Found November 26, 2011 on The Jets Blog:
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I’m back with a little more perspective today on leak of the Jets extension of Brian Schottenheimer last offseason.  I get why the team did it .. it was a pragmatic thing to do (in the larger scheme of things) with very little financial downside.  Still, hiding it from the public was a poor decision. In Schotty’s Case A One Year Extension is Basically a Vote of No Confidence – Let’s keep Pettine out of this since there’s no sense that he’s in the same predicament that Schotty is in.  In Schotty’s case, a one-year extension is bad news.  A deal with an extra year remaining has very little financial impact on the team.  It’s a message to Schotty that they aren’t rushing to keep him around five more years. Regardless of Business Practicality It Still Looks Bad, Worse Since it was Kept Quiet – No matter how one slices it, at the end of the day it’s an extension.  The public will perceive a one-year extension, no matter how benign that may be … as what it actually is.  To us fans,
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