Tag:Brian Schottenheimer
Posted on: October 9, 2009 11:22 am
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On The Record: Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer

After Braylon Edwards was acquired by the Jets from the Browns, many of us had questions about when he'd be a regular part of the New York offense. While a receiver traded at mid-season typically does not produce big numbers right away, Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer believes that his new offensive weapon will be a factor sooner than later.

As provided to the media by the Jets, here is a transcript of Schottenheimer's media session following the Edwards trade.


On what Braylon Edwards will be able to do in Monday Night's game ...

It is interesting because he has a pretty good grasp of what we're doing. It's probably a unique situation. The coordinator two years ago in Cleveland, Rob Chudzinski, comes from San Diego. We were in San Diego together. A lot of the terminology, some of it is identical; a lot of it is close. With (Cleveland offensive coordinator) Brian Daboll leaving here and going to Cleveland, he kept some of the things. It is amazing, even in the walk-thru, going through some things with Braylon (Edwards) and Mark (Sanchez), little code words and tags like, 'Hey, you want to me to poster this?' It was like, wow, he knows that. Really sharp guy. He's ahead just because when we call things, he's heard it called before. It's not 100 percent, but there is quite a bit of carryover.

On if it will be a limited package for Edwards on Monday ...

No. As of today, we still need to add a few more plays for the red zone stuff tomorrow. Where he is at today, there is nothing that we have to worry about. There will be some things, I'm sure, during the course of games and that is where the other guys will help him.

On if Edwards makes his job easier ...
 
Anytime you have a receiver of his quality, a guy with the type of size and agility he has, it's another weapon. Even when he (looks) covered, it doesn't mean he is covered. They were doing some one-on-ones today. I looked down there and there were some deep balls and the guy kind of draped all over him and he was able to elevate and make the play. He's a guy that has instant credibility because he has produced in the league, with the (16) touchdowns he had two years ago. A number of 80-plus catch years. It's somebody else that they have to be mindful of when they're scouting us.

On if Edwards gives the Jets a chance to throw more fade routes ...

I think so. There are a lot of things that we can do with him, but that is something that I think he has a great ability to do, just elevate above people. That shows up on the film when you look at it.

On how this changes how defenses will defend against the team ...

They will take Braylon into account. He's earned that. I do think people look at the Jets offense and say, 'Ok, we want to stop the running game and get after Mark.' I think people will take it into consideration but if everybody changes the way they play, I think that remains to be seen. He's a guy that they'll be aware of where he is at. 'Ok, he's in the game, he's not in the game.' That helps you.

On Edwards' dropped passes ...

I looked at his catches from last year, I believe. As far as the dropped passes, I have no idea. I haven't studied or looked at it.

On how Edwards looked [Wednesday] and if he dropped any passes ...

He did really good. I think there was one (dropped pass) but it was a little high. If you ask Braylon, he'll say he should have caught it. If you ask Mark, he'd probably say he should have thrown it a little lower. He did a really have good day. We're excited about it.

On how rare it is for someone like Edwards to be traded in Week 4 ...

Nothing surprises me anymore in this business. We were in a situation in San Diego where we acquired Keenan McCardell, a very established receiver, around week four or five. We were playing Carolina. It was a similar thing. I don't know if we had an injury or not, but we brought him in and he went out and had five or six catches in the first game. In this business, nothing surprises you. There have been situations similar to this, not identical, that had great results.



 
 
 
 
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