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January 12, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
A loss by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Eagles in today's NFC wild-card playoff game will lead to the dismissal of coach Tony Dungy, unless owner Malcolm Glazer has a last-minute change of heart, the St. Petersburg Times reported yesterday. In addition, there are indications the Bucs have a tentative agreement with Bill Parcells to replace Dungy, the newspaper said, citing interviews with people close to Parcells, the Bucs and the NFL. Parcells, a two-time Super Bowl winner, is expected to sign a five-year deal that would make him the highest-paid coach in the NFL, should Dungy be fired.
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December 13, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are willing to let general manager Rich McKay walk away from the final 4 years of his contract without receiving compensation. The Bucs gave McKay permission to talk to other teams, and Tampa Bay's GM since 1995 could end up with Atlanta, which is looking for a GM to lead its coaching search to replace the fired Dan Reeves. Coach Jon Gruden denied there was a rift that forced any split. Rumors of disharmony over personnel matters persisted even while the Bucs were making their Super Bowl run last year, and speculation about McKay's future intensified after Keyshawn Johnson was deactivated for the rest of the season last month.
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March 29, 2001 | by Paul Domowitch Daily News Sports Writer
Life in the pocket got just a little bit safer for NFL quarterbacks yesterday. The league announced it will inform its officials to be more zealous than ever about penalizing defensive players for roughing the passer this season. "In looking at tape of last year's games, we found that there were a lot of roughing-the-passer penalties that should have been called that weren't," said Tampa Bay general manager Rich McKay, who is co-chairman of the league's competition committee along with Minnesota coach Dennis Green.
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February 16, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Tampa Bay's meandering, monthlong search for a coach headed in yet another direction yesterday when the Buccaneers received permission to talk to San Francisco's Steve Mariucci. The sons of Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer are interested in hiring Mariucci as coach and general manager, dual responsibilities that haven't been offered to previous candidates. Mariucci has two years remaining on his contract as San Francisco's coach, meaning Tampa Bay would have to work out a trade that could involve draft picks, players, cash or a combination of the three.
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February 7, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Tampa Bay has abandoned its pursuit of Oakland coach Jon Gruden and will turn its full attention to Baltimore defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis, ESPN.com reported last night, citing league sources. An agreement in principle could be reached as early as today, with an announcement expected in a a few days, the report said. There have been no contract negotiations. "Our expectation is that the team will spend the next couple days working with Marvin to ensure a top-flight coaching staff in Tampa Bay," Lewis' agent, Ray Anderson, told ESPN.
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February 9, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Tampa Bay's search for a coach took another bizarre turn when the team abandoned plans to hire Baltimore defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis. Three weeks after being rejected by Bill Parcells, the sons of Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer decided yesterday against hiring Lewis. Lewis was told early Thursday that he was the choice to succeed Tony Dungy, who was fired on Jan. 14. But the Glazers never approved general manager Rich McKay's recommendation and squashed the plan after meeting with Lewis in the Washington area Thursday night.
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January 9, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Atlanta Falcons have reached agreement to hire San Francisco defensive coordinator Jim Mora as the team's head coach, a source told the Associated Press last night. The Falcons will make an announcement this morning, the source said. Mora, the son of former New Orleans and Indianapolis coach Jim Mora, was a finalist for the San Francisco job last year. Dan Reeves was fired Dec. 9 as the Falcons' coach, and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over on an interim basis.
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March 25, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
If the NFL has its way, you won't see Eagles' newly-acquired wide receiver Terrell Owens signing footballs with a Sharpie after scoring touchdowns this season. The league discovered last season that fines did not necessarily stop its millionaire players from flamboyant celebrations. So, it is planning to make any such demonstration an automatic 15-yard penalty. The new penalty policy has been recommended unanimously by the league's competition committee and is likely to receive approval from the owners when they begin their annual spring meeting Sunday in Palm Beach, Fla. Don't call us the no fun league," Atlanta general manager Rich McKay, co-chairman of the league's competition committee, said yesterday during a conference call.
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May 24, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The NFL is spending $10 million to help Los Angeles and Anaheim with their plans for bringing the league back to the nation's second-largest media market. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced the decision yesterday in Denver after a day-and-a-half of meetings focused on the desire to put a team in the area vacated by the Rams and Raiders after the 1994 season. The NFL is believed to favor the downtown Los Angeles site, presumably at a renovated Coliseum, where the Raiders played from 1982 to '94. But it has earmarked $5 million for each of the two sites.
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December 16, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Detroit Lions president Matt Millen apologized yesterday for using a derogatory term for gays in a heated exchange with Kansas City receiver Johnnie Morton. Millen was talking with Kansas City players and coaches after the Chiefs' 45-17 victory Sunday when he ran into Morton, cut by Millen after the 2001 season. Millen, also the Lions' general manager, said he congratulated Morton, but was greeted with an insult from the player. "Unfortunately, I retaliated with a derogatory term directed toward Johnnie," Millen said in a statement.
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March 20, 2015 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland earlier this week that he is retiring after just one season because he's worried about the effect football could have on his long-term health has once again shone the spotlight on player-safety in the NFL. But the league seems reasonably pleased with the progress it has made in recent years in making a naturally violent game much safer than it once was. During a conference call...
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March 21, 2014 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
THE NFL HAS spent the last several years trying to make its game safer. For its next trick, it will attempt to make it more civil. "We have an element of respect that we have to bring back to the game," Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a longtime member of the league's competition committee, said last month at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. "It starts in the locker room and continues over onto the practice field and carries over onto the field on Sundays. "We have to take a hard look at taunting.
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March 15, 2013 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
HALL OF FAME quarterback Troy Aikman once said that if the NFL really wants to reduce the risk of concussions in the game, it should get rid of helmets. His semiserious rationale was that helmets are more weapon than protective device. Take them out of the game and players wouldn't be so willing to lead with their heads. The NFL isn't ready to deep six helmets quite yet, but it's doing its best to dissuade players from using them as a weapon. The latest attempt to concussion-proof pro football is a proposal by the league's competition committee that would make it illegal for both ballcarriers and tacklers to use the crown of the helmet to deliver a forcible blow outside of the tackle box. We're not talking helmet-on-helmet.
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January 14, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Disclosure: Ten days ago, I started writing a column advocating Jon Gruden to replace Andy Reid as head coach of the Eagles. I decided to go in a different direction, which isn't unusual. What's unusual is reviving an unfinished column and reworking it. Why now? Three reasons: The Eagles' coaching search   meanders on, with Notre Dame's Brian Kelly handing them another snub. A few notables - Ron Jaworski, Dick Vermeil, Mike Mayock, Brian Baldinger - endorsed Gruden.   Finally, and maybe most compellingly, I've gotten into a couple of Twitter debates on the topic.
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May 24, 2012 | Associated Press
At the owners meeting in Atlanta on Tuesday, commissioner Roger Goodell briefly addressed the defamation lawsuit filed against him by New Orleans' Jonathan Vilma after he suspended the Saints linebacker for the 2012 season. Goodell said that he has "not spent a lot of time" on the lawsuit, in which Vilma contends the commissioner made false statements that tarnished Vilma's reputation and hindered his ability to earn a living playing football. "I've been around this league for 30 years, and you are going to make decisions that will not be unanimous - it just doesn't happen, particularly in a game where there is a lot of emotion, a lot of passion," Goodell said.
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May 24, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
AN ARBITRATOR upheld the NFL's salary cap reductions on the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins for this season and next. Stephen Burbank ruled Tuesday in favor of the league and dismissed the grievances by both teams. The Redskins lost $36 million over 2 years. The Cowboys lost $10 million for overloading contracts during the uncapped 2010 season despite league warnings about such maneuvering. The Cowboys and Redskins, who filed their grievances against the league and players' association, said in a joint statement they would "abide by the arbitrator's decision to dismiss.
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March 27, 2012 | Associated Press
Two-time Super Bowl winner Bill Parcells said Monday he has not been approached about becoming interim coach of the New Orleans Saints, but he has spoken to suspended coach Sean Payton about how to handle the season. Parcells hired Payton as an offensive assistant in Dallas in 2003 and has been a mentor to him since. Meanwhile NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking to a packed news conference at the owners meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., said he might allow Payton to coach the Saints while he appeals a season-long suspension for his role in the team's bounties program.
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March 26, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
INSTANT REPLAY and injured reserve - the NFL's IRs - will be main topics as the owners consider several rules changes at their spring meetings this week. Last year, the committee recommended having the booth official review all scoring plays and now it is proposing expanding his duties to all turnovers. That should help coaches in deciding when to use their challenges. "This is a proposal that will definitely, I think, generate discussion, but I think it was directed at trying to speed it up," said Rich McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons and chairman of the competition committee.
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December 19, 2011 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
There were a lot of happy faces in Indianapolis on Sunday, but none more elated than Dan Orlovsky . For the first time in 10 career starts, Orlovsky finished the game with the traditional kneel down as the Colts avoided the ignominy of a run at a winless season by beating Tennessee, 27-13. The Colts, now 1-13, no longer are a threat to join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to go 0-16. Orlovsky was on that team, too. On Sunday he threw a touchdown pass then threw a key block on an 80-yard TD run as Indianapolis won for the first time since Jan. 2, coincidentally also over Tennessee.
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August 15, 2011
BETHLEHEM - I'm all for making football as safe as possible, just as I'm all for motherhood and world peace and saving the whales and curing cancer. But there is a fine line between making a violent sport safer and making it less exciting. In its rush to convince the players how much it really, really cares about their health and well-being so it can eventually get them to swallow the idea of adding two more regular-season games, the NFL did a dumb thing in March when it decided to move the spot of kickoffs from the 30 to the 35-yard line.
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