We need Tom Tupa Posted December 8, 2008 Report Share Posted December 8, 2008 http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/12/08/...-browns-report/ Former Browns/Chiefs/Redskins/Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer responded on Monday to an ESPN report linking him to the looming vacancy in Cleveland. During an interview with Adam Schein of Sirius NFL Radio, Schottenheimer said, ”I don’t ever say ‘never’ if I don’t have to but I don’t see it as being likely. . . . I really don’t. I’ve made a major change in my life and, again, the only thing I always say, Adam, as a caveat, I don’t ever make a decision if I don’t have to and thus I haven’t made one.” If Schottenheimer returns to the game, he might be doing it in part to wash the bad taste of his most recent experience out of his mouth. “That was an anomaly,” he said of his tenure with the Chargers, which saw him fired after a 14-2 season. “That was an aberration. That was particular to the organization. . . . My issues in San Diego were because of the people in the front office that I could not interact with.” Schottenheimer also said that he doesn’t need complete control over the roster, although in our view it was the lack of such control that set the stage for his troubles with Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith. And Schottenheimer wouldn’t rule out assuming a Bill Parcells-type role, possibly in a situation that would allow him to work with protege Bill Cowher. “Bill and I have remained very very close friends throughout our NFL careers and it goes back to when he was a player and I was an assistant,” Schottenheimer said. “I would be less than candid if I didn’t say that that is, at the very least, intriguing. But there are so many movable parts there it would be like a Rubik’s cube.” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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