Schotty needs Hail Mary to save his job

Relationship with Rex has always been odd, but losses could finally cost embattled OC

Updated: December 29, 2011, 1:04 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was asked a direct question Wednesday about Brian Schottenheimer's job security, and he did what he does best: He made it about him.

"The criticism should be on me," said Ryan, dancing around the topic.

Easy for Ryan to say; his job isn't on the line. It's a different story for his embattled offensive coordinator, who, from all indications, needs a Hail Mary to save his job.

Schottenheimer received a contract extension last offseason ...

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