Friday, January 16, 2009

Lions interested in Schottenheimer

Yesterday, the Detroit Lions tabbed Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz as their new head man, and today, they've expressed interest in speaking to Brian Schottenheimer about their offensive coordinator job.

Reports early yesterday indicated Schottenheimer could remain the offensive coordinator even if he missed out on the top job. However, later reports indicated that he was likely to leave if he didn't get the job.

The Jets have a tough choice to make regarding Schottenheimer right now. Chances are, they won't block Schottenheimer from interviewing, but if they are intent on him coaching with the Jets next year, they have the right to block an interview.

As for Jon Gruden, don't expect the Jets to get involved if he wants to get back into coaching. They seem pretty far along in the process, with Ryan the leader, and they seem intent on getting a first-time coach.

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