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JetNation    4,274

The New York Jets have added Tony Sparano Jr. as an offensive assistant and named Eric Smith as a seasonal intern.  The announcement was just made by Eric Allen on Twitter.

Sparano Jr. was brought in by his father as a coaching intern, but he stayed with the organization after his Dad was fired.  Here is the story from last year when Sparano Jr. was originally retained.

When Rex Ryan fired Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator in January, he knew he would have to have an uncomfortable conversation — not with Sparano, but with his son, Tony Sparano Jr.

Sparano Jr. had served under his father with the 2012 Jets as a coaching intern. Now, Ryan was firing Sparano Sr., but he wanted Sparano Jr. to stay with the Jets.

“I’m not going to lie, there was some awkwardness,” Ryan said recently, “but I knew I wanted to keep him.”

The conversation was a success, and Sparano Jr. stayed with the Jets despite his father’s dismissal. The 26-year-old is one of the few reminders around the 2013 Jets of his father’s one year as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Here is a thread on from the JetNation forums.

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Bleedin Green    73,955

Oh for ****'s sake.  This better be some sort of twisted early April Fools joke.

 

The junior version of the only OC worse than Schitty to go along with the most uncoordinated living creature to ever step foot onto a football field.  Oh joy.

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Maxman    519,254

He was already with the team as a coaching intern.  The offensive assistant category really shouldn't make or break the season.  :)

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Integrity28    60,530

Via Eric Allen on Twitter:

 

The Jets have promoted Tony Sparano Jr. to Offensive Assistant + hired former S Eric Smith as a Seasonal Intern. pic.twitter.com/LfWDSew6Ff

 

The reason Eric Smith got on the field in the first place, was that the coaching staff considered it like putting a coach on the field. He wasn't great physically, but this is a sensible transition for him. I wish him the best.

 

As for Sparano Jr., good for him. Gotta work your way up.

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Integrity28    60,530

Oh for ****'s sake.  This better be some sort of twisted early April Fools joke.

 

The junior version of the only OC worse than Schitty to go along with the most uncoordinated living creature to ever step foot onto a football field.  Oh joy.

 

Take a step back. These are assistant and intern positions... you sound like a complete tit acting as if the fate of this organization hangs in the balance now.

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77DRAFT    57

Dumbo Jr. is still with the Jets ?  Rex likes him ?

 

Who cares ?  Dumbo carries footballs and moves Rex's truck when his food delivery

convoy arrives.  Rex wants to win a championship with a terrible OC, so he can say

it was defensive team.  Dumbo Jr, is the perfect OC for Rex, good thing Geno can run

both for long yardage and goal line, with the twin Dumbos, he will need to.

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SenorGato    13,222

Take a step back. These are assistant and intern positions... you sound like a complete tit acting as if the fate of this organization hangs in the balance now.

Yeah, that was a little dramatic.

Btw Smith was a good athlete by the combine/pro day stuff, he just wasn't excessively good at football. We've heard for a long time that hes smart and knew his role even if he was mediocre at best executing it. How often do good players make good coaches anyway?

I'm actually liking this little influx of young coaching talent lately.

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Integrity28    60,530

Yeah, that was a little dramatic.

Btw Smith was a good athlete by the combine/pro day stuff, he just wasn't excessively good at football. We've heard for a long time that hes smart and knew his role even if he was mediocre at best executing it. How often do good players make good coaches anyway?

I'm actually liking this little influx of young coaching talent lately.

 

Agreed. There's never anything wrong with developing young coaches, the same way you would young players.

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Integrity28    60,530

Dumbo Jr. is still with the Jets ?  Rex likes him ?

 

Who cares ?  Dumbo carries footballs and moves Rex's truck when his food delivery

convoy arrives.  Rex wants to win a championship with a terrible OC, so he can say

it was defensive team.  Dumbo Jr, is the perfect OC for Rex, good thing Geno can run

both for long yardage and goal line, with the twin Dumbos, he will need to.

 

No matter how many times you say Dumbo, it's not gonna stick. 

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Il Mostro    1,467

Eric smith as an intern- maybe he can finally learn how to tackle

 

 

Nah, NBA style flops are now a viable tactic for drawing penalties.  Smith is perfect.

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Bleedin Green    73,955

Take a step back. These are assistant and intern positions... you sound like a complete tit acting as if the fate of this organization hangs in the balance now.

 

Thanks for the advice, but I promise you, I really couldn't give less of a sh*t and frankly didn't expect anyone else to take it particularly seriously.  It was just random jabs at a couple of nobodies, I figured you of all people would get that.  Sorry it got you so worked up.

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Integrity28    60,530

Thanks for the advice, but I promise you, I really couldn't give less of a sh*t and frankly didn't expect anyone else to take it particularly seriously.  It was just random jabs at a couple of nobodies, I figured you of all people would get that.  Sorry it got you so worked up.

 

Yeah, I'm definitely the one that is coming across as worked up. LOL

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Bleedin Green    73,955

Yeah, I'm definitely the one that is coming across as worked up. LOL

 

When you get into lecture-mode over stupid crap like this you kind of do.

 

Oh, almost forgot:  LOL

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Integrity28    60,530

When you get into lecture-mode over stupid crap like this you kind of do.

Oh, almost forgot: LOL

Lecture mode? WTF you talking about? I told you step back from the ledge or whatever, I think it was one level headed sentence.

Stop acting like you got kicked in the pussy, you were being a drama queen and were called on it. Laugh and accept it. Don't embarrass yourself.

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Bleedin Green    73,955

Lecture mode? WTF you talking about? I told you step back from the ledge or whatever, I think it was one level headed sentence.

Stop acting like you got kicked in the pussy, you were being a drama queen and were called on it. Laugh and accept it. Don't embarrass yourself.

 

This.

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Integrity28    60,530

This.

 

Ask, and you shall receive. 

 

There was nothing lecture-like about my initial response you big, fat mellowdramatic Michael Sam.

 

You just don't like that I pants-ed you for it.

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Bleedin Green    73,955

Ask, and you shall receive. 

 

There was nothing lecture-like about my initial response you big, fat mellowdramatic Michael Sam.

 

You just don't like that I pants-ed you for it.

 

You're still going, huh?

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