In his four seasons with the Jets, tight end Dustin Keller hasn’t experienced a coach as intense and detail-oriented as new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
“He definitely runs a tighter ship than I’ve seen from anyone before, and he’s not going to let anyone slip up,” Keller told the Star-Ledger. “I think that’s when problems do arise. It’s going to continue. You can tell it’s not just a one day or an OTA thing, this thing is going to keep on going and going, and I think we need it.”
Keller’s comments don’t speak well for the previous Jets offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer. Keller didn’t come right out and criticize Schottenheimer, but he did make clear that he thinks Sparano has changed things for the better.
“When Sparano is in there talking, all eyes are on him,” Keller said. “It’s a change. Before, I would say it was a little more laid-back. But with him it’s more stern, and he just has everybody’s attention, and I think guys are paying more attention to details now more than ever.”
After the disappointment of last season, the Jets needed a change. Sparano is bringing it.