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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:15 PM

Sources: Jets to fire Tony Sparano

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson's unhappiness in a disappointing 2012 season is expected to be reflected in the moves he is planning to make.

According to sources, the Jets do not plan to bring back offensive coordinator Tony Sparano (the Jets are ranked 30th in total offense in Sparano's first season in the role) and Johnson has been putting out feelers for ideas to determine the ideal structure of his front office.

Some league sources believe coach Rex Ryan, who will return, would be best served working again with general manager Mike Tannenbaum, which they believe would provide Johnson the type of stability he respects in other organizations led by such owners as the Maras and Rooneys.

Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's contract is up and longtime special teams coach Mike Westhoff is retiring.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8792986/new-york-jets-fire-tony-sparano-sources

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JonLP24 Dec 2012 OP
bluedigger Dec 2012 #1
taterguy Dec 2012 #2
bluedigger Dec 2012 #8
taterguy Dec 2012 #9
Yavin4 Dec 2012 #3
Auggie Dec 2012 #6
RockaFowler Dec 2012 #4
WooWooWoo Dec 2012 #7
Renew Deal Dec 2012 #5
KamaAina Dec 2012 #10

Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:34 PM

1. Red Rover, Red Rover, send Norv right over.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:07 PM

2. Norv has a job coaching San Diego

Dumbass

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Response to taterguy (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:44 PM

8. Was I waiting for this?

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:00 PM

9. Congratulations, Nostrafuckingdamus

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:49 PM

3. Actually as an OC, Norv is quite good

Some guys never develop into a head coach. With Norv, the Jets would basically have two coordinators.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:46 PM

6. He'll end up as OC somewhere

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:58 PM

4. Why was he hired to begin with??

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:04 PM

7. because he's a run-based offensive coordinator

and rex ryan was frustrated with former OC Brian Shottenheimer, who ran a lot of weird pass-happy plays when the Jets were ahead in games, which led to turnovers. So Rex wanted a conservative offense based around running the ball...and what he got was an offense straight out of the 1980s.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:35 PM

5. I'm not sure why they hired him

Miami was pretty bad on offense when he was there. The wildcat was close to discredited in the NFL. It made no sense.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:50 PM

10. So help me FSM, I read that as Tony Soprano!

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