let Mark throw it around.

    So they signed class guys like Braylon Edwards, and all his skills.

    And another classy guy in Plaxico, To team up with Mr.Classy himself and team favorite Holmes.

    And told Schottenheimer to make it all work with Mark Sanchez.

    Brian was doing GREAT in New York until REX and TANNENBAUM wanted him to change from what was working.

    This is a good hire for the Rams. Jackson is going to get a ton of carries and THAT”S the best way of developing Bradford.

    Thumbs down my EXACT reality of what happened to Schottenheimer.

  13. brettboatright says: Jan 14, 2012 4:05 PM

    The Jets offense, and particularly the play of a young quarterback, seemed to be one of the areas of constant criticism during his tenure in NY.

    Not certain why hiring BS would be a positive move for the Rams and Bradford.

    I’m calling for the return of “The Martz”!

  14. carmelaanthonysoprano says: Jan 14, 2012 4:07 PM

    Schottenheimer will end up taking a head coaching job in Div 1-A football or a job with his father.

    His uselessness is intense and he is the poster boy for NFL nepotism.

  15. promin1 says: Jan 14, 2012 4:07 PM

    It wasn’t Shotty’s fault Scamchez doesn’t have the intelligence to play the QB position.

  16. how887 says: Jan 14, 2012 4:08 PM

    Go to Bama. Easy track to college head coach.

  17. kelvinmchale says: Jan 14, 2012 4:09 PM

    Brian Schottenheimer is a tool.

  18. leftcoastnative says: Jan 14, 2012 4:10 PM

    PLEASE don’t do the disservice to Sam. He already had a horrible year with Josh McDaniels. Why have Schottzie come in and turn him into a bigger disaster like he did Sanchez?

  19. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 14, 2012 4:10 PM

    How does this chump continue to get job opportunities? Oh yeah, his last name is Schottenheimer.

    He couldn’t get results out of Favre, Pennington, Brees, or Sanchez, he calls his plays as if he thinks he’s being sneaky or something, as if a draw to Tomlinson on 3rd and long is going to work. He tries to surprise other defenses by doing exactly the opposite of what they expect, which is to say he would rather force a player to do something he is terrible at simply because it’s incredibly unusual, instead of utilizing a players strengths to the teams advantage, e.g forcing Mark Sanchez to throw 64 short passes in the Giants game whilst the running game was averaging 5 yards per carry. He is probably the only OC that will gameplan against his players strengths in the NFL.

    Rams fans, get on your knees and pray to Tebow that you guys don’t hire this inept buffoon. Also, if I see any posts trying to say Schotty was a scapegoat for Sanchez’s failures, i’m gonna freak out.

  20. pavelfitzgerald says: Jan 14, 2012 4:11 PM

    The difference is macjon that Bradford proved he’s good where Sanchez never did. Schotty didn’t asked for Sanchez, he was given to him. Even in college Sanchez was over rated

  21. skito13 says: Jan 14, 2012 4:12 PM

    No one wants to be involved in the jets mess.. It’s falling apart.no points for saying u r the greatest..ha.

  22. headonaswivel says: Jan 14, 2012 4:13 PM

    If his name were Brian Schottenberger he’d be a High School Coordinator at best.

  23. palewook says: Jan 14, 2012 4:13 PM

    Schottenheimer did ok with Brees and Rivers, can’t blame him entirely for Sanchez. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad for developing NFL qbs.

  24. backindasaddle says: Jan 14, 2012 4:16 PM

    If I were Sam Bradford I’d be covering my eyes until the scariness was over.

  25. geturfactsstr8 says: Jan 14, 2012 4:16 PM

    Rex ryan had final say on how brian ran the offense…HC’s should mind there business !!..fisher will let brian do his thing..come to the rams bro…

  26. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 14, 2012 4:16 PM

    Poor Bradford…gonna have to learn his 3rd system in 3 years. Hire Childress for crying out loud..Give that man some continuity from Shurmur’s system.

  27. tombradyallday says: Jan 14, 2012 4:18 PM

    at least he wont have to SIMPLIFY the offense for bradford. an anonymous source just said that haha

  28. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jan 14, 2012 4:23 PM

    Good for him. He’d get to play for a legit head coach and be able to tutor a talented QB who isn’t lazy and hated by his teammates.

  29. willjasper says: Jan 14, 2012 4:24 PM

    I still don’t understand why Packers QB coach Tom Clements isn’t getting more looks from teams needing an offensive coordinator.

  30. Tom G says: Jan 14, 2012 4:30 PM

    is that a threat?

  31. thehungariancrippler says: Jan 14, 2012 4:44 PM

    Good move Rams. Turn Sam Bradford into Mark Sanchez.

  32. Wisconsin77 says: Jan 14, 2012 5:21 PM

    This guy has the worst offensive system in the NFL. Why would anybody want him?

  33. dynaco says: Jan 14, 2012 6:12 PM

    Can’t blame Fisher…he must be thinking Tom Moore will also join.

  34. dynaco says: Jan 14, 2012 6:13 PM

    Sammy just put Mark on speed dial.

  35. riverhorsey says: Jan 14, 2012 6:23 PM

    always helps an OC when you don’t have a lazy QB

  36. emaimo80 says: Jan 14, 2012 6:52 PM

    Nick Saban: congrats on the job you have done in college, however as a dolphins fan I have to give you the finger! Jeff fisher: congrats on somehow landing a pretty large contract even though you clearly used the dolphins for leverage. All I can do know is be glad that the dolphins didn’t land you as a coach and also hope that Stephen Ross comes to his senses and fires all of his upper management in effort to hire a more knowledgeable, and offensive minded coach that is capable of making all executive decisions.

  37. altoon88 says: Jan 14, 2012 8:35 PM

    Fisher said he would choose whichever team had a better opportunity to win. He chose the Rams, and now considering Schotty is like setting yourself up for failure. Develop Bradford? HAHA good luck with that.

  38. gdeli says: Jan 14, 2012 8:38 PM

    Let him. He’s a loser too!

  39. ramcountry says: Jan 15, 2012 12:30 PM

    Kind of funny to think Schottenheimer could “ruin” Bradford’s career.

    Where do you guys think Bradford’s career is?

    8-18 W-L record
    24 TD passes in two seasons

    That’s where.

  40. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 15, 2012 2:37 PM

    @ramcountry

    No, no, no, you misunderstand. Schottenheimer could “ruin” the entire offense, despite any personnel changes you may make. I cannot stress enough that Brett Favre had the most freedom of any of the QB’s in a BS offense and he couldn’t get to 3,500 yards.

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