From the deepest, darkest recesses of the Internet comes a rumour of such delicious ridiculousness that it Just. Might. Work. With offensive (some would say very offensive) coordinator Brian Schottenheimer amongst the top candidates for the Jaguars Head Coaching gig, and a potential non-returnee in any event, thoughts wander to potential replacements, with no obvious candidates – until now.
It is being reported that former Miami Head Coach Tony Sparano and former Kansas City Head Coach Todd Haley, good friends from at least as far back as their time together on the Cowboys’ staff, are prepared to package themselves together as an Offensive Crack Team, splitting responsibilities between rushing (Sparano – line coach for the Cowboys in a previous life) and passing (Haley – Arizona’s OC during Kurt Warner’s almost-glorious swansong) in a wholesale solution.
With Matt Cavanaugh reportedly on the outs and Bill Callahan out of contract, this leaves only the role of Anthony Lynn as a potential issue – one easily resolved if he is tabbed as Sparano’s right hand man, a position likely to lead to OC interviews in future years, on other teams.
Both Haley and Sparano are take-no-prisoners types, perhaps the hard line approach the Jets offense requires and which Rex Ryan cannot fulfil without engaging further on that side of the ball. Each man would demand respect and hold his charges responsible, a necessary change in dynamic.
It is an intriguing possibility, and if nothing else would address our clear deficiencies in field goal celebration!