The curious case of Brian Schottenheimer has been a lot of fun to follow. For most of the season, Jets fans hated him, wondering why so many people viewed him as a bright offensive mind. So when news broke that the Buffalo Bills were interested in Schottenheimer, so much so that they would want to bring him in for a head coaching interview, that surprised many fans who were confused by Schotty's methods for most of the year.
However, while the Bills were interested in Schottenheimer, the feeling apparently was not mutual. The Jets' offensive coordinator said he would have no problem if he stayed in that position for several more years, and he put his money where his mouth was today by declining to interview for the Bills job.
Rex Ryan has stated several times he thought Schottenheimer would surely leave, but today's news is proof that he is happy in New York. He's called some good gameplans of late, and hopefully that continues as Mark Sanchez grows.
There were rumors briefly yesterday of former Rams' coach Mike Martz being the Jets' next offensive coordinator if Schottenheimer were to leave. To me, that would have screamed out PSL's and would have done little to actually help the team. Then again, it would have been fun to watch, because if you ever wanted a replay of a Ryan punching out his offensive coordinator, that combination might just provide it.