Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:15 PM
JonLP24 (18,888 posts)
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.
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Sources: Jets to fire Tony Sparano (Original post)
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Response to taterguy (Reply #2)
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:44 PM
bluedigger (13,194 posts)
8. Was I waiting for this?
Yes, yes I was. But not for long.
Response to RockaFowler (Reply #4)
Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:04 PM
WooWooWoo (454 posts)
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.
Response to JonLP24 (Original post)
Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:35 PM
Renew Deal (62,205 posts)
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.