The Jets plan to fire offensive coordinator Tony Sparano following the team's dismal offensive performance this season, according to an ESPN report. Sparano was hired last offseason after being fired as head coach of the Dolphins, but the Jets finished 30th in total offense and were unable to produce much from the wildcat package Sparano had success with in Miami.
Of course, part of the offense's troubles can be traced to the quarterback position, where Mark Sanchez struggled and neither Greg McElroy nor Tim Tebow showed much in limited action. Sanchez returned to his starting role for Sunday's finale against the Bills due to McElroy's concussion, and he continued to cough up the ball, turning it over twice (one interception, one fumble) in New York's 28-9 loss.
"This game was a microcosm right here of everything we’ve done this year," linebacker Calvin Pace said after the Jets fell to 6-10. "I know those guys [on offense] are trying. It’s one of those things, man, when you’re dealing with professional football and the best of the best, trying isn’t good enough -- trying will get everybody fired."
Said coach Rex Ryan: "The future is going to be addressed at a different time. ... Six wins isn't up to anybody's expectations, for this team and certainly not mine."
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