Rams' Vitt to interview for Jets' head coach

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Looking to replace Herman Edwards, the New York Jets are talking to Jim Haslett, Mike Tice and Joe Vitt, all of whom were head coaches in the NFL this season.

General manager Terry Bradway said Haslett, fired last week by New Orleans, spoke with Jets officials on Monday. He said the team also will talk to Tice, Minnesota's former coach, and Vitt, who went 4-7 as interim coach of the St. Louis Rams when Mike Martz left to have a heart ailment treated.

Bradway also said ex-Green Bay coach Mike Sherman might be interviewed.

Of Vitt, Bradway said: "Joe is a guy that's been in the league for 27 years. I thought he did a great job of coaching St. Louis last year; he finished 4-7, playing with the quarterback being hurt. And Joe deserves an opportunity to come in and talk."

-- AP

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