Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Report: Sparano to Raiders
By Rich Cimini
Tony Sparano, one-and-done as the Jets' offensive coordinator, was hired Wednesday by the Raiders as their assistant head coach/offensive line, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
In a span of 13 months, Sparano has gone from a head coach (Dolphins) to a coordinator to a line coach. In one year under Sparano, the Jets sunk to 30th in total offense, leading to his dismissal after the season. The Jets replaced him by hiring former Eagles coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, although they have yet to formally announce it.
Now the question is, will any free agents follow Sparano to Oakland? The Jets' starting guards, Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson, both will be free agents. So will TE Dustin Keller and RB Shonn Greene.