Happy Holidays to our readers at Late Night Parents.com. OK, now – that we have that out of the way – as a JETS apologist – what the heck is going on with GANG GREEN? If it’s not Coach Rex Ryan over-promising a Super Bowl title or getting into the latest dust-up, then it’s the anemic offense occasionally taking a break during its most important games. DEAD or ALIVE – there’s little chance for Brian Schottenheimer to return as the JETS Offensive Coordinator. I’m not sure if that means “Schotty” transitions into an Isiah Thomas-like role (for the organization) – especially because his contract runs through the 2014-2015 season. Personally, I’ve been scratching my head when Schotty remained with the club after last year’s playoff game with the Steelers.
This season, heads began turning when semi-retired, Tom Moore arrived as a guest speaker / specialist / remote – working from home (South Carolina) guru / to being onsite and working at the JETS facility for the last three weeks. I’ll say it now – A CHANGE IS GONNA COME! During the off-season, (barring an AFC championship appearance) Woody Johnson (Owner) and Mike Tannenbaum (GM/Ex VP) will force Rex Ryan to make the change (or he’ll be ushered out the door in the next 12-18 months) of Schotty and/or even Marc Sanchez. Rex Ryan appears weekly on the local Sports Radio shows defending his team. Having Tom Moore around has to make Schotty feel uncomfortable and whenever the team opens up the offense – you slightly wonder who’s calling the offensive shots.
Now, if Peyton Manning is available (keep your eyes on Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian and if they pick Andrew Luck), then the JETS will definitely be players in the FEB-MAR timeframe, when the COLTS will need to make the decision to pay #18 28MIL, cut or trade him. If Tom Moore is still in the mix with the JETS, then don’t think for one minute that Peyton couldn’t join the team / catch on with the offense and supplant Marc Sanchez as a short term WIN-NOW solution. The JETS are built to WIN-NOW!!!
Let’s say the conspiracy theory doesn’t happen – what are our other options for handling play calling duties with the JETS? (In one word or less)
1. Bill Callahan – Jets Assistant Head Coach – Continuity
2. Mike Martz – Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator – Electrifying
3. Tom Moore – Jets Sr. Offensive (Mega) Consultant – Guru
Regardless, its primary options are someone that can open up a west coast offense and put points on the board. Your defense will only win you so many 10-9 games. Tom Moore is a great option (though, I doubt that he would want the headache of day-to-day OPS), but with an addition of Peyton Manning (QB & O.Coordinator) – would make it a DREAM TEAM. Did I dare say that? Heck, I think Tony Dungy would consider leaving Sunday Night Football in America for a short-term reunion with Moore and Manning.
Hmmm, now I think it’s safe to stop right here.