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January 22, 1998 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
For the last six years, there has been no more perfect NFL marriage than Ron Wolf and Mike Holmgren. Together, Wolf, the Green Bay Packers' general manager, and Holmgren, the Packers' head coach, have turned around a once-hapless franchise and have it on course for a second straight Super Bowl title. "It's the greatest working relationship I can ever imagine in this league," Holmgren said. "He has given me so much support. We always have the ability to talk to one another about anything regarding football and come to a consensus.
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June 1, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The Pittsburgh Steelers insist their eagerness to trade oft-troublesome Barry Foster didn't force them to accept below-market value for the former Pro Bowl running back. The Steelers will get a sixth-round pick in the 1996 NFL draft and a conditional fourth-round pick in 1997 from the Carolina Panthers for Foster, the fifth-leading rusher in team history. Foster's moodiness, his occasional differences with coach Bill Cowher and a propensity for injuries apparently hastened Tuesday's trade.
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January 20, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
For a change, the Pittsburgh Steelers won't lose a key free agent. Tom Donahoe will stay on as their director of football operations. Donahoe, whose astute personnel moves have kept the Steelers competitive despite an annual emigration of players, said yesterday he had pulled his name from consideration to become the Seattle Seahawks' general manager. The Seahawks previously raided the Steelers for linebacker Chad Brown and cornerback Willie Williams, and they reportedly were willing to offer Donahoe five times his estimated salary of $200,000 in Pittsburgh.
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January 26, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Tom Modrak's situation is a little clearer. He's leaving his options open. Modrak, the Eagles football operations director, plans on staying with the team, but he won't definitively commit to it. Asked earlier this week in a telephone interview if he might exercise the escape clause in his contract after the draft in mid-April, Modrak replied: "I don't anticipate [leaving]. [Staying] is my plan. " Note, however, that he did not say he "definitely" would be back with the Birds for next season, as he said four days after the end of the 1999 season.
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February 18, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
After being hired as the Steelers' director of football operations, Kevin Colbert said yesterday that he believes he can avoid the friction with coach Bill Cowher that may have cost his predecessor - the highly regarded Tom Donahoe - his job. Colbert, a Pittsburgh native who worked for 10 years as the Detroit Lions' pro scouting director, said personnel decisions would be reached by the Steelers organization as a whole, without him or Cowher having...
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January 21, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Forgive Tom Modrak if he sounds exasperated. After all, the Eagles' football operations director recently addressed his questioned job status, saying he did not plan on exercising the escape clause in his contract. Modrak can leave after the draft in April. Modrak said that a week before Tom Donahoe left his post as football operations director in Pittsburgh. Speculation around the league, especially here at the annual coaching/personnel convention called the Senior Bowl, had Modrak leaving Philadelphia for Pittsburgh after the draft.
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January 21, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Tom Donahoe's importance to the Miami Dolphins' organization was underscored yesterday when owner Wayne Huizenga flew by helicopter from his office in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the team's training facility and spent 45 minutes reenforcing the commitment to winning. Donahoe had been director of football operations for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1989 and with the organization since 1986. Miami coach Dave Wannstedt offered him the job of directing the Dolphins' personnel department, in which Tom Braatz heads college scouting and Tom Heckert pro scouting.
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January 18, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There is plenty of smoke blowing around Tom Modrak and his status with the Eagles. The unanswered question, at least for now, is whether there's any fire. Just eight days after Modrak stated he would "definitely" return as the Eagles' director of football operations, the one job that might intrigue him has opened up. Tom Donahoe resigned as top personnel man for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Donahoe lost a power struggle with coach Bill Cowher, who is now helping in the search for a replacement.
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January 19, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
If you like having Tom Modrak around, enjoy him while he's still in Philadelphia. Scuttlebutt at the Senior Bowl - the annual college all-star game, coaching convention and gossip mill - has it that the Eagles' football operations director likely will leave his post after the April draft and assume the same duties in his native Pittsburgh. Several league front-office sources said yesterday that they expect Modrak to be rehired by the Steelers after the draft. The Steelers reportedly forced personnel whiz Tom Donahoe to resign last week.
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January 2, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
He is 72, but it apparently wasn't his age that led Marv Levy to announce his retirement as Buffalo Bills coach. It was his loyalty. Levy called it quits Wednesday after apparently failing to agree with owner Ralph Wilson and general manager John Butler on changes among assistant coaches. The Bills finished with a 6-10 record, their worst in Levy's 11 full seasons in Buffalo, a tenure that included four consecutive AFC championships and ensuing Super Bowl losses. Although the Bills would not discuss candidates, Buffalo defensive coordinator Wade Phillips appears to be at the top of the list to succeed Levy.
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May 27, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
There is a lot less gray hair in NFL scouting departments today than there was 10 years ago, and it's not because the league added Just For Men to its endless list of official sponsors. The NFL has become like every other business in this country. Old is out; young is in. If you are an NFL scout over 50 these days, you might want to watch your back. The Eagles' personnel department is a perfect example of a leaguewide trend. Kids, kids and more kids. General manager Howie Roseman is 36. College scouting director Anthony Patch is 34. Their six college scouts range in age from 25 to 35. Everything they learned about Watergate came from their junior high history books.
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February 4, 2011
DALLAS - They call it the Steeler Way, and believe it or not, in concept at least, it's really not all that much different from the Eagle Way. Build through the draft. Replenish through the draft. Approach free agency with the same caution as a diabetic does chocolate. "The draft always has been the bloodline here," said Kevin Colbert, the Steelers' director of operations. "That's an organizational philosophy. It speaks to what they've always done. You can't miss on your draft picks because that adds to your continuity, especially if you're not going to be a big free-agent team.
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January 11, 2001 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Last year, it took three weeks before the NFL's rumor mill had Tom Modrak leaving Philadelphia. This year, it took three days from the end of the Eagles' season. Again, his contract status is in the middle of the issue. The Eagles' football operations director can just sigh. Modrak's name has been linked to the Jets' general manager's post, which Bill Parcells vacated Tuesday. Yes, Modrak has two years left on his five-year contract - sort of. The Daily News has learned that the Eagles hold an option on Modrak's contract that must be exercised at an undetermined point after the NFL draft in April to keep him with the team.
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March 15, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Ricky Williams portrays himself as an outcast among fellow Saints and New Orleansians, and he recommends moving the team to San Antonio in an interview hitting newsstands today. "I'd live in Austin," Williams said in the March 20 issue of Sports Illustrated. "New Orleans is a great place to hang out but not a great place to live and work. " Williams also complains about his incentive-based contract, a head coach who hasn't coached him yet, and teammates who he says delighted in humiliating him and who didn't apologize when he was hit in the backfield.
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February 18, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
After being hired as the Steelers' director of football operations, Kevin Colbert said yesterday that he believes he can avoid the friction with coach Bill Cowher that may have cost his predecessor - the highly regarded Tom Donahoe - his job. Colbert, a Pittsburgh native who worked for 10 years as the Detroit Lions' pro scouting director, said personnel decisions would be reached by the Steelers organization as a whole, without him or Cowher having...
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February 18, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The job opening that once had the Eagles faithful atwitter has been filled. And Tom Modrak is still here. The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday hired Detroit Lions pro scouting director Kevin Colbert as the team's director of football operations. A Pittsburgh native, Colbert, 43, replaces Tom Donahoe, who was forced to resign Jan. 14, after a power struggle with coach Bill Cowher. NFL insiders last month speculated that Modrak, the Eagles' director of football operations, might be interested in the job. But the clause in his Eagles contract prevented his departure until after the April draft, and the Steelers wanted their new director in place before next week's scouting combine.
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January 26, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Tom Modrak's situation is a little clearer. He's leaving his options open. Modrak, the Eagles football operations director, plans on staying with the team, but he won't definitively commit to it. Asked earlier this week in a telephone interview if he might exercise the escape clause in his contract after the draft in mid-April, Modrak replied: "I don't anticipate [leaving]. [Staying] is my plan. " Note, however, that he did not say he "definitely" would be back with the Birds for next season, as he said four days after the end of the 1999 season.
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January 21, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Tom Donahoe's importance to the Miami Dolphins' organization was underscored yesterday when owner Wayne Huizenga flew by helicopter from his office in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the team's training facility and spent 45 minutes reenforcing the commitment to winning. Donahoe had been director of football operations for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1989 and with the organization since 1986. Miami coach Dave Wannstedt offered him the job of directing the Dolphins' personnel department, in which Tom Braatz heads college scouting and Tom Heckert pro scouting.
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January 21, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pittsburgh probably looks better all the time. Tom Modrak was in Maui the last few days, scouting players in the Hula Bowl, spending some quality time with his wife, and otherwise minding his own business. In Philadelphia, meanwhile, hysterical media reports not only had Modrak leaving the Eagles for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they followed through with criticism of the Birds' director of football operations for allegedly wanting to leave and hours of radio chatter about potential replacements.
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January 21, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Forgive Tom Modrak if he sounds exasperated. After all, the Eagles' football operations director recently addressed his questioned job status, saying he did not plan on exercising the escape clause in his contract. Modrak can leave after the draft in April. Modrak said that a week before Tom Donahoe left his post as football operations director in Pittsburgh. Speculation around the league, especially here at the annual coaching/personnel convention called the Senior Bowl, had Modrak leaving Philadelphia for Pittsburgh after the draft.
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