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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Poll: Sparano good or bad for Jets' offense?

By James Walker

By now most of you are aware that former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano will replace Brian Schottenheimer next season as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets. The Jets officially announced the move Wednesday afternoon.

In our latest SportsNation poll, we ask our AFC East community if this was a good decision or bad decision by the Jets?

Sparano has a lot of knowledge about the AFC East. He was head coach of the Dolphins for four years and knows the Dolphins, New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills very well. Sparano also is well-respected by players and coaches and should be able to clean up the toxic locker room in New York. So was it a good hire?

Or is Sparano too conservative like Schottenheimer? Miami's offenses gradually got worse in Sparano's four years with the Dolphins and were ranked No. 22 in the NFL last season. He also was notorious for settling for field goals and not being aggressive. Most importantly, Sparano failed to develop young quarterback Chad Henne.  Now he'll try to develop Mark Sanchez. Will it work?

Using our SportsNation poll, vote on whether you approve or disapprove of Sparano running the Jets’ offense in 2012. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.