Saturday, September 5, 2009
Schonert: Jauron 'wants a Pop Warner offense'
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Turk Schonert doesn't sound too broken up over not having to work for Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron anymore.
Schonert, fired Friday morning as Bills offensive coordinator, told Buffalo's CBS affiliate he and Jauron had serious philosophical differences.
"He told me the offense wasn't simple enough for him," Schonert told WIVB. "We had too many formations, too many plays. I didn't simplify it to his liking.
"He wants a Pop Warner offense. He limited me in formations and limited me in plays. He's been on my back all offseason."
The Bills' first-team offense failed to score a touchdown throughout the preseason and no unit scored a touchdown in the last two games. Jauron waited until a day after their final exhibition -- 10 days before the season opener against the New England Patriots -- to fire Schonert.
Meanwhile, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Bills owner Ralph Wilson summoned Jauron, new play-caller Alex Van Pelt, running game coordinator Eric Studesville and chief operating officer Russ Brandon to his Michigan home for a meeting to discuss the team's direction.