by Rich Cimini New York Daily News Continuing their "Kids R Us" approach to assembling a coaching staff, the Jets hired Chargers quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer, 32, yesterday as their offensive coordinator. Schottenheimer, the son of Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer, will join Eric Mangini, 35, the youngest head coach in the NFL. Mangini's choice raised [...]
by Rich Cimini New York Daily News New Jets coach Eric Mangini has narrowed his search for an offensive coordinator to two candidates - Chris Palmer and Pat Shurmur - according to sources. Palmer, most recently the Texans' coordinator, may have the edge over the less-experienced Shurmur, but Palmer also is considered the leading candidate [...]
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by Rich Cimini New York Daily News One day after releasing Mike Heimerdinger from his contract, the Jets focused their offensive-coordinator search on Pat Shurmur, the Eagles' quarterbacks coach. The Jets have a strong interest in Shurmur, according to a league source, but it wasn't known whether they had received permission from the Eagles to [...]
by Frank Barone While our next New York Jet head coach Eric Mangini will be held most responsible for our teamâ€™s future success, the role of Terry Bradway is equally important. Regardless of how brilliant Mangini might be, without good talent, his chances to succeed will be slim. My ideal general manager will possess a [...]
by Sperm Edwards 2000 NYJ (Al Groh): 9-7 â€¢ Very up & down year, but most concede it was due to poor motivation & the players just flat-out disliking Groh. Pushed them too hard in preseason & they ran out of gas after starting 6-1. â€¢ Also was Testaverdeâ€™s return from Achilles tendon injury. â€¢ [...]
by Rich Cimini New York Daily News After six days of being employed against his will, Mike Heimerdinger's one-year run as the Jets' offensive coordinator came to an official and predictable end yesterday. Heimerdinger and the Jets "mutually agreed to part ways," the team said in a statement. Neither side divulged details of the settlement [...]