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Statement from New York Jets

Posted by jetsstaff on October 9, 2011 – 2:38 pm

The New York Jets deny a report this morning that wide receivers Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes and Derrick Mason have gone to Head Coach Rex Ryan individually in the past few weeks to question offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s system.


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  1. By Arte Olde School on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    This could get ugly if NE pays back from last years’ home loss Jet win playoff embarrassment in January. Otherwise Jets win the division with a victory today!

  2. By Charliejet on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Shurrrrrrrre, shurrrrrrrre…

  3. By melbournematt on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to release the statement that if it didn’t happen it damn well should have!

  4. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Nothin’ like the old “vote of confidence” from management to confirm that somebody’s on the way out…

  5. By IrishJets39 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    WOW!!!! Does that means that Schotty could be fired before or after this season in some way it might be for the best you would have to look where he stand and what he have done by the last few years. If that the case I would think that Bill Callahan would be the replacement. I would hate to see that Sanchez would have to learn a new offense all over again right now he still playing like his 1st year too many mistake.

  6. By sal on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    what is his sysytem, but we did get to two Championship games, with alot of agita in the mix, so sounds like these guys are getting it, and not sure what agita is, hey guys this it what it feels like join the rest of us mutts who feel it most weeks till playoffs

  7. By Gregg from CA on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Wowsers! Did they REALLY feel the need to release that statement? I agree with Tom: Defensive statements usually precede action, as we’ve seen throughout the league year after year. Smartest thing to have done was ignore this, or claim that it was Uncle Al’s ghost trying to cause trouble.

  8. By JustinianP on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with melbournematt 100%, EXCEPT that he should have been fired two yrs ago

  9. By wayne on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Please, said writing was on wall when Moore was signed. Who signs a coordinator for their coordinator to consult with?………GQ also made veiled remarks over the last couple of weeks that could only point back to the OC………I still says nothing happens until season ends………….They don’t want any of this to tarnish TM…………Nothing like some go old fashioned intrigue…….ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!!!

  10. By luis on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    how can we win a game, when Revis is on the field more than Sanchezs

  11. By Gregg from CA on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, game over and another waste of opportunities. You have a great drive where the run is working, and then you drift away from it again. I worked with high school coaches who did this under the auspices of “You can’t get too predictable” and consistently lost in the second half, but I recall some great coaches that espoused “We’re gonna keep doing it until they figure out how to stop it”… kinda like BJGE romping play after play. Even if you think Schotty is not to blame, the team needs SOME form of change, and it sounds like he’s the obvious candidate to go (or at least step down from play calling).

  12. By GaryC on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    you would never know that patriots were without their starting center, see if you plan right mass confusion doesn’t need to develope like when jets lost mangold.Is FASSEL far behind.that being said, even though shotty needs to go,how many passes did Plastico drop,maybe that is why he doesn’t get the ball.Finally kerley jumped ahead of stone mason,hopefully this is a sign of things to come,Ellis still not getting the splinters out of his pants,maybe time to give him some playing time.westermann finally gets a pass rush going but was manhandled by gronkowski, where was keller,I did see his number on the field.

  13. By GaryC on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    like I said early in season,burress,holmes, and mason have been on winning teams and the first sign of trouble the pot would begin to stir.I guess they are doing the job that rexy refuses to do.when the inmates start running the asylum,oh well.

  14. By viveca on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    The defense was gassed in the end. No wonder, the offense kept going three and out for most of the first half. Where was Keller-did he even play?

  15. By wayne on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone is gonna want to kill the OC, but that would be unfair this time……..From Sanchez on down, the offensive unit, on the field was inept. ……Good defensive effort squandered……………………The Dolphins are a godsend right now.

  16. By Ray on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Hmmmm moral victories are for teams that didn’t expect to be very good so this is just another failure. You can’t play 3 quarters against a team like NE and expect to win. NO first downs until the second quarter. And then to give up at least two drives by calling a play on third that is run two yards short of how far we needed to get. If you call a play for 4 yards when you need six and hope the guy catching it will get the other two, you have called a play that is designed to fail. I would have felt better about our performance this week but that was the worst defense in the nfl and we were only adequate…

  17. By Christopher on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Well, there is always next year, another horrible performance by the Offense and the Defnese. Although the D may have played better if the Offense could have done anything out there to maintain possession longer than 3 plays.

    I’d (Woody) fire the entire staff (from Mike T on down), except Westhoff, and make him head coach. Nothing to lose at this point and I blame Rex Ryan for not understanding the offense well enough to understand that the play calling is horrible, although both Plax and Holmes dropped passes today.

    There will not be any Superbowl, will not win the division, will not make the playoffs as a wildcard, and will not finish with a winning record. We don’t even have a QB to make a switch to provide a spark

  18. By Dave on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    This was the worst called offensive football game I have ever seen, including the AFC Championship game goal line calls of last year. Every single first down we ran off left tackle. How many 2nd and 9′s and 2nd and 10s were there in this game? We absolutely lost this game due to poor play calling, it was ours to win. I am so tired of yelling at my TV every year, but especially this year.

  19. By kw65fan on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    7 or 8 …three and out…sure does notlook like an attack offense…FIRE HIM…NOW… he has done nothing and proved nothing…no imagination at all…lucky last year with the comeback wins…starting to fizzle now. Hell with playing from behind…lets start out with a couple of td’s and field goals BEFORE the end of first half. Just disgusted with all around play calling.

  20. By Andrew on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    The jets need schotty to go in the worst way possible. The guys play calling is absolutley terrible and its time for a change in that area

  21. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Typical Jet 2011 loss: A few bright spots (McKnight, Kerley, Westerman), incredibly disappointing DL play, no hurry-up O till we’re down 2 TDs in the 4th, and of course no evidence at all that Schotty should still be around. Hey DeVito, way to go “completely shutting them down,” Green-Ellis looked like Leroy Kelly. Hey Boomer, nice call on the “Sanchez rebound,” he needed the 1st qtr to stop throwing behind his WRs as usual and would’ve had one of his most pitiful games for stats except for the meaningless last possession. We’re going nowhere if we don’t make big changes ASAP but of course we won’t, I can hear Rex now, “You gotta give ‘em credit,” etc. If not for Turner’s penalty McK would be averaging 50 per KR, as it is he’s averaging 45.

  22. By joe whalen on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    start over…Rex Ryan is a good jumpstart but Sanchez stinks… only better than 5 qbs. What a waste of a great d-fense to have him under center

  23. By Mike from NY on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    A chain is as strong as it’s weakest link. Shottie is that weak link, almost as inept as Andy Reid and Rich Cotite whereever he his. Fire him now and give Callahan a shot. Tired to see my Jets offense loaded with SB MVP’s and perenial pro bowlers go out every week and run these peewee league plays.

  24. By no one listens to Blinka on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    It makes me even more bitter that the Jets felt the need to respond to rag journalism

  25. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Typo alert, I meant to say McK would be averaging 60, meaning that if Turner had blocked instead of held McK coulda gone 80 yds with another and gotten his average even higher. I’ll give ya this, GaryC, what do McK and Kerley have in common? They come from big schools with very proven football programs, as opposed to Ducasse, Ellis, and Powell. Funny that Rex seems to have made the same mistake in this game that he admits he almost made vs. DET last yr, running just to prove we can do it. Sure running will help open up the passing game but it’s bizarre that we didn’t start throwing better and more often. Moore would not only be a better OC than Schotty, he’d teach Rex a lot about O. All Schotty teaches him is how to make excuses on Monday.

  26. By Josh on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Did anyone see the soundbites the NFL Network showed this week?

    During the Ravens game, Sanchez is on the bench and says “we have to do something, I am getting killed”. Shottenheimer says with a laugh, “that is what ice-packes are for”. I was shocked when I saw this. He MUST GO!

  27. By Renee on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    If they didnt they should have ! I have been saying it for yrs !

  28. By Clarke W. Griswald on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Kind of an eerie message. I’m not sure what to make of this?

    P.S. Fire Shotty yeterday.

  29. By westcoastJET28+ on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Usually, every year the Jets hit a skid or rather a bump in the road, I would come here and preach for all to just have faith. This year I think I finally lost it. I hate Schotty! I hate that as a fan, I know what play is going to be called as soon as they line up. I shouldn’t be able to predict every offensive play. I am no expert but, this offense is failing in my eyes.

  30. By Karan on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    I heard Derrick Mason is in trouble because of bashing Schotty. He is a godsend for bashing Schotty, hopefully after this game, Schotteheimer is out. Defense is not good as Rex says it is, the run defense cannot stop even guys like Green-Ellis. Sanchez did a nice job playing today, no turnovers. O-line got better but we need to sign more players like Shaun O’Hara or Rich Seubert. I loved the play of Jeremy Kerley and Joe McKnight tonight.

  31. By Dan on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Sanchez needs to man up. He just consistently acts like a child. Be a leader on the field. I have to say that I want to believe in the Ryan way, but I’ve begun to see the appeal in the Belichick way because quite simply, its all football, all the time. How are we going to get better for next week. The Jets need to start thinking like that.

  32. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Blinka, maybe you don’t see it ’cause you were such a great defensive player but when a team has this much talent on O but so little attack, as Mike from NY says, rumors in the press are the least of what you’re gonna get. What’s happening now is rooted largely in Rex’s shallow, one-dimensional approach as a HC, which is why I have him on the same 5-yr clock as Sanchez. He doesn’t know enough about O or think fast enough in the face of realities on the ground to get the most out of his players. Instead he stays stuck in outdated beliefs about himself and the game (“I’m not gonna change who I am” — you oughta try it, dude!) to the pt where he gets almost nothing out of great players time and time again. A mediocre coach for a mediocre team.

  33. By Traxxx on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I was hoping the statement was that he was fired!

  34. By Chicago Bob on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Schotty wont be back next year – that is a given, whether or not they can him right before the bye week is the only question. Jets offense seems to be at their best when they are in a hurry-up mode, when everything is basic however during a game, Schotty goes back to his game plan and that is when things go sour. Face it, this is not a Super Bowl team – too many holes. We need a LG and a RT on the offensive line and Devito, Pouha and Smith would not start on any quality defense. They are good role players however not starters, neither Pouha or Devito is able to collapse the pocket and as a result, we have to rely on too much blitzing. Rex needs to get a little Parcells in him and start benching players for making physical & mental mistakes.

  35. By Eli Rodriguez on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    (I POSTED THIS STATEMENT YESTERDAY AFTER THE GAME-RIGHT UNDER GREGG FROM CA AND IT NEVER MADE THE CUT WONDER WHY)……………….. I hope shotty is doing the honorable thing and cleaning out his office, if not Rex should clean his. PLEASE, BY 1′OCLOCK FIRE HIM OR SURRENDER THE SEASON. It was the special team and defensive unit that put us close enough to score- othrwise we would have never gotten there-AND THAT WAS AGAINST THE WORST RATED DEFENSIVE TEAM. ONE RECEIVER WITH 15YRS EXPERIENCE POSSIBLY COMPLAINING-I CAN SEE THAT BUT WHEN 2 OF 3 ARE SUPERBOWL CHAMPS-I GOTTA WONDER WHAT THE!

  36. By RickNap on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve been thinking for some years now that it’s time to get a new offensive coordinator. The offense has been a joke for too many years now and I can predict his play calls. I’m sick of his 4 yard passes on 3rd and 6 or 7.

  37. By GaryC on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom, I would not go as far as calling louisville a small school, remember JOHNNY U and Tom Jackson came from there,bringing up the jets D made Green-ellis look like leroy kelly,what about even Ernie Green from those Brown days.but I believe even you will agree that the Plastico, mason duo will not get it done and It is time for kerley to move ahead of stone mason.

  38. By Dino on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    shotty has to go, but it would be easier to take holmes and burris more seriously if they hung on the passes that are thrown to them more consistantly. some people talking about them looking better than they had been….come on! they had 7 3and outs against one of the worst defenses in the league!! that is no gauge! the defense at times looks like a sieve. the only bright spot is westerman and mcnight. this team has a long way to go in a murderous division. they’ll beat miami and then get praised again, but the fact is they are not very good this year!!!

  39. By Rich on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Despite the denials, Mason’s lack of playing time yesterday leads credence to the rumors. Regardless, the Jets offense will be amongst the league’s worst until Slauson and Hunter are replaced. Still, I couldn’t find a single receiver beyond the yardsticks on a third and six raising legitimate questions about Schottenheimer’s suitability. Their young defensive line has been weak against the rush and lacks a pass rushing threat. You can’t win in the NFL when you consistently lose the battles in the trenches.

  40. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Taking nothing away from Johnny U, GaryC, that’s kind of ancient history compared to today’s college football in which Bethune-Cookman, as you made reference to recently, can’t really be expected to compete with USC and TCU. I told you Kerley was a potential major weapon at WR and I thank you and others for not mentioning Brad Smith anymore, who BUF refuses to use at WR and who’s averaging less than half (22) of what McKnight is on KR. But we’ve already seen flashes of what Plax and Mason can do so while I know they’re not the future, it’s still on Rex, Schotty, and Sanchez that we can’t get the ball to them and of course to Holmes. Certainly the big mistake was not getting a vet backup C as soon as Mangold and Turner got hurt this summer.

  41. By Howie D on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I’m heartened by the chorus of fans who are now seeing what I’ve been harping on for 3 years – Shotty’s Must Go! SNY’S poll shows 66% of fans think our problem is bad play calling. From the pundits to the baby out of the womb, everyone sees the obvious, except Mang’t. Are we going to wait until the season is lost? SHOTTY’S NOT THE GUY FOR US! SHOTTY MUST GO NOW!

  42. By Ed Martinez on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    The same sentiment is on FB! The same sentiment is at the tailgates! The same sentiment is in my section, for which I paid a higher ticket price this year! The offense is pathetic and Schottenheimer has been around 6 years! The statistics dont lie. No 1st quarter points! Sanchez is a good quarterback but needs a better system to thrive. And if he doesn’t, then time to think who is next at QB. This hasbeen festering for some time & masked by the superb play of special teams and defense. Stop sugar coating it Rex. We’re not insane. Woody needs to make a decisive change here. The fans have been demanding it for quite some time.Woody is obviously a smart business man. This is NY – we need a decisive NFL owner who isn’t going to stand for this!

  43. By Howie D on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve always admired Rex for his blunt, shoot-from-the-hip honesty, but I’m not so sure if I should believe his denial that none of the named receivers has said anything to him about Shotty’s play calling. I’m just a fan and I’ve been frustrated beyond description. I can only imgaine how excruciating it must be for the players.

  44. By JS on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    And please stop this nonsense of deferring the opening kickoff so you can play defense. This offense is never going to get on track if they think the defense is going to win the game for them every week. Ryan got outcoached in every phase yesterday including the kickoff and Rex telling everyone they were going to run the ball. So what does BB do? He stacks his defense up against the run. The Jets getting the run yardage they did is a credit to Mangold and Greene, not Rex. Time to adapt.

  45. By jetsfan0523 on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    The way the Jets performed yesterday get me aggraved! They have the potential to blow things wide open but, they get themselves into a 2 score hole and have to try to dig out of it every week. This is a joke and i’m sick of it! afet week 2 of this season, schotty would have been out on his keister and Ryan should have been given a message- win games or step down! The team is visibly aggravated with the way their playing and it just seems like they are just handcuffed as to what they want to do. Rise up, jets fans and scream out loud- Sschotty must go!

  46. By Ricky mercier on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not sure what this “announcement” was all about, but I’m hoping it’s a clear-cut sign that it’s time for Schotty to move on. We’re 2-3 ladies and gentlemen, and unless we go the rest of the season undefeated, there’s a very good chance the Jets organization will be watching the playoffs from the comfort of their homes.

    Let’s think optimistically here though, Schotty aside. Playing the Dolphins next week will be an excellent springboard for success. We take that “W” and start taking advantage of that wide-out talent we got.

    I think regardless of what everybody says/thinks here, we can all agree upon one thing. It’s time for some serious changes. Whether that’s with management, play calling, or taking a different angle all together

  47. By kleckofan on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    tom 64/garyc- Don’t know how many guys on here remember Leroy Kelly, but I loved the reference, brought back 6th grade schoolyard games. Saying the O “made strides” is absolute rubbish, pure spin. The Pats D was dead last in the league! Not good enough. How many of you watched the Pack/Falcons game? I realize there is a major QB talent discrepancy between Rogers, Ryan and Sanchez, but how about the play calling?; those are coordinators! They dictate to the Defense, innovate, set up plays for later, focus on weaknesses, adjust etc etc. BTW, the OC’s were sitting in a box where they could see the game, not on the sideline! Sorry to say, Gang Green is just not that good, play all the kids for experience and draft well!

  48. By long beach mike on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Schottenheimer is totally predictable.

    The defense can not stop a run on the edges.

    Greene can’t run on the edges, only north/south. That’s fine but they then need to run it north/south. (Refer to above Schottenheimer comment)

    Sanchez….throws behind receivers or into traffic. He just isn’t that good !!!

    This may be a lllooooonnnngggg season

  49. By ann lora on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    You need to fire Shotty!!! It looks like you are trying but it’s not working!

  50. By davetharave on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    What I’m really afraid of now is laying a BIG FAT EGG against the Dolphins. It’s happened before. Someone’s gonna have a lot of ‘splainin to do if we don’t dominate Miami from first snap to last on Monday.

  51. By jetsfan0523 on Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

    Its amazing that schotty still has a job! He should just do the honorable thing and step down. He has clearly lost this team; the offense clearly has no confidence that they are being given the best chance to win. They have so much stuff in the arsenal that they make conscious choices no to use them. Why haven’t we seen Kerley run the “seminole” package? The whole purpose he was brought her was that supposedley he was better than Brad Smith. Well, I haven’t seen jack out of this kid until yesterday. Whay aren’t we seeing playaction with Joe McKnight??? Or John Connor carry the ball….the list goes on and on. C’mon guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re kidding me, right?????? Please, tell me that this isn’t the same old jets routine all over again?

  52. By rich on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    Why is Schotty not fired yet? Someone please tell me!!

  53. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    Glad you liked the Kelly reference, kleckofan, and I believe I was in 6th grade during his best year, too. That’s really who Green-Ellis reminded me of, running with speed and power both inside and outside on play after play. Definitely rubbish about the alleged “progress” we made yesterday against the worst D in the league. I guess having an actual TD drive or 2 means progress. (The TD after McKnight’s return doesn’t count as a “drive,” though it was nice to see us not have to settle for the FG.) ann lora, insofar as it looks like the offense has simply lost its enthusiasm for playing under Schotty, I agree with you about “trying” to fire him.

  54. By steven on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    the real problem is the offense isnt executing at all, they cant get it going at all so you all want to blame shotty. we have way too much talant on offense to not be able to convert on third down regardless of the play calling. the jets are droping passes,over throwing recievers,makeing too many mental mistakes such as penalties the o-line being lost without mangold sanchez playing like a rookie. we got a lot of problems on offense its not just the play calling.

  55. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    Yup, steven, our weak O is doing everything you say they’re doing…and they’re also giving up on Schotty, as jetsfan0523 says. But you’re wrong about Kerley, 0523, as Rex, Schotty, and Westy gave several reasons for picking him: (a) For KR and PR. We backed out on using him at KR but at 11 yds on PR he’s averaging up there with what Leon used to and more than Leonhard, and he’s barely gotten any chances yet. (b) To add young speed at WR, especially in the slot. Anybody who knows anything about passing could see his potential in those roles on Sunday. And thankfully, you’re not gonna see much Wildcat until (a) The O isn’t a complete disaster and (b) Schotty doesn’t feel like his job is on the line, which it will be for the rest of this yr.

  56. By Row on Oct 12, 2011 | Reply

    To whom it mat concern: Run the ball with big sets, with the FB lead blocking and very little motion.. Use every running back on the roster this week, especially Powell. Run play action passes out of the I. Throw fades to Keller. Execute the RB screen b/c every team is blitzing the crap out of Sanchez. As for Sanchez, remind him that he can and will be pulled. One more flub on a quick hit should mean bench. This is a business and he is getting paid more than 90% of the players on the team.. This CAN be fixed. Go Jets

  57. By bill on Oct 12, 2011 | Reply

    Well looks like the rumors about Mason dissing Schotty were true he is gone baby gone to the Texans for an undisclosed draft pick, my guess a 7th.

  58. By Thomas Doyle on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    I haven’t HEARD what OCHO CINCO DID BUT let’s pick him UP A.S.A.P. pay him good then WE go to the……….WAIT……………………………………………………..FOR…………………………………………………………………IT………………………………………….. SUPERBOWL ……….. SINCERLY THINK ABOUT THIS…

    Thomas Doyle

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