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Why all this love for Brian Schottenheimer??

Since it is appearing that Jeff Fisher will not be the Titans head coach next year, there has been a lot of talk on who the next head coach should be.

One of the names that keep coming up is Brian Schottenheimer, the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets.  It seems there are a lot of fans who really like this guy...but I just don't understand why.

 

In Schottenheimer's 4+ years as offensive coordinator for the Jets, his teams have ranked 18th, 25th, 9th, 17th, and 18th in points scored (the last ranking is for this year through week 14).  The one year his offense was in the top 10 was when he had Brett Favre playing QB.

And, it's not like he's been hamstrung by the same head coach...he's been OC under two different head coaches (Eric Mangini and Rex Ryan).

And, you can't say that he doesn't have offensive talent to work with: he has 3 1st round picks on the offensive line (Damien Woody, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, and Nick Mangold), a 1st round TE (Dustin Keller), a 1st round WR (Santonio Holmes), a 2nd round WR (Braylon Edwards), a future hall of fame RB (LaDainian Tomlinson), a good young RB (Shonn Greene), and a 1st round QB (Mark Sanchez).  That is a lot of talent on the Jets offense and yet they are in the bottom half of the league.

 

I just don't see what the appeal of Brian Schottenheimer is.  I'm not saying he can't ever be a good coach, but what has he done to make you think he can be a good head coach??

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