January 17, 2013
The Chicago Bears hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday to replace the fired Lovie Smith and gave him two basic tasks - fix the offense and lead the team to the playoffs on a consistent basis. How he meshes with quarterback Jay Cutler could go a long way toward determining his success. It's the first head coaching job in the NFL for Trestman, a longtime assistant in the league who spent the last five seasons coaching the CFL's Alouettes and led them to two Grey Cup titles.
January 9, 1997 |
Although the Eagles are no longer playing, that doesn't mean they're not making news. The defensive coordinator is interviewing for jobs; the offensive coordinator is the subject of rumors that have him leaving; and the filmy residue of the team's last game lingers. Apparently, the residue is about to be cleaned up. Sources close to the case say police in Millbrae, Calif., will announce today that they will drop the investigation into an accusation by a woman that a member of the Eagles' practice squad sexually assaulted her Dec. 28, the eve of the team's playoff loss in San Francisco.
February 15, 1990 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for an offensive coordinator. Ted Plumb used to be an offensive coordinator, and, well, you would think he probably would want that job again someday, wouldn't you? Put two and two together, and you get a peek at the latest spin of the always interesting late-winter NFL coaching carousel. Plumb, 50, the man Eagles coach Buddy Ryan demoted to receivers coach last week after four years as the Eagles' offensive coordinator, yesterday emerged as one of the top candidates to fill the vacancy in Pittsburgh.
February 23, 1988 |
Days after interviewing with Cleveland Browns head coach Marty Schottenheimer, Eagles offensive coordinator Ted Plumb appears to be one of at least three finalists to replace Lindy Infante on the Browns' coaching staff. But the position, according to everything Schottenheimer has said since Infante left to take the head coaching job at Green Bay, would not be as offensive coordinator, but as quarterbacks coach. If Plumb were to get the job, without a coordinator title, it almost certainly would be a demotion from his current role with the Eagles.
December 18, 2013 |
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Chicago Bears defense, traditionally the team's strength but this year a liability, could see the return of star outside linebacker Lance Briggs in Sunday night's game against the Eagles. Briggs has not played since Oct. 20 when he broke a bone in his left shoulder in a game at Washington, but he has been getting closer to returning every week. "Lance will practice this week," Chicago coach Marc Trestman said Monday. "It is going to be day-to-day. I'm reasonably optimistic, but it is going to be through the three days of practice before a decision is made.
January 24, 1998 |
The question is, will the Eagles' offense make moves of Biblical proportions next season? Perhaps. League sources have indicated the Birds are considering Dana Bible, Stanford's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, to be offensive coordinator, replacing Jon Gruden, who was hired this week as the Raiders' head coach. Attempts to contact the Eagles yesterday were unsuccessful. Bible did not return phone calls, though he was around the campus yesterday at a time when most college coaches are on the road, recruiting.
January 15, 1998 |
Put George Seifert's name back on the candidates list in the Dallas Cowboys' coaching search. Dallas's interest in Seifert, the hottest name on the market, seemed minimal Sunday when Barry Switzer told an Oklahoma television station that the former San Francisco coach wasn't a candidate to be his successor. However, on Monday, a team source told the Associated Press, "Barry may not be as clued in as he thinks he is. " That was confirmed Tuesday when team owner Jerry Jones told the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Seifert is still an option.
January 28, 1989 |
Bud Carson, the architect of the "Steel Curtain" defense that helped the Pittsburgh Steelers dominate the NFL in the 1970s, yesterday was named head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Carson, 57, signed a three-year contract for his first NFL head-coaching job and said he welcomed the pressure that comes with taking charge of a winning team. The Browns were 10-6 this season and have been to the playoffs four straight years. "I think this is a very choice job," Carson said. "There aren't many people lucky enough to step into a situation like this.
February 25, 1988 |
It took some persuasion from the man who brought him to Philadelphia and a sense that the job here was not yet finished to keep Ted Plumb from taking a comfortable spot with the Cleveland Browns. And it almost was not enough. Plumb, the Eagles' offensive coordinator during Buddy Ryan's two-year tenure, apparently could have left to replace Lindy Infante with the Browns as head coach Marty Schottenheimer's main offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach. "I was afraid we were going to lose him to Cleveland," Ryan said yesterday.
February 4, 1995 |
The Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers began rebuilding their depleted coaching staff, hiring Pete Carroll to succeed new Eagles head coach Ray Rhodes as the club's defensive coordinator. Carroll was fired last month as New York Jets' head coach - replaced, ironically, by fired Eagles coach Rich Kotite. The 49ers were continuing to seek a replacement offensive coordinator. Mike Shanahan held the position for the past three seasons before heading to Denver earlier this week to become the Broncos' head coach.