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Jets focus on a trio of potential offensive coordinators


As the Jets prepare to hire a successor to Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator, the list of candidates stands at three.

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, they are former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, Bengals assistant Hue Jackson, and former Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

All three men once served as head coaches, with Mornhinweg in Detroit, Jackson in Oakland, and Cameron in Miami.  Of the trio, Mornhinweg last the longest at two years.

Their experience as head coaches could make them candidates for the interim head-coaching job, if the 2013 Jets fail miserably and Rex Ryan is fired during the season.

Jackson’s presence could put the Jets in play for Carson Palmer, if he’s cut by the Raiders.  If Mornhinweg gets the job, speculation linking Mike Vick to the Jets will increase.  Either way, the Jets will still have to deal with Mark Sanchez’s contract, which pays him a fully-guaranteed $8.25 million in 2013, with no offset.

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35 Responses to “Jets focus on a trio of potential offensive coordinators”
  1. bartlettruss says: Jan 11, 2013 9:40 PM

    More drivel from Manish Mehta…

  2. whacko4flacco says: Jan 11, 2013 9:45 PM

    As a Ravens fan, I’m not sure who I would feel worse for… Cam or the Jets. I’ll side with Cam. I wouldn’t wish that mess on anyone.

  3. drewzducks says: Jan 11, 2013 9:47 PM

    It would have been a quartet had “Pistol” Pete Maravich not left us all too soon.

  4. paulitik74 says: Jan 11, 2013 9:48 PM

    If the Jets hire Cameron, they have learned NOTHING.

    A run centric, vanilla Offense has been their undoing the last 2 seasons.

    Dumb move.

  5. ajduhe77 says: Jan 11, 2013 9:50 PM

    And if it’s Cam Cameron, speculation of John Beck joining the club will spread.

  6. docdhc25 says: Jan 11, 2013 10:10 PM

    All three of those guys were disasters as head coaches. As coordinators it was a mixed bag, but none of them excite me. Carson Palmer is barely an upgrade over Sanchez. The Jets are a mess.

  7. pinchekeith says: Jan 11, 2013 10:13 PM

    Cam Cameron LOL

  8. j0esixpack says: Jan 11, 2013 10:18 PM

    Gotta wonder if Woody Johnson is the one selecting assistant coaches who all have head coaching experience.

    Sure, the owner isn’t supposed to tell his head coach who to hire as his assistants, but an owner isn’t supposed to tell a General Manager who to hire as his head coach either.

    If Woody Johnson has had any input into this trio, that doesn’t bode well for Wrecks.

  9. Deb says: Jan 11, 2013 10:23 PM

    Cam Cameron?

    So you ditch the guy Miami fired when they were 4-9 … to interview the guy Miami fired when they were 1-15?

    Yeah … that makes sense.

  10. Land Snark says: Jan 11, 2013 10:30 PM

    “Of the trio, Mornhinweg last the longest at two years.”

  11. thepatriotsaregay says: Jan 11, 2013 10:34 PM

    insert lame/over-used/unoriginal Sanchez sucks joke here

  12. lightcleric says: Jan 11, 2013 10:38 PM

    I swear there must be a rule buried deep in the league’s rules that once someone has been in the league X years, no matter how AWFUL they are at their job, a team is required to hire them.

    That’s way more logical than someone hiring Cam Cameron because they think he’s good.

  13. j0esixpack says: Jan 11, 2013 10:41 PM

    Actually the Daily News got it wrong.

    It’s not Hue Jackson, it’s Hugh Jackman.

    And he wouldn’t really be serving as coordinator. He’s just doing some research for an upcoming football film and wants to watch Rex and learn how NOT to coach.

  14. wwwmattcom says: Jan 11, 2013 11:01 PM

    This is the same org that hired Sparano. What can you expect? Rex is a great D coach but the Jets staff is being gutted and ye have little faith in replacements. Rex will learn. He will be a good HC some day. I credit Woody for keeping him around. If Rex wasnt so good at D then he would be gone but he is just too good to let go.

  15. easywolf says: Jan 11, 2013 11:07 PM

    Dumbest organization, coach and owner in the league. Period.

  16. rockthered1286 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:08 PM

    I heard Cam Cameron has a tattoo on his arm of a lady wearing only Flacco’s jersey so that may help his cause.

  17. buff80 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:14 PM

    Wow. The helicopters are at the bottom of the league. Love it

  18. rycoem says: Jan 11, 2013 11:45 PM

    Exactly why I like what Buffalo did with Marrone and Hackett and to a lesser extent Pettine. No guarantees on how it’ll all turn out but at least it isn’t more of the same mediocre retreads rolling in for another 3 year and out…

  19. osage44 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:56 PM

    Hue Jackson would be a good hire if the Jets want a dynamic attacking offense. And Carson Palmer would be a huge upgrade over the sad and pitiful Sanchez. Palmer can still throw with authority. But he would be brutalized without a significant improvement in the Jets’ O-line. CP is tough, but he’s not that tough.

  20. ronaldjones says: Jan 11, 2013 11:59 PM

    Manish Mehta is an incompetent hack. I believe nothing he says.

  21. davikes says: Jan 12, 2013 12:37 AM

    “experience as head coaches could make them candidates for the interim head-coaching job” Best hiring criteria ever. lol

  22. reed20fence says: Jan 12, 2013 12:50 AM

    It can’t be Cam. Rumor has it he demands complete and utter obedience.

  23. judalation says: Jan 12, 2013 3:18 AM

    Hue Jackson and Jason Cambell and the best running back in the draft is not a bad combo. Too bad that means that the Jets will find a way to prevent this from happening.

  24. garyreazons55 says: Jan 12, 2013 4:11 AM

    Can Hue Jackson get a shot?

    He would certainly help Stephen Hill’s progression as a receiver.

    Just sayin.

  25. dealer009 says: Jan 12, 2013 5:31 AM

    “Carson Palmer is barely an upgrade over Sanchez”

    I disagree.

    Palmer 4018 YDS PAS / 22 TD / 14 INT 61.3%
    Sanchez 2883 YDS PAS / 13 TD / 18 INT 54.3%

    Carson can make all the throws. His accuracy allows him to throw the ball into holes the size of a large pizza. Sanchez chucks and prays. Palmer isn’t what he used to be, but its not a huge dropoff. And he’s playing with more patience in his later years.

  26. lawyermalloy says: Jan 12, 2013 6:35 AM

    Will NFL teams never learn? League wide, teams continue to hire and re-hire the same coaches that are fired from other teams for their inadequate coaching abilities. Do they really believe that a change of scenery will mysteriously cure their inadequacies?Let sleeping dogs lay.

  27. FinFan68 says: Jan 12, 2013 6:55 AM

    The Jets seem to love bombastic loud mouths–Jackson is obviously their guy.

  28. hehateme2 says: Jan 12, 2013 7:29 AM

    The jets and jills will be fighting for the AFC East cellar for years to come.

    May the worst team win!

  29. cool10857 says: Jan 12, 2013 8:07 AM

    The Jets are clueless.

  30. burgandy2260 says: Jan 12, 2013 8:49 AM

    How could they’ve looked at Sanchez in 2011 and say ” jeez this guy is so good that he needs a new contract” ? They did it to themselves and not they have to deal with it. Sanchez is not an NFL QB. He’s a spoiled kid from USC who was given the keys to a Ferrari there and has been handled w/kid gloves since he walked through the Jets doors.

  31. 3beeps says: Jan 12, 2013 8:59 AM

    Did I miss the announcement of the hiring of their new GM ???

    You know, the guy who has overall authority and who has the clear vision of where the franchise is headed ??

    Oh that’s right …..this is the Jets we’re talking about here.

  32. oldbyrd says: Jan 12, 2013 9:18 AM

    Dudes, You don’t want Marty. He is why The Eagles are most interested in a Off. minded Head Coach. He was also a total failure in Detroit.

  33. rajbais says: Jan 12, 2013 10:13 AM

    Jackson will not bring back Palmer!!!

    He will not let his ego get in the way to justify the trade!!!

  34. lifeimitatesfootball says: Jan 12, 2013 11:26 AM

    Cam Cameron? Are you kidding me?

    what is it about the Jets getting Dolphins rejects?

    The Fins fired Sparano for a reason. The Fins fired Cameron (their worst coach ever, and maybe even worse than Kotite) for a reason. Just because the Jets can have some success with former Fins players (Bell, JT, Lex Hilliard) doesn’t mean they can do it with former coaches. And just because Cameron had some success developing Joe Flacco doesn’t mean he can turn Sanchez around. Flacco works hard, but Sanchez? He doesn’t care as long as he get paid, which he will no matter what happens to him.

  35. cwk22 says: Jan 12, 2013 2:17 PM

    Earlier comment:
    This is the same org that hired Sparano. What can you expect? Rex is a great D coach but the Jets staff is being gutted and ye have little faith in replacements. Rex will learn. He will be a good HC some day. I credit Woody for keeping him around. If Rex wasnt so good at D then he would be gone but he is just too good to let go

    Sorry, but Rex is a poor head coach. Keeps going to Sanchez, jerked Tebow around, and ran his mouth like crazy with no results. His someday is long past.

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