Friday, September 4, 2009

The Turk Is Going After More Than Just Players This Week

Evidently this is what's hot right now in the NFL:

In a press conference that streamed via the team's official web site roughly as well as the team's offense executed its mission during the preseason, the Buffalo Bills confirmed that offensive coordinator Turk Schonert has been ousted from his position.

"Today we removed Turk Schonert and relieved him of his responsibilities as our offensive coordinator," coach Dick Jauron said. "[Quarterbacks coach] Alex Van Pelt will assume the play calling duties and [running backs coach] Eric Studesville will continue as our run game coordinator and we'll obviously move forward as quickly and as well as we possibly can from here. Nothing that we had planned on obviously, nothing that was enjoyable in any way shape or form, but that's what occurred."

Jauron said that the decision was his and his alone.

"I wasn't thinking about firing him three days ago," Jauron said. "I wasn't thinking about it two weeks ago. And when you start thinking about it, I think you need to move on it and do something. So when I started thinking about it I gave it a good deal of thought and did it. Clearly I believe it's the right thing to do. It's painful for him and for his family and for the organization to go through it, but it was just a decision I needed to make I felt, and made it."

Jauron also said that Schonert will not be remaining with the team.

We kinda saw this after the season started last year with Ted Cottrell fired as Defensive Coordintor in San Dieogo and Brian Stewart demoted from Defensive Coordinator in Dallas. Still firing a coordinator a week before the regular season has got to be unprecedented and for it to happen on three different teams is definitely shocking. But I guess that's why they call it a copy cat league.

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