January 4, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and his son Blake, the team's linebackers coach won't be returning to the Rams next season, according to an ESPN.com report. Williams has not yet been reinstated by the NFL after he was suspended indefinitely in Marchfor his part in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. In a related story, the league has reportedly begun discussing the reinstatements of New Orleans coach Sean Payton and Gregg Williams, who was the Saints defensive coordinator from 2009-2011, when the bounty scandal allegedly took place.
January 17, 2009 |
Dallas fired defensive coordinator Brian Stewart after two seasons, the Cowboys announced yesterday. Stewart coached the San Diego Chargers' secondary for three seasons before following coach Wade Phillips to Dallas. He also spent two seasons as a defensive assistant with the Houston Texans. Though Stewart had the title of defensive coordinator with the Cowboys, his actual responsibilities were unclear. Phillips, a former defensive coordinator, sometimes took over play-calling duties and other times left it unclear who was making the defensive decisions.
October 25, 2007 |
A.J. Feeley sat at his locker yesterday before the Eagles practiced, reading the messages on his BlackBerry. The news wasn't good. Wildfires were taking out houses all around one of his Southern California properties, on a golf course in Rancho Santa Fe. "I'm over it," Feeley said. "It is what it is. " All across the NFL yesterday, people were making contingency plans. Certainly, the San Diego Chargers were most affected. The fires, team president Dean Spanos said, directly affected at least 40 employees, including players, and the Chargers had to move to Arizona on Tuesday for the week of practice.
January 18, 2007 |
Marty Schottenheimer will return as coach of the San Diego Chargers next season, but turned down a 1-year extension for 2008 worth $4.5 million. Three days after the talented Chargers melted down in a 24-21 playoff loss to New England, team president Dean Spanos announced that the embattled coach would be back for the final year of his contact. Speculation grew following Sunday's loss that Schottenheimer might be fired due in part to the front office's expectations of a Super Bowl run, and to the coach's icy relationship with general manager A.J. Smith.
December 25, 2002 |
To Eagles fans, heaven these days looks a lot like San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, site of Super Bowl XXXVII. Suffice it to say that Qualcomm is viewed a little less favorably out West. The Chargers, who call it home, say it's an unsuitable place for an NFL franchise, a stadium that is unlikely ever again to attract pro football's premier game. And the town's football fans are beginning to wonder whether their team is about to abandon the stadium - and them - and escape to Los Angeles.
May 30, 2002 |
The San Diego Chargers said yesterday they've gotten the widely anticipated first call from a group that wants to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles. However, the Chargers told the Anschutz Entertainment Group that they won't discuss the privately backed LA stadium proposal until midsummer, after they've had a chance to determine their options for staying in San Diego, a team official said. "This is the first call indicating they want to begin discussions," said Mark Fabiani, an attorney who heads the Chargers' efforts to get a new stadium.
January 29, 2002 |
Marty Schottenheimer and the San Diego Chargers negotiated contract details yesterday, and a news conference introducing him as coach wasn't expected until today. Amid reports that he had agreed in principle to a four-year deal to take over a team that has won just six games in two seasons, Schottenheimer met for much of the day with owner Alex Spanos, team president Dean Spanos, and general manager John Butler. Schottenheimer has been the leading candidate since he was fired by Washington on Jan. 13, opening the way for the Redskins to hire Steve Spurrier.
April 20, 2001 |
San Diego Chargers president Dean Spanos said he's not posturing by demanding a contract with Michael Vick be completed before tomorrow's NFL draft or the team will chose someone else or trade the first pick. "We are getting very close to where John [Butler, the general manager] and I will decide to go in another direction," Spanos said yesterday afternoon. "Time is running out fast. " Spanos wouldn't say what the drop-dead hour is. The draft begins at noon tomorrow. "Both sides will know when that is," Spanos said.
January 4, 2001 |
Marty Schottenheimer didn't think he could coexist with Dan Snyder. One meeting, a juicy title and lots of money changed his mind. Schottenheimer returned to the NFL yesterday as head coach and director of football operations of the Washington Redskins, agreeing to work for a demanding owner whose underachieving team was an expensive bust this season. "Marty Schottenheimer knows how to win, and that's what Redskins fans demand in a coach," said Snyder, who just finished his first full season as owner.
December 17, 2000 |
Laura Pilakowski had 23 kills, including the match winner, as Nebraska rallied to beat Wisconsin, 3-2, yesterday in the final of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament in Richmond, Va. The Cornhuskers finished 34-0 to become the second team to go undefeated and win the tournament. Wisconsin finished 33-4. In the fifth game, Nebraska scored the first four points, two on kills by Pilakowski. The Cornhuskers never trailed and scored six of the last nine points to win, 15-9. Nebraska took the opening game, 15-9, scoring five of the last six points.