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Perhaps Brian Schottenheimer won't coach with dad

Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:31 pm
Brian Schottenheimer apparently won't coach the same place as his father (US Presswire).

By Josh Katzowitz

With the news that Marty (Don’t Call Me Brian!) Schottenheimer has drawn the interest of the Buccaneers for their head coaching position and with the news that Brian Schottenheimer won’t return as the Jets offensive coordinator next season, it wasn’t a leap to wonder if the son was planning to join up with the father if the father got the Tampa Bay job.

In fact, as colleague Will Brinson wrote Tuesday, “jumping ship from the Jets to the Bucs would be a logical move for a coach who's already worked under his father at three different stops in his career.”

But it sounds like the Schottenheimer’s shouldn’t start planning their family reunion in Tampa just yet.

As the Tampa Bay Times aggregates, there are a few scenarios why Brian won’t be going to work for Marty.

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For one -- and this is the most obvious -- it’s not like Marty is assured of the Buccaneers job. In fact, Mike Sherman seems to be the front-runner to replace Raheem Morris, because 1) the front office apparently wants a take-no-BS coach to replace a coach who might have been too friendly with the players and 2) Schottenheimer is 68 years old.

For two, Brian Schottenheimer recently interviewed with Nick Saban for the offensive coordinator position at the University of Alabama and seems to have a decent shot of replacing the departed Jim McElwain.

For three, it appears the son might be tired of riding on the coattails of his father (that’s not an insult, by the way. I’m just saying he’s worked on his father’s staffs quite a bit).

Besides, his tenure with the Jets did not end well (what with the terrible offense this year, the supposed mutiny attempt and the performance of Mark Sanchez), and maybe Schottenheimer figures if he returns to his father’s side, he’ll probably always be known as Marty’s kid.

If he wants to establish his own name, the 38-year-old probably needs to try a different path. Like, say, for a different team.

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Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:29 am
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Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:22 pm

Perhaps Brian Schottenheimer won't coach with dad

Marty Schottenheimer is a terrific football coach ... but if he gets a Head Coaching gig I hope for Brian's sake that he does not join that staff.  I can understand the appeal of working with your father in the twilight of his career, but it is not the ideal situation for the son's career going forward.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 6:24 pm

Perhaps Brian Schottenheimer won't coach with dad

He can probably be an HC somewhere, HC is more about management of a team. Unlike his loudmouth boss, Schotty actually would bench players for underperforming or making mistakes, and then the tub of lard would yell at him stupidly.

Maybe he will go to the Dolphins and then beat the Jets twice a year, man that would be great.

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