Mornhinweg was part of the Andy Reid staff that was fired on Black Monday after a 2012 season in which the team's offense finished 15th in the league to go with its 4-12 record. But Mornhinweg also has led an offense that finished in the top-10 in five of the past six seasons, and he's respected as a coordinator.
It also appears that the Jets' "ground and pound" offensive philosophy might be over because of Mornhinweg's experience running the West Coast offense.
As of Friday morning, the Jets were still trying to find their next offensive coordinator (after firing Sparano) and, according to the NY Daily News, former Browns coach Pat Shurmur interviewed for that spot.
Shurmur was fired by the Browns on Black Monday, but he has had success as an assistant in the past. Though he was the offensive coordinator in St. Louis from 2009-10, those teams consisted of some of the worst offenses in the league.
But Shurmur also spent a decade as the Eagles' quarterback coach helping Donovan McNabb to a productive career. Though he spent only two seasons in Cleveland, Shurmur has a higher profile now than he has ever had.
The Daily News also reported that the team earlier this week interviewed Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi, the grandson of Vince Lombardi. Others who have interviewed include Mornhinweg, former Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton -- who has taken the Colts' offensive coordinator job.
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