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.
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 quickly landed in St. Louis on the staff of new Rams coach Jeff Fisher.