Thursday, December 31, 2009

No Marty Schottenheimer

He is 66 and staying off the sidelines:

Schottenheimer has said repeatedly that he has no desire to return to coaching, but I spoke with him briefly this afternoon to ask specifically about his ties to Nix and the Bills’ coaching job in particular. Schottenheimer said no way.

“I don’t see any way I’ll be back in coaching,” he said during a brief telephone interview this afternoon. “I’ve got a full plate as it is right now. My frequent flier miles are as high as they’ve ever been.”

Schottenheimer, one of the most successful coaches in NFL history, said the desire to return to the sidelines is not there. “We spent a good 30 years at it,” he said, “but now we’re enjoying the spoils of that.”

Given the family ties between Schottenheimer and Nix – who worked together in San Diego – some believe Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer could be in the mix for Buffalo’s job, which is held by interim coach Perry Fewell entering Week 17 after Dick Jauron was fired earlier in the season. As I reported earlier this week, the Bills are essentially re-starting their coaching search after being unable to land a top candidate like Mike Shanahan or Jon Gruden.

That search could take several weeks, according to a source with knowledge of the process, and will include a thorough interviewing of several prospects, particularly once the season ends and candidates already on NFL teams become eligible to interview.

1 comment:

  1. Just like Nick Saban wasn't going to be the coach at Alabama. I'd say Marty has the job if he wants it also Ron Rivera comes to mind. Brian Billick won a Super Bowl and he's the least talked about guy out there. He's got as many rings as Gruden and Cowher.