ST. LOUIS (AP) Brian Schottenheimer is trying to treat the St. Louis Rams' game against his former team, the New York Jets, this weekend as just another game.
"I want to win because it's the next game and we need to get to four wins," the Rams' offensive coordinator said. "It's fun to compete against your friends, but (the games) are all the same."
It's hard to imagine, however, that Schottenheimer - in the first season of a second stint with St. Louis (3-5-1) - wouldn't take extra pleasure in watching his offense have a big day against New York, where he spent the previous six seasons.
The 39-year old Schottenheimer and the Jets had a mutual parting of the ways after last season. Schottenheimer was severely criticized in 2011 for inconsistencies in the offense and the lack of progress by quarterback Mark Sanchez. The Jets finished the season 8-8 and were 25th overall in total offense.
Schottenheimer, the son of former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer, quickly landed in St. Louis ...