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Jets hire Schottenheimer as offensive coordinatorBy Len Pasquarelli

ESPN.com

The New York Jets' search for an offensive coordinator has ended, as ESPN.com has learned that the team has hired San Diego quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer, the son of Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer.

Schottenheimer, 32, interviewed last week for the key position on first-year coach Eric Mangini's staff, and was said by league insiders to have been extremely impressive in his presentation. The addition of Schottenheimer certainly continues a trend of sorts toward youth on the Jets staff, as Mangini is just 35 years old.

The younger Schottenheimer essentially replaces Mike Heimerdinger, who was released by the Jets from the final two years of his contract, so that he could rejoin the staff of the Denver Broncos, for whom he previously worked.

The Jets had interviewed several candidates for the coordinator post and it is believed that Schottenheimer won out over Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur. The Jets also spoke with former Cleveland Browns head coach Chris Palmer, who on Monday accepted a position on the Dallas Cowboys' staff.

The offensive coordinator job is critical for any franchise of course, but it figures to be especially crucial for the Jets. There is uncertainty involving the quarterback position, as Chad Pennington continues his rehabilitation from a second shoulder surgery, and might not be ready for training camp. Star tailback Curtis Martin will turn 33 in May and his productivity was dramatically diminished in 2005. And the offensive line unit showed too much age last season and needs to be revamped.

A former college quarterback at Kansas and the University of Florida, Schottenheimer has been in the league for seven seasons. He joined the St. Louis Rams' staff for the 1997 season, coached at Kansas City in 1998, then went to the college level for two years at Syracuse (1999) and Southern California (2000).

After spending the 2001 season on his father's staff with the Washington Redskins, he followed the elder Schottenheimer to San Diego in 2002. Schottenheimer is said to have a very keen feel for the passing game, is good in mentoring quarterbacks, and was key to the development of Chargers' quarterback Drew Brees the last two seasons.

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You have to give Mangini something, and that is that he is goiing to do this his way.

Gone are the days of relying on your assitants to game plan and make all of the calls. One would have been completey understanding if Mangini decided to surround himself with "chalk" picks on his staff. Picks that he could rely on, picks that have been aged soldiers of many wars.

He has chosen not to go that route. Whether it is right or wrong, only time will tell. But, I like his gumption.

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You have to give Mangini something, and that is that he is goiing to do this his way.

Gone are the days of relying on your assitants to game plan and make all of the calls. One would have been completey understanding if Mangini decided to surround himself with "chalk" picks on his staff. Picks that he could rely on, picks that have been aged soldiers of many wars.

He has chosen not to go that route. Whether it is right or wrong, only time will tell. But, I like his gumption.

How many people complained about Herm having no experiance? We're putting together an entire staff of young,inexperienced coaches.

Can you say Leanring process?

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I don't know much about SHotty jr, but I do know that if anyone thinks we'll win more then 5 games next year they're on crack.

2006 is not just a rebuilding year, it's a year of coaches getting feet wet, new systems and paying for the mistakes of the past.

if I hear anyone complain next season at the mediocracy I'll laugh

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I don't know much about SHotty jr, but I do know that if anyone thinks we'll win more then 5 games next year they're on crack.

2006 is not just a rebuilding year, it's a year of coaches getting feet wet, new systems and paying for the mistakes of the past.

if I hear anyone complain next season at the mediocracy I'll laugh

I agree & have stated the moment that they hired Mangini - This is a 2-year return to anything! If we go 8-8 - I give Eric full credit! If we don't, I will not go off!

It's a good move by Woody & Co. This way, Bradway can run out the last of his contract & should we turn it around, we still have Tannenbaum as the Heir Apparent!

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