Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Report: Jets won't land Todd Haley
By James Walker
It appears Tony Sparano is on his own with the New York Jets next season.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports former Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley will not join the Jets as a passing game coordinator. Haley recently met with the Jets to see if he can assist Sparano, who was named offensive coordinator.
Pursuing Haley made sense. Sparano's experience is tied more with the offensive line and the running game. Haley could have helped New York quarterback Mark Sanchez develop, as well as the passing attack.
But the brunt of that now falls on Sparano, who has had mixed results with quarterbacks as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Former second-round pick Chad Henne never reached his potential in Miami under Sparano. However, Matt Moore came off the bench this past season and put up career numbers.