And unfortunately his name is Brian Schottenheimer. I don't have any inside information on this, but it just makes too much sense. We promoted Nix and made our best shot at Cowher. I imagine Nix tried to get Marty to come out of retirement but when that didn't happen then there is really only one choice. And that is Brian S.
Lets face it, this isn't a new trend in Buffalo. Donahoe brings in Mularkey who he knew from Pittsburgh. Ralph brings in someone he's comfortable with in Marv Levy. Marv then brings in someone he 'knows and trusts" in Dick Jauron. So we hire a GM and Ralph again brings in someone he trusts in Buddy Nix. Is it a big shock that Buddy is going to try and bring in his best buddy Marty Schottenheimer? Then when Marty says 'no thanks', but how about my son Brian.
It is more of the same at OBD. I realize that most people (even in business) surround themselves with people they like and trust. But really courageous people, true leaders, surround themselves with winners and are not afraid to take chances on people. To bring in people that might challenge their way of thinking and stretch their minds a little bit.
But instead of that, we will get the same old thing. The same old safe way, go with who you know and who you trust. I've read a lot on Brian Schottenheimer and I am not overly impressed. I am not sure how he's so qualified for a head coach position. What exactly is his great accomplishment as a coordinator? The best thing I can tell is that he helped develop Drew Brees. But I don't think he can take all of the credit for that. I am not at all impressed at what he's done with the Jets.
I think Brian Schottenheimer will be the choice. And it is a VERY, INCREDIBLY, predictable and uninspired choice.