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“We’ll be able to help Mark in a lot of ways,” Sparano said. “Once he gets in here, we’ll through some of the basics and fundamentals at the position and go from there.”

As far as the negative talk in the locker room about Sanchez, and rifts that involved wide receiver Santonio Holmes and the offensive line, Sparano isn’t concerned.

“I’m kind of a show-me guy,” he said. “This is a show-me business, a show-me game. Once the players get here, it’ll be a blank piece of paper as far as I’m concerned. And I think that’s a positive. Sometimes, change is good.”

Sparano’s Dolphins teams were perhaps the league’s biggest proponents of using the wildcat offense with running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. Schottenheimer liked to use it some, too, with Brad Smith the last few seasons and Jeremy Kerley this past season, but there’s a good chance the wildcat will be seen more frequently under Sparano.

The 50-year-old Sparano is a first-time offensive coordinator, but did make play calls while he was in Dallas in 2006 and said he was always involved in the offensive meetings during his nearly four seasons in Miami.

“We hired Tony because of what he brings to the table,” Ryan said. “Tony is a guy I have extreme confidence in. I have complete confidence in Tony.”

Even though Ryan said that he wanted to be more involved in the offense, he will allow Sparano to have full control _ just as Schottenheimer did.

“We don’t want me coaching the offense,” Ryan said. “I’m not going to all of the sudden think I’m Don Coryell. I’m not going to hold him back.”

Notes: Former Chiefs coach Todd Haley visited the Jets on Thursday for a possible spot on the offensive staff under Sparano, but Tannenbaum said it was “hard to say” what would come of their meeting. … Callahan was hired by Dallas on Thursday to be the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Besides Schottenheimer and Callahan, Tannenbaum said wide receivers coach Henry Ellard and outside linebackers coach Jeff Weeks would not be back. … Former Raiders wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal was hired for the same position with the Jets on Friday.