January 31, 2016 |
If there was one thing former NFL head coach Jim Haslett learned from spending a season as a consultant at Penn State, it was learning how to deal with the 18-to-22-year-old player. Now 60 and holding a new job as linebackers coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Haslett, a former head coach with the New Orleans Saints and the St. Louis Rams, discovered it's never too late to learn about communicating through social media. "It was a great experience for me personally just because I saw the coaches work with the young players nowadays," Haslett said last week in a telephone interview.
June 26, 2015 |
Former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett has joined Penn State's football team as a consultant, the Nittany Lions said Wednesday. Haslett, a native of Pittsburgh, coached the Saints from 2000 through 2005 and led the team to its first playoff win. His most recent position came with the Washington Redskins, where he spent the last five years as defensive coordinator. Coach James Franklin's statement announcing the move did not mention whether Haslett would work in any specific area on offense, defense or special teams.
January 16, 2010 |
The San Francisco 49ers will play the Denver Broncos next season at London's Wembley Stadium, the fourth straight year the NFL will stage a regular-season game in the British capital. The 49ers will be listed as the home team for the Oct. 31 game. The game between the five-time Super Bowl champion 49ers and two-time winner Broncos might not be the only one in Britain next season. "The NFL will continue to explore the possibility of playing a second game in the UK in 2010," the NFL said.
December 26, 2008 |
WE LOVE HIM. We love him not. We love him. We love him not. He needs to go, because he wants a new contract and the Eagles don't seem inclined to give him one, now or ever. And the only thing worse than a wide receiver who thinks he's underpaid is a quarterback who thinks it. He needs to stay, because we have no earthly idea whether Kevin Kolb will be the greatest thing since sliced bread, or Bobby Hoying. He needs to go, because he hasn't won a Super Bowl and hasn't been a particularly good big-game quarterback, throwing only six touchdown passes and eight interceptions in four NFC Championship Games (three losses)
November 21, 2003 |
If the whispers about Deuce McAllister hadn't turned to shouts, Ricky Williams probably would still be with the New Orleans Saints, not running roughshod over opponents for the Miami Dolphins. As a senior at Mississippi in 2000, McAllister saw his draft status plummet amid speculation that he was too fragile, too soft and too passive to be an impact running back in the NFL. But when 22 selections came and went without McAllister's name being called, the Saints snatched him up at No. 23. After one season, it was out with Williams and in with McAllister, and despite Williams' success with the Dolphins, the Saints have no regrets.
September 5, 2002 |
Steve Spurrier could draw lightning on a sunny day. The self-assured coach, who often made headlines that had little to do with the superb teams he fielded in 12 years at the University of Florida, has brought his game to the NFL. The lightning followed. Some call him arrogant, others call him smug, and journalists frequently refer to him as Steve Superior. Either by design or genuine disinterest, Spurrier hasn't disputed the attacks on his personality since he became the head coach of the Washington Redskins during the off-season.
November 14, 2000 |
Ricky Williams will miss the rest of the regular season with or without surgery for a broken ankle. The rehabilitation would be six to eight weeks either way, so the New Orleans Saints (7-3) are getting ready to replace their star with two unproven running backs. Chad Morton primarily has been used as a kick returner. He had 12 carries for 33 yards in Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Jerald Moore was claimed off waivers from the Raiders in August. Originally a Rams third-round draft pick in 1996, he had not touched the ball in the NFL in two years until Sunday, when he had one carry for 2 yards.
February 1, 2000 |
Small markets don't hurt Super Bowl ratings - especially when the game goes down to the final play. St. Louis' stirring 23-16 victory over Tennessee on Sunday night drew a 43.2 rating and a 62 share on ABC, up 7 percent from last year. That makes it the 19th-highest rated among the 34 Super Bowls. Last year's game, Denver's 34-19 win over Atlanta, received a 40.2 rating and 61 share, the lowest rating since the 1990 game registered a 39.0 rating. ABC estimated 130,745,000 people watched the game, making it the fifth most-watched telecast in U.S. history, trailing four other Super Bowls.
January 27, 2000 |
Bill Belichick yesterday dropped his antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, a day after a judge refused to free him to negotiate to coach other teams. Belichick lost his attempt to gain a temporary restraining order against NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue's ruling that keeps him from coaching another team without the New York Jets' permission. U.S. District Judge John Bissell ruled that Belichick could only blame himself for his quandary after quitting the Jets. "It made sense to withdraw the case and assess our position," Belichick lawyer David Feher said.
January 6, 1999 |
Terrell Davis, the backbone of the defending NFL champion Denver Broncos, yesterday was named the Associated Press offensive player of the year for the second time in three seasons. Only one player - Houston Oiler Earl Campbell - ever won the award three times. Campbell won in 1978, 1979 and 1980. Davis, the fourth player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, succeeds another 2,000-yard rusher, Detroit's Barry Sanders, in taking the award. He received 19 votes from a nationwide panel of 47 sportswriters and broadcasters, beating Minnesota quarterback Randall Cunningham, who got 15 votes.