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January 29, 1991 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer Daily News columnist Stan Hochman contributed to this report
The four-man line, the blitz and the Eagles' attacking style of defense are not following ex-Eagles coaches Buddy Ryan and Jeff Fisher out of Veterans Stadium. That much became etched in stone yesterday when Rich Kotite, the Birds' new boss, named Bud Carson as his defensive coordinator. "I've known and respected Buddy Ryan and his defensive schemes for some time," said Carson, who was fired as the Cleveland Browns' head coach after a 2-7 start in this, his second season. "So, what he's done there, and what Jeff did, I'd like to take and keep.
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March 31, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Citing his health, St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Bud Carson has retired for a second time. Carson, who turns 67 next month, said asthma was forcing him to step down and return home to Sarasota, Fla. He was lured out of retirement by Rams coach Dick Vermeil last year, and the team's defense improved in 25 of 28 categories. "I cannot give this job what I feel the job demands," said Carson, who initially retired when he stepped down as the Eagles' defensive coordinator after the 1994 season.
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December 8, 2005 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Bud Carson, the innovative architect of Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" defense who later served as defensive coordinator for the Eagles under Rich Kotite, died yesterday. He was 74. Carson, who had been ill with emphysema, died at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Carson was the Steelers' defensive coordinator from 1972 to '77, and shaped a defense led by Joe Greene, Jack Ham and Jack Lambert into one of the best in NFL history. During that time, the Steelers won two Super Bowl titles under coach Chuck Noll and went on to win another two after Carson left.
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March 31, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bud Carson, who was lured out of retirement by St. Louis coach Dick Vermeil and named the Rams' defensive coordinator a year ago, retired yesterday because of health concerns. Carson, formerly the Eagles' defensive coordinator, had been an NFL coach for 24 years, and he put together the "Steel Curtain" defense for Pittsburgh's Super Bowl champions of the mid-1970s as their defensive coordinator. Carson, who will turn 67 next month, quit because asthma was slowing him down. "It's not a big health thing, but you have to go full speed to get things done in a competitive environment like the NFL," Carson said.
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January 16, 1991 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Bud Carson's name has been added to Rich Kotite's list of candidates to replace Jeff Fisher as Eagles defensive coordinator, two coaching sources said last evening. Carson, who was fired as the Cleveland Browns' head coach midway through their 3-13 season, did not return a phone call to his hotel room in St. Petersburg, Fla., last evening. A woman identifying herself as his wife, Linda, would not confirm or deny her husband's interest in joining his good friend, Kotite, in Philadelphia.
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December 8, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bud Carson, 75, a former Eagles defensive coordinator, the architect of Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" defense, and a head coach of the Cleveland Browns, died yesterday. Mr. Carson, who had been ill with emphysema, died at his home, according to his wife's employer, TV station WWSB. Mr. Carson was the Eagles' defensive coordinator from 1991 to 1994 under head coach Rich Kotite. In 1991, Mr. Carson helped craft one of the best defenses in NFL history. The Birds became just the fifth NFL team to be ranked No. 1 vs. the run, No. 1 vs. the pass, and No. 1 overall.
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November 8, 1993 | By Gwen Knapp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bud Carson, mentor of the Eagles' defense, looked more weary than half his players after yesterday's 16-3 loss to the Phoenix Cardinals. "I've never had this happen to me in football," he said. "I've only had two losing seasons in my life, not counting strike seasons. " The Eagles are only 4-4, but yesterday's loss was their fourth straight and one of the ugliest in recent history. Forget that rookie Ron Moore ran as if he were Emmitt Smith. Forget that on the Cardinals' one touchdown, quarterback Chris Chandler played as if he were Randall Cunningham.
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August 31, 1994 | By Gwen Knapp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Greg Townsend came to his first Eagles training camp this summer and thought he had landed in NASA headquarters. He had just left the world of the Los Angeles Raiders, who liked their defenses straightforward. Sure, the Raiders had a big, fat playbook, even thicker, in fact, than the one passed out to the Eagles. "But to be honest with you," the veteran defensive end said, "we hardly ever cracked it open. " Then he showed up at his first defensive team meeting as an Eagle "and we went through page after page after page.
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September 2, 1993 | By Gwen Knapp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For years, the Eagles have been defined by their defense. Now, that unit lacks definition. Barely a week before the season opener, Bud Carson couldn't say which style the team would adopt. "It's very unpredictable," said the man who has coordinated the Eagles' defense for two remarkable seasons. "Some days, we look great, and then the next day, we'll look horrible. We have a lot of adjustments to make, and it's going to take some time. " Perhaps the most promising sign so far has been the preseason play of linebacker Seth Joyner.
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January 22, 2012
With Steve Spagnuolo off to New Orleans, and an Eagles contingent of coaches and scouts expected to be in nearby Mobile, Ala., on Monday for Senior Bowl practice, it's starting to look as if the Eagles have settled on a defensive coordinator. He has prior experience as a coordinator. His defense ranked eighth-best in yards allowed and 10th in points surrendered last season. Yes, Eagles fans, meet your (not-so) new defensive coordinator - Juan Castillo! A tire deflates.
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December 12, 2010 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
It is December, when the weather turns cold and football is all about stout defense and power running games and grinding it out in the elements. Right? That is the common wisdom, but these are uncommon times in the NFL. As the Eagles prepare for the fascinating final quarter of a fascinating 2010 season, it is worth taking note of just how uncommon. Normally, you'd be very concerned about the absence of cornerback Asante Samuel for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
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December 8, 2005 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Bud Carson, the innovative architect of Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" defense who later served as defensive coordinator for the Eagles under Rich Kotite, died yesterday. He was 74. Carson, who had been ill with emphysema, died at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Carson was the Steelers' defensive coordinator from 1972 to '77, and shaped a defense led by Joe Greene, Jack Ham and Jack Lambert into one of the best in NFL history. During that time, the Steelers won two Super Bowl titles under coach Chuck Noll and went on to win another two after Carson left.
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December 8, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bud Carson, 75, a former Eagles defensive coordinator, the architect of Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" defense, and a head coach of the Cleveland Browns, died yesterday. Mr. Carson, who had been ill with emphysema, died at his home, according to his wife's employer, TV station WWSB. Mr. Carson was the Eagles' defensive coordinator from 1991 to 1994 under head coach Rich Kotite. In 1991, Mr. Carson helped craft one of the best defenses in NFL history. The Birds became just the fifth NFL team to be ranked No. 1 vs. the run, No. 1 vs. the pass, and No. 1 overall.
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October 13, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Despite a 5-0 start, St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz was so worried about his team's defense that he tried to coax Bud Carson out of retirement to serve as co-defensive coordinator. Moreover, the former Eagles defensive coordinator accepted the job. However, health concerns forced him to change his mind earlier this week. "I think maybe I was kidding myself," said Carson, 69, who left the Rams three years ago because of health reasons and wanted a clean bill of health before returning.
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May 4, 2000 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
In the book world, it's publish or perish. In coaching, it's adjust or perish. Bob Seddon last weekend completed his 30th season as the University of Pennsylvania's baseball coach. "To survive, you have to stay with the times," Seddon said yesterday. "The older you get, the more set in your ways you get. If you do that in coaching, you've got a problem. " Seddon (552-479-11) says baseball has changed in many ways since he started at Penn. Some changes he can handle, others aggravate him. For example, he does not favor catchers leaving their larger masks on when tagging out runners at the plate.
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March 31, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Citing his health, St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Bud Carson has retired for a second time. Carson, who turns 67 next month, said asthma was forcing him to step down and return home to Sarasota, Fla. He was lured out of retirement by Rams coach Dick Vermeil last year, and the team's defense improved in 25 of 28 categories. "I cannot give this job what I feel the job demands," said Carson, who initially retired when he stepped down as the Eagles' defensive coordinator after the 1994 season.
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March 31, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bud Carson, who was lured out of retirement by St. Louis coach Dick Vermeil and named the Rams' defensive coordinator a year ago, retired yesterday because of health concerns. Carson, formerly the Eagles' defensive coordinator, had been an NFL coach for 24 years, and he put together the "Steel Curtain" defense for Pittsburgh's Super Bowl champions of the mid-1970s as their defensive coordinator. Carson, who will turn 67 next month, quit because asthma was slowing him down. "It's not a big health thing, but you have to go full speed to get things done in a competitive environment like the NFL," Carson said.
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December 4, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Randall Cunningham, you're on. The Minnesota Vikings' playoff hopes are riding on the former Eagles quarterback, who is their starter now that Brad Johnson has been ruled out for the season with a herniated disc in his neck. Johnson is scheduled to have a pea-sized portion of the injured disk removed in surgery this morning. The bulge has caused weakness in his throwing hand, a condition that has worsened steadily since he first woke up with pain in his neck before Monday's 27-11 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
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December 4, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson will miss the rest of the season with a herniated disk, forcing Randall Cunningham into a starting lineup for the first time since 1995. The decision was made yesterday after Johnson met with neurosurgeon Gaylon Rockswold, who recommended surgery. Johnson, 29, is expected to be ready for the team's minicamp in May. The injury comes at a bad time for the Vikings, who have lost three straight games and are 8-5. They are at San Francisco (11-2)
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