cam cameron, former head coach miami dolphins, former o.c. baltimore ravens
cameron was fired by the ravens with only 3 weeks remaining in the season this year. while he helped develop joe flacco into a just off the top tier qb (people can think what they want about flacco, but if you've seen him play in the playoffs this year, he's on the verge of breaking through big time...he's play extremely well) and helped ray rice become a superstar back in this league. still, cameron's offense is a little inconsistent. too many times the ravens offense would go drive after drive without getting any kind of rhythm going. cameron was heavily criticized for his lack of use of rice this year, which is partly what got him fired. to me, cameron is an okay coordinator....but not the guy the jets should be looking at.
marty mornhinweg, former head coach detroit lions, former o.c. philadelphia eagles
Mornhinweg was recently let go by the philadelphia eagles as they cleaned house after a 4-12 season. while the eagles had a pretty dynamic offense the last few years with mornhinweg as o.c., this isn't a route i'd go either. mornhinweg had players like jeremy maclin, deasean jackson, lesean mccoy, and michael vick to lead the offense, and yet the eagles were unable to win a playoff game with these guys. again, mornhinweg's offense was too inconsistent, never really giving mccoy the ball enough at times. far too pass happy. now, in a passing league, some might say that's a good thing...for me, you need to be balanced. a little run...a little pass. mix it up. plus, and i'll be fair here.....i can't get past mornhinweg not taking the ball in overtime when he was head coach of the lions years ago. he chose to "take the wind" on a blustery day in chicago. the bears got the ball first, drove the field and won the game. the lions never saw the ball. to me, that screams of incompetency at the coaching position.
pep hamilton, stanford universtity offensive coordinator
Hamilton is the most fascinating of the three candidates by far. Hamilton is a former coach of the jets (QB COACH 2004, WR COACH 2005) BUT HIS WORK AS O.C. UNDER JIM HARBAUGH AT STANFORD THE LAST FEW YEARS IS WHAT IS REALLY INTRIGUING. GRANTED, HAMILTON HAD ANDREW LUCK AS HIS Q.B. his first year there, and andrew luck was about as good an nfl prospect as you can have to play qb. still, after luck graduated and went to the nfl, the stanford offense never missed a beat this year. the cardinal continued to use the running game and nuggets of the west coast offense to get themselves a rose bowl berth this year, upsetting #1 ranked oregon while doing so. hamilton is young, innovative and seems to have some fresh ideas coming with him. of these three, hamilton is by far the most intriguing candidate. if he wants the job, the jets should jump on it.
Once again, I'll say I don't think anyone gets this job until a g.m. is in place and has a chance to talk to them as well. Until that happens, we still have some time to wait and we will see if the jets interview anyone else for the position.