New York Jets Bart Scott
(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

WFAN host Bart Scott emphatically shuts down a caller who brings up Brian Schottenheimer as a head coaching candidate for the New York Jets.

Danny Small

The New York Jets are in the midst of a crucial head coaching searchWFAN host and former Jet Bart Scott knows one guy who shouldn’t be in the running. When one caller brought up Brian Schottenheimer, Scott didn’t hold back.

“I don’t have a super bowl appearance because he was the coordinator,” Scott shouted. “Been there, done that bro! You don’t remember that one?”

He wasn’t done either. Scott definitely holds a grudge against Schottenheimer for their days together with the Jets.

“That was first and goal from the one. This dude threw the ball TWICE!”

First off, Scott and his co-hosts, Maggie Gray and Chris Carlin, are completely right about Schottenheimer as a potential coaching candidate. The idea that Schottenheimer would come back and become the head coach of the Jets is laughable. There’s no disputing that.


Scott’s criticisms of Schottenheimer are a little unfair. No doubt, those 2009 and 2010 Jets teams were fueled by the Rex Ryan led defenses. But in the two AFC Championship losses, the defense can take just as much blame as the offense.

New York Jets

But the goal-line plays that Scott references were glaring mistakes by Schottenheimer. Down 24-10 in the fourth quarter of the 2010 AFC Championship Game, the Jets drove the ball to the goal line and despite maintaining an identity as a ground-and-pound team, Schottenheimer decided to put the ball in Mark Sanchez’s hands.

That decision was concerning, but it was not the only reason the Jets lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers that year. Regardless, don’t let Schottenheimer anywhere near Sam Darnold and the Jets.


Elite Access
ESNY City Stream

NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD

SJU