Originally Posted by Carlton
This is awesome because it's exactly what I said to my Dad when he was getting worked up.. Schotty scripts fantastic opening drives and then it's **** the bed time. We've seen that movie before.
I hate, HATE, Schitty as much as anyone...but this is not accurate. Schitty went 19 straight games without an opening drive TD for the Jets, the scripted 15 plays that he had a week to prepare based on the film of an opponent. Schitty failed miserably as the Jets' OC on the opening drive. More often than not, the Jets' offensive gameplan appeared to be designed by their opponents' defensive coordinator. "Let's play to their strength" was Schitty's philosophy, because " it will fool them." Whoopdy fn' doo... the Rams scored on the opening drive. After that, the Jet corners were jumping routes because they knew the play. It is clear that Sparano is infinitely better than Schitty as an OC to anyone that is paying attention. Sparano's only weakness, IMO, is not knowing how to use Tebow (like letting him run somebody over to get into the endzone on 3rd and goal from the 2 yard line.) Sparano's offense creates big play opportunities every week, unfortunately, an inaccurate Mark doesn't always make the throw. Schitty rarely, or never, created big play opportunities in the passing game. Schitty called the same slants and curls over and over. The Jets' defensive backs jumped the routes they knew were coming...just like their opponents did the past few years. Schitty cost the Jets an AFC Title game in Pittsburgh with his ridiculous attempt to pick up a 3rd and 17 with a minute and a half left in the first half deep in their own territory... The correct call was to run a draw and punt. Schitty preferred to put Mark in a 7-step drop, a low reward/high risk situation, that resulted in a strip sack TD for the Steelers. This call put the Steelers up 24-0. The Jets fought back to score 19 unanswered points which would have been enough if Schitty didn't gift wrap them 7. Schitty sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!