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Jags take a mulligan, to interview Schottenheimer again

Sam Bradford, Brian Schottenheimer AP

If at first you don’t succeed, give it a shot with a new general manager.

A year after interviewing for the Jaguars job that went to Mike Mularkey, Brian Schottenheimer will get a chance to replace him.

According to multiple reports, the Jags asked for permission to interview the Rams offensive coordinator Thursday.

While many have linked new Jags GM David Caldwell to his old college friend, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, Schottenheimer’s the first in line. Owner Shad Khan was in on last year’s interview, but Caldwell’s the one he’ll have to impress.

If the 49ers fall out of the playoffs this weekend, Roman will likely surface quickly.

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23 Responses to “Jags take a mulligan, to interview Schottenheimer again”
  1. rangers84 says: Jan 10, 2013 7:21 PM

    As a Rams fan, and this may sound odd to people who don’t understand the situation, but i am praying he doesn’t get the job.

    Bradford needs to be kept in the same system for once

  2. budramsfan says: Jan 10, 2013 7:22 PM

    I hope Brian doesn’t leave the Rams, Sam Bradford needs stability in an OC. I hope Sam doesn’t regress if Brian leaves.

  3. raideralex says: Jan 10, 2013 7:25 PM

    who will the Rooney interview be? Cardinals DC? Or Lovie? That’s the only interesting question I get from all these openings.

    That token Rooney interview…

    30 years from now this process will look sooooo “are-you-kidding, that’s really what they did??”

  4. twfur says: Jan 10, 2013 7:40 PM

    Fisher said the system will stay the same if Schotti was the take another job..

  5. j0esixpack says: Jan 10, 2013 7:44 PM

    Too bad the Jets can’t get a quality offensive coordinator like that

  6. raidersfolife says: Jan 10, 2013 8:18 PM

    raideralex says:Jan 10, 2013 7:25 PM

    who will the Rooney interview be? Cardinals DC? Or Lovie? That’s the only interesting question I get from all these openings.

    That token Rooney interview…

    30 years from now this process will look sooooo “are-you-kidding, that’s really what they did??”
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    That an interesting post, because 30 years ago minorities wouldnt even get an opportunity to interview for a HC position!!!

  7. goatcheez says: Jan 10, 2013 8:21 PM

    Both Sanchez, and now Bradford’s best years have come under him. Ian Rapoport is hearing that insiders think he’d make a better HC than OC. But I doubt Jax goes with Schotty. I wouldn’t worry too much Rams fans, but never say never…

  8. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 10, 2013 8:59 PM

    That would be a terrible hire.

  9. robertjamis says: Jan 10, 2013 9:05 PM

    If he gets this job, it goes to show how strong nepotism is in the NFL. This guy is a total mediocrity.

  10. dfco74 says: Jan 10, 2013 9:08 PM

    Bradford needs stability, so we can find out if he is a franchise QB. I thought it was a huge mistake not grabbing RG3 looks like I might have been mistaken.

  11. teal379 says: Jan 10, 2013 9:09 PM

    raidersfolife says:
    Jan 10, 2013 8:18 PM

    That an interesting post, because 30 years ago minorities wouldnt even get an opportunity to interview for a HC position!!!

    Fritz Pollard was a head coach, person of color, was a player/coach in 1921, full HC in 1923. 90 years ago.

    While not a HC – Art Shell started coaching under Tom Flores in 1983. 30 years ago.

    Wayne Fontes started coaching in the NFL in 1975, HC by ’88

    Lets not act like NO ONE ever got a sniff of an NFL job till the Rooney rule.

  12. orakpownd says: Jan 10, 2013 9:10 PM

    Keep Bradford in a system he knows…not downplaying his ability, but he obviously needs it. I liked him coming out (albeit overhyped) but lets wait and see what hes got with another year.

  13. ramcountry says: Jan 10, 2013 9:13 PM

    I have to agree with D’Marco Farr and what he said today.

    Stay with the Rams for a couple seasons. They have a young, ascending QB and a young, ascending team.

    If things go well Schotty builds his stock and future HC opportunities will come with franchises in better shape than Jacksonville.

    I don’t see a first time HC succeeding there.

  14. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jan 10, 2013 9:35 PM

    In hindsight, the guy did miracles with Sanchez.

  15. firstand4ever says: Jan 10, 2013 9:54 PM

    Brian Schottenheimer is a good coach. Jets fans were too harsh on him. He did have some bad moments as a play caller but overall, he did a decent job as their OC. I actually think that he has a bright future as a head coach in the league.

  16. draconian1111 says: Jan 10, 2013 10:22 PM

    twfur says:
    Jan 10, 2013 7:40 PM
    Fisher said the system will stay the same if Schotti was the take another job..

    How can it? New offensive coordinator has to be a new system – or – Fisher isn’t letting the offensive coordinator do his job!
    Want to succeed? Hire a good coordinator and let them fly – want to fail – try to do TOO much – hamstring your staff.

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 10, 2013 10:55 PM

    I think that head coaches are overrated in terms of their impact on the fortunes of the franchise. G.M. and starting QB are both more important. Most NFL coaches who’ve been around for awhile have gone from “genius” to “get outta here” and back again a few times. It’s a matter of getting a few key players to peak at the same time.

  18. jetsfan101 says: Jan 10, 2013 11:00 PM

    Brian Schottenheimer is not that great of an OC. When he had a “successful” offense in New york (which was still in the upper 20′s in ranking) all they did was run the ball with Thomas Jones…The guy can’t call plays, and in St. Louis he loves to abanon the run when it is going well

  19. lightofkolob says: Jan 10, 2013 11:12 PM

    They are interviewing the wrong Schottenheimer

  20. dankkc says: Jan 10, 2013 11:16 PM

    His dad was great and he will be also

  21. dankkc says: Jan 10, 2013 11:18 PM

    only coach I know of to get fired after a 14-2 season…poor Marty. Gotta win in the playoffs, and on the Jags that would be asking alot

  22. sfm073 says: Jan 11, 2013 7:15 AM

    Please don’t leave for Bradford’s sake. He needs some stability and he’s an elite receiver away from becoming an elite player himself.

  23. martzruinedrams1 says: Jan 12, 2013 3:52 AM

    Hellooooo, a great or good OC, or even DC does not necessarily make a great head coach! TAKE Mike Martz e had the right system , the right head coach (Vermeil) and the right tools to get it done but wasnt satisfied w being just OC, forced the retirement of Vermy, and then proceeded to blow a ton of things. How good of a head coach was Singletary, the last two or three head coaches fofootballr rams. And can we stop with the stupid racial refrences, does it have to come into every conversation. We get an African American President and race relations and comments are worse than they were 20 years ago.Or should I say 30 to keep in line with the previous false information of no black coaches “back in the day” For God’s sake lets just play football and i hope Schotty stays at least for continuity forSam, although i do question his play calling on occasion

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