Schottenheimer boosts stock

Peter King reported Saturday that Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is one of many coaches Buffalo still plans to interview for their head coaching position.

New G.M. Buddy Nix and owner Ralph Wilson must have liked what they saw Saturday night.

Schottenheimer called a fantastic game against the Bengals. Mark Sanchez had only three incompletions, and two of them were drops.  There were often receivers wide open against a talented Bengals secondary.

The Jets featured rookie Shonn Greene over Thomas Jones and the rookie responded with 135 yards. Dustin Keller was used very well at tight end and the kid even blocks now.

One game shouldn’t mean very much, but the reality is that “hot” coaches from the playoffs often get jobs.  If Nix was predisposed to Schotteheimer before Saturday, he may have an easier job selling Marty’s son to Wilson now.

19 responses to “Schottenheimer boosts stock

  1. One game shouldn’t mean very much, but the reality is that “hot” coaches from the playoffs often get jobs.
    Please cite examples. The only one I can think of is Spagnuolo, but he was hot before they won SB 42.

  2. I guess the rest of the regular season and last year don’t count at all. I’ve seen nothing from him that indicates he’ll be a great head coach. He’s a poor man’s Scott Linehan and we saw how that worked out.

  3. I like bringing him in as a higher paid OC, also call him assistant head coach or something. Not sure he’s head coach material yet. Then again a young head coach would be interesting. What about DC though. Yea head coach is very important but let’s speculate on who the OC and DC will be. SInce they will be blamed for the failure of either the O or the D.

  4. I hope Brian Schottenheimer has some tricks left for next week.
    Cause if the Jets end up heading to Indy they will be playing against the Colts and the refs.

  5. young schotty would make a fine OC with his dad as HC….groom him for another 2 or 3 years, best of both worlds for da Bills

  6. # LuvThatDirtyWatah says: January 9, 2010 10:15 PM
    One game shouldn’t mean very much, but the reality is that “hot” coaches from the playoffs often get jobs.
    Please cite examples. The only one I can think of is Spagnuolo, but he was hot before they won SB 42.
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    Ken Whisenhunt would be another recent example, following the first Steelers SB win this (last?) decade.

  7. “There were often receivers wide open against a talented Bengals secondary.”
    That Bengals secondary didn’t seem that talented if Jets receivers were wide open most of the game.

  8. Another example is every Ravens Defensive coordinator. Most recently Rex Ryan to the Jets. Before that it was Marvin Lewis and Mike Nolan. However, many expected Ryan to fail as Nolan did and well, Lewis has been okay.

  9. Jon Gruden … although Philly didnt win anything…he resurrected Raider Nation in 2000, and won a ring in 2003.

  10. The Real Shuxion says:
    January 9, 2010 10:44 PM
    I hope Brian Schottenheimer has some tricks left for next week.
    Cause if the Jets end up heading to Indy they will be playing against the Colts and the refs.
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    Better than the Jets having to play all those years against the Pats and the camera.

  11. LuvThatDirtyWhatah!
    Dude, you’re getting rolled with examples . . . here’s “one example.” Todd Haley-Chiefs

  12. still waiting for his dad to come back to coach yet another team. maybe buffalo would be the one.

  13. Goes to show who was running the offense last year….Mangini. When Shotty got the chance to call the plays….the offense did well. Mangini should of let Shotty have freedom last year with Brett…..when they opened up the offense this year they moved the ball. If it wasn’t for Sanchez poor decision making they would have a better regular season record.

  14. Jets played at their highest level I have seen all year. This is one of those under estimated teams. All season long they barely got by, but they got their team on the same page and Sanchez even looked good. I had a few laughs over bumblin Braylon, who I think is a bigger bust than T.O.
    Jets are a contender after that shlacking.
    Now, all I have said is absolutely true if the Bengals were playing at their highest level. They weren’t.

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