I'm just looking at this as an addition by subtraction in regards to Sparano in replace of Shotty.
2006: 25th in total offense, 18th in points.
2007: 26th in total offense, 25th in points.
2008: 16th in total offense, 9th in points.
2009: 20th in total offense, 17th in points.
2010: 11th in total offense, 13th in points.
2011: 25th in total offense, 13th in points.
After 6 seasons, Shooty's offenses averaged out to 20th in total offense and 15th in scoring.
QB's such as Pennington and Favre had much better seasons the following year after leaving Shotty's offense.
Pennington (2006 and 2007 combined): 492/745, 66%, 5,418 yards, 27 TD's/25 INT's, QB rating of 83.8.
Pennington (2007 with the Dolphins): 321/476, 68.8%, 3,653 yards, 19 TD's/7 INT's, QB rating of 97.4 inside of a completely different offense/playbook.
Favre (2008): 343/522, 65.7%, 3,472 yards, 22 TD's/22 INT's, QB Rating of 81.0.
Favre: (2009): 363/531, 68.4%, 4,202 yards, 33 TD's/7 INT's, QB Rating of 107.2 inside of a completely different offense/playbook.
Now it's time to see if Sanchez can continue this streak of having a better season following an offensive coordinator change from Shotty Jr.
Now, I'm not blaming everything on Shotty either. As a Jets fan, I understand that Shotty was thrown under bad situations as an offensive coordinator. Forced to work with a limited QB in Pennington (due to shoulder injuries) during his first two seasons as OC. An awful Kellen Clemens starting under center for 7 games during 2007 didn't help his situation at all. An aging Favre who played the last couple of weeks hurt wasn't an ideal situation for Shotty's offense of 2008. A rookie in Sanchez created for the 4th QB in as many seasons as offensive coordinator etc, etc.
I just feel that it's time for a change of direction in regards to our offense, because whatever Shotty was doing (in my eyes awful situational play calling) wasn't working. We'll soon find out a lot in regards to Shotty in St.Louis and Sanchez with Sparano.