New York Jets clean house, fire Sparano
The New York Jets are continuing to clean house. Today, the rebuilding management fired their offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano.
The move was not surprising considering the Jets terrible season. Since Sparano was hired, many wondered if he was right for the job. With a background as an offensive line coach and no experience with quarterbacks, this was yet another move by the Jets that made little to no sense. And, well, the critics were right. All season long we watched Mark Sanchez regress, again while Soprano failed to incorporate Tim Tebow into the offense.
Sparano was hired with the promise of introducing a power running game to the Jets offense, which we only saw in games that the ball was limited to Sanchez’s hands. Sanchez clearly did not have enough tools to create game plans for the lacking offense. Regardless, any coach, qualified or not, to “fix” Sanchez is a project doomed to fail.
Now Ryan must hire a coordinator with expertise in developing quarterbacks. Ryan hopes Norv Turner will come to New York, but that is far from practical after the struggle he had this year with Phillip Rivers. Turner will not be looking for another “project.” Rex has his eye on ex-Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron as well.
Jessica Daniels is an NFL writer for TPF and can be contacted at JDaniels@ThePenaltyFlagBlog.com.