Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Jets interview QB coach Lee
By Rich Cimini
On his first day on the job, new Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano reached into his past to interview a potential staff member. He met Wednesday with former Dolphins QB coach David Lee, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Lee spent three seasons on Sparano's staff in Miami (2008-2010) before moving on last year to become the offensive coordinator at Ole Miss. In 2008, Lee was named "Innovator of the Year" by the Sporting News for introducing the Wildcat offense to the NFL.
Lee's presence doesn't bode well for current QB coach Matt Cavanaugh, who has one year left on his contract and is being evaluated. Sparano met with Cavanaugh, one of three holdovers from the previous offensive staff. The others are RBs coach Anthony Lynn and TEs coach Mike Devlin. All three are under contract for 2012.
The Bills also are showing interest in Lee.
Meanwhile, former coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is drawing interesting from Alabama, according to Al.com. Nick Saban is looking for an offensive coordinator and he's expected to meet with Schottenheimer. Schottenheimer was in New Orleans for the BCS championship game and was expected to meet Wednesday in Alabama with Saban, Al.com reported.