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Brian Schottenheimer carried no grudges to St. Louis

Brian Schottenheimer, Kellen Clemens, Austin Davis AP

Are we sure Brian Schottenheimer was really a Jets coach for six years?

Now the Rams offensive coordinator, Schottenheimer steadfastly refused to throw gas on the big, green dumpster fire his former team has become.

“[A victory Sunday] wouldn’t count twice, but would I enjoy it?” he said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “Absolutely.”

That was about as inflammatory as it got, as Schottenheimer fired no shots in advance of Sunday’s game against his old employer.

“If there’s one thing I learned growing up in a coach’s family, it’s that stability in this business is crazy,” he said. “We enjoyed six amazing years in New York. We were so close to getting to the Super Bowl, and I wish we would have had a chance to finish it. But there comes a time when it’s time to make a change and move on, and I’m thrilled to be a St. Louis Ram.”

Schottenheimer also escaped a stormy tenure with the Jets with his reputation intact, with Rams head coach Jeff Fisher saying “His opportunity to be a head coach is not far away.”

“I really don’t,” Schottenheimer said, when asked if the criticism he took was unfair. “When you’re a coordinator in this league, you’re going to take bullets. I always appreciated how passionate the fans were back in New York, and it comes with the territory.”

Maybe the physical distance or potential next job — or simple human decency — explains why he takes no comfort in the Jets struggles to move the ball, after many made him the scapegoat for it in the past.

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7 Responses to “Brian Schottenheimer carried no grudges to St. Louis”
  1. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop says: Nov 16, 2012 9:25 AM

    It’s funny how bad they have gotten so quickly after he left.

  2. Patskrieg dot com says: Nov 16, 2012 9:25 AM

    That’s nice that the man whose ultra-vanilla playcalling cost the Jets 2 trips to the Super Bowl doesn’t hold any grudges about it.

  3. bigchief816 says: Nov 16, 2012 9:49 AM

    Could KC be in line for Schottenheimer Part II?

  4. imbetterthanyou says: Nov 16, 2012 9:50 AM

    “That’s nice that the man whose ultra-vanilla playcalling cost the Jets 2 trips to the Super Bowl doesn’t hold any grudges about it.”

    Because the Super-Duper-Ultra vanilla playcalling of the SparanaBear has done them wonders!!!

  5. schmitty2 says: Nov 16, 2012 9:56 AM

    Patskrieg dot com says:Nov 16, 2012 9:25 AM

    That’s nice that the man whose ultra-vanilla playcalling cost the Jets 2 trips to the Super Bowl doesn’t hold any grudges about it

    Those “Ultra-Vanilla” play calls got them to 2 AFC championship games even those they had less than stellar talent there genius

  6. mullman76 says: Nov 16, 2012 10:34 AM

    @Pat krieg dot com: William is a cheater- Kraft is a cheater- Patriots organization is rooted in cheating.

    These are facts and they can not be disputed.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 16, 2012 3:21 PM

    Sparano is a joke. Even I, as a Giants fan, used to rip Schotty, but Sparano makes him look like Bill Walsh.

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