the oakland job comparison is more than a bit unfair. first off, tampa won the sb because chuckie knew what plays the raiders were going to run. it also didn't help that the raider players partied a bit too hard before the game. and where is the wunderkind gruden now? he got canned from tampa and is now a talking head. the bottom line is you really can't separate the success of callahan from the success that gruden had with the raiders.
as for nebraska, true enough about callahan's record but wasn't nebraska on probation during that time? there are other reasons why teams don't do well besides coaching.
i'm not 100% behind callahan. compared to what the jets currently have, he's way better though.
[QUOTE=SONNY WERBLIN;4298431]I posted this elswwhere earlier today.
At Nebraska his teams went 27-22 in his 4 years as HC. His best record was 9-5 and Nebraska finished under .500 twice. In the 4 years before Callahan Nebraska was 38-16 with a best record of 11-2, winning 10 or more games 3 times. In the 4 years since he's left Nebraska the Cornhuskers are 38-16 (again) winning 10 or more games twice with a chance to make it 3 times with a win in this years bowl game against South Carolina.
So, basicailly he failed at Nebraska. The Program was better before he arrived and returned to it's level of play after he left.
On to Oakland.
He was the OC from 1998-2001, but Chuckie ran the O and made the play calls. That changed in 2002 when Chuckie left for TB and Callahan became HC. As HC Callahan (like Chuckie before him) called the plays and ran the O. Under Callahan, in 2002, Rich Gannon was MVP, the Raiders finished 12-4 and went to the SB where they were thoroughly dismantled by Chuchie's Bucs 48-21. In 2003 the wheels fell off and the Raiders finished 4-12, Callahan was fired.
So, Bill Callahan has only had one successful season running a team/offense, and many believe (me included) that the success he had in 2002 was on the fumes of Chuckie which were exhausted when Callahan met Chuckie in the SB.
IMO Callahan would be a poor choice as OC. What the Jets need is a coach with a track record of success as an OC. And that's not Callahan.[/QUOTE]