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Jets fire offensive coordinator Tony Sparano

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 8, 2013 at 11:34 am •  Published: January 8, 2013
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Ryan admitted that Sparano had unusual circumstances to deal with, particularly when receiver Santonio Holmes and tight end Dustin Keller got hurt.

"From a personnel standpoint, this was not the team we thought we'd have all season," Ryan said while also praising Sparano for his diligence.

"I want to be more of an unpredictable offense. As hard as we are to attack defensively, I want to be offensively."

Ryan believes Pettine will be some team's defensive coordinator next season. He said there are viable candidates among his defensive assistants to replace Pettine, but did not guarantee anyone would be elevated.

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