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Brian Schottenheimer isn't going anywhere

Posted on: January 25, 2011 1:49 pm
Brian Schottenheimer had his play-calling questioned after New York's game Sunday (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Following the Jets loss Sunday, New York fans were displeased with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s play-calling, especially considering the team failed to gain two yards – and a touchdown – in four plays with the team down by 14.

You know that the Jets were stuffed on fourth-and-one on a straight run up the middle by LaDainian Tomlinson, and that continues to make fans rather upset. Heck, even coach Rex Ryan second-guessed some of the play-calling, particularly the attempted passes on second and third down at the end of that drive.

That, however, doesn’t mean Ryan is relieving Schottenheimer of his duties. Because he’s not.

“If we had the benefit of hindsight, we should have probably just ran Shonn Greene or (LaDainian Tomlinson) four straight times,” Ryan said, via the Newark Star Ledger. “That’s easy to look back on it. We clearly thought that we had some good plays designed, and it just never worked out.”

Fans weren’t the only ones criticizing. WR Santonio Holmes openly questioned why he wasn’t on the field in the first few plays of the game.

“Ask coach Schottenheimer what happened,” Holmes said. “He’ll explain everything to you.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:40 pm

Brian Schottenheimer isn't going anywhere

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 3:07 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:37 am
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2011 10:14 am

Brian Schottenheimer isn't going anywhere

@ Elinar1961 - What is with the bitterness? Is it because after 1 year of being somebody your team is now a nobody? The Vikings have NO quaterback, the defense gave up and your best WR waits until the season is about to start to get hip surgery, like he wanted to play this year. Toss in your migrain man and you really have just AP.
You rag on Ryan, yet he is the most colorfull coach in the league. He get's our players pumped to play and he is funny in the press. Now your coach, well he is unemployed.
The Steelers did win fair and square, infact I think we got whooped. They were stupid going into a shell the 2nd 1/2, it almost cost them the game. As for the "dicey" fumble, it was not "dicey" at all. The ball was hit by the Steelers helmet and not secured in Marks hand when it started forward. It was a fumble, only a BAD call (ex:Brady tuck) could of reversed that.
I am hoping to get back next year and finish the job but who knows if there is going to be a season? So I guess that is why you are bitter, you know deep down in your heart that the Vikings are done for years to come. As for the Jets, they are on the rise..

Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 9:36 am

Brian Schottenheimer isn't going anywhere

Ah yes...the agony of second-guessing...and the total USELESSNESS of it! Hey Jets, you lost and you're not playing anymore this season - Now, deal with it.  Every team can point to certain plays in every game that made the difference.  Jets fans drank too much of Ryan's Kool-Aid all year, believing too much and still they think they were entitled to the Super Bowl, that they were the better team and other such nonsense... True, it's a very good team and they really did almost make it. It was a great comeback. Sanchez's fumble in the first half was a dicey call, no doubt.  But get over it now, fer Chrissakes.  You lost, man! I'm a freaking Vikings fan... do I really need to say anymore? You don't care to hear my whinings from last year's NFC Title Game, do you?  The Steelers won, fair and square.  Just. Let. Go.

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:39 am

Brian Schottenheimer isn't going anywhere

What i have issue with is this : 1) Forget the 1st 2 downs it was the 3rd & 4th downs that i`am sick about , and here is why . When there was ALL that communication problems on 3rd we almost had delay of game penalty , WHY wasn`t a TIMEOUT called to regroup instead of rushing the play ? We had 3 timeouts at that time , and getting into the end zone at that point in the game was a MUST ! 2) The only thing worse than 3rd down play was 4th down play & here is why : Are you telling me that play called gave the JETS , the BEST chance to score ? It was doomed before the ball was even hiked , Jim Brown couldn`t have gotten in on that play ! NO eligable WR`s one back running straight upthe middle for 2 yrds , against 3 levels of Steeler defenders jammed up the middle , are you kidding me ???? Again I ask WHY no timeout called ? You had to SPREAD OUT the Steelers to have a chance on that 4th down play , giving Sanchez options to either run it in himself or pass / handoff to the back ! We were ONE DIMENTIONAL & a high school defense knew where that ball was going , let alone the Steelers D ! I blame Ryan even more than Shotzy , because Ryan had the power to stop things & regroup to use a play that gave them a chance to score . Those last 2 plays had NO CHANCE , and that is what has me up with nightmares ! If we go in there we`re down 7pts with 7:00 min to go in 4th , it`s a NEW GAME ! I`am still shaking my head ????? 

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 3:26 am

Brian Schottenheimer isn't going anywhere

Note to study study...
Learn every D so well, you make the OC merely a Peyton
The Offense was the reason for 4 of the six losses this year...
If the defense slips to #10 in the league, this team could go 7-9 or 6-10
Nuf said...

Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 1:17 am

Brian Schottenheimer isn't going anywhere

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.

Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2011 9:54 pm

Brian Schottenheimer isn't going anywhere

L.T.  Does that stand for "Lacking Titles"?  If Schottendoucher wants to keep his job, and Ryan wants to keep his credibility, then Shonn Greene will have to be the "go to guy" for the Jerks next year.  Anyone else kind of sense that the only reason 21 or 2.1 (that's for YPC) kept getting the rock all year was because Rex Ryan wanted to prove how clever he was to pick up LT?  All those carries with Greene on the bench smells of hubris to me.  Lastly, LT gets an exception to the tinted face shield prohibition because of some fabricated sensitivity to light.  Um, NO!  He used to be a stud and wanted to look cool.  Now, he's over the hill, over paid and overrated and no longer deserves the exception.  Drop the tint lameass.
    Since the Jets could move no farther, they now look like the Patriots little brothers that for one magical hour were petmitted to swing out of their weight class.  They went from  hurdling an obstacle to looking like stalker/groupies just happy to dull the Pats' veneer just a little.  Here's news, it may now be a rivalry, but it's still no contest.  This was supposed to be the Pats rebuidling/transition year.  They won 14 games, beat Indy, Pittisburgh and the Jerks as well as the Bears and Green Bay.  Their QB will win an MVP and did it injured.  They have 2 picks in of the first three rounds of this year's draft.  Next year Belicheck may actually have talent to coach on D to go with heart.  Next year is when part II of dynasty is codified.

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2011 8:40 pm

Schottenheimer needs to go

When a coworker came and told me a few years ago that the Jets hired Rex Ryan as the Head Coach, my initial reaction was 'is he going to keep Schottenheimer? Because if he does, it won't matter." That was 2 years ago. And here we are. 
I've faithfully watched many Jets games since the 80s (still remember Marino's fake spike play and I cringe every time I see him, and I still remember yelling KILL HIM!!!! when Drew Bledsoe chose to roll to the right and try to outrun Moe Lewis) and I know my perspective will be questioned. But the fact that there has been no NY Jet QB with a 300 yard passing game since 2006 speaks volumes. Combine that with the fact that the 2010 NY Jets have the exact issues the 2009 NY Jets had, the inability to sustain offense for 4 straight quarters in the AFC Championship game, and the message is clear - Shotty needs to go.
It's relatively easy to point to the blown 1st and goal drive and say ' him.' Run. Incomplete pass. Incomplete pass. Run up the middle. It almost defies logic.  But it gets deeper than that. For every blown 4th and goal drive, there have been countless successful 4th down attempts that we have conveted this year. Rather than arguing 'balls and strikes' I look at the Schottenheimer's body of work over the last 5 years. 6 QBs. Countless skill players. Free agent moves that have drawn praise from fans and foe alike. Favre. Sanchez. Holmes. Woody. Richardson. LT. Et al. I can go on. 
And the end of 2010 ended exactly like the end of 2009. An inability to move the ball for 4 quarters in the AFC Championship game. Inflexibility and the inability to make adjustments to an offensive game plan that put the Jets in an historically insurmountable hole at halftime. 
You would think that with all of the free agent upgrades the front office made in the offseason (the most relevant being Santonio Holmes) the Jets offense would have improved. It hasn't. He wasn't even on the field the first series of the AFC Championship game. Rex told Holmes he was brought in to get over the AFC Championship hump. Why wasn't he on the field the first snap?
The only common denominator between Favre, Sanchez, Pennington, Smith, Clemens and Bollinger...isn't Rex Ryan...isn't Mangini...isn't Favre...isn't a rookie/sophomore's Schottenheimer. His inability to sustain drives was exposed against Indianapolis last year, put on display Week 1 against the Ravens, called into question by skill players week 2 and corrected (with a win), and revisited when Sanchez and Edwards overrode his play calling against the Indianapolis Colts this year. The end result: a win against Indianapolis. 
Championship NFL teams have an identity. I was under the impression for the past 2 years the Jets' identity was ground and pound. Solid Defense. Hardnose rushing. Pound your opponent until they break. It was 1st and goal. Shonn Greene wasn't on the field on 2nd, 3rd and 4th down. Somebody needs to get Schottenheimer the message or have him turn in his clipboard. 

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