Don Banks notes how relatively quiet the day after the season was in terms of coaching changes.
With only Washington and Buffalo making moves on the coaching front, Black Monday in the NFL passed far quieter than anticipated, and certainly was less eventful than last year's day-after-the-season-ends blood-letting.
He goes on to discuss some potential changes on the horizon, but the larger point remains. Since 11 teams made changes after last year, there was apt to be less movement. Just about every lousy team is a single year into a new regime, too soon to make a move.
That means less opportunities for a guy like Schottenheimer. The guys with big time credentials can take the few jobs on the market. Nobody will have to go down the line to a second tier candidate with less experience like Brian. Perhaps Schottenheimer wows somebody and wins a job, but it's a buyer's market right now. He needs a season like last year when there was a job open for almost everybody.
Of course this becomes academic if the Jets
go deep into the Playoffs. Teams like to get a guy into place quickly to get a coaching staff in place. Those who lag behind lose out on the top choices of assistants.
Do you expect Brian back for a fifth year with the Jets?