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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:21:02 -0800
The St. Louis Rams could consider naming assistant head coach Dave McGinnis or secondary coach Chuck Cecil as their new defensive coordinator. Both have extensive knowledge of the team's defensive scheme and have been defensive coordinators in the past.
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:43:00 -0700
The St. Louis Rams announced their full coaching staff without suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and the team has elected not to replace their defensive coordinator. However, this could change before the start of the season. "I've got Dave McGinnis on staff, Chuck Cecil on staff," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "I'll remind you that the playbook that Gregg has originated in my office, so I have a pretty good feel for the defense. At this point, I don't have liberty to say who is going to make the calls and the decisions, but it'll get done and it'll get done effectively."
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:42:43 -0800
St. Louis Rams assistant head coach Dave McGinnis could take over for defensive coordinator Gregg Williams if he is suspended over his involvement in a bounty program. McGinnis was trained in the same Buddy Ryan-style defense as Williams and has plenty of experience running defenses in the NFL.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:50:12 -0800
Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Rams have hired Tennessee Titans senior assistant coach Dave McGinnis as their assistant head coach.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:00:40 -0800
The St. Louis Rams are expected to add Tennessee Titans senior assistant coach Dave McGinnis to their coaching staff. The Rams asked Titans for permission to interview McGinnis who has an expiring contract.
Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:38:26 -0800
The St. Louis Rams likely will show interest in Tennessee Titans senior assistant coach Dave McGinnis for some position on their coaching staff.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:56:10 -0800
Former Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Dave McGinnis will remain with the team as a senior assistant coach, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:43:28 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to interview linebackers coach Dave McGinnis for their head coaching position, sources told Adam Schefter, of ESPN. McGinnis has indicated that he is not interested in the team's vacant defensive coordinator position.
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 09:41:23 -0800
Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Dave McGinnis could be considered a candidate for the team's head coaching position, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.
Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:02:48 -0800
Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Dave McGinnis may have an edge in the team's defensive coordinator search because if there were a lockout, an outside candidate may not have enough time to implement his defensive philosophy depending on the length of the lockout, reports John Glennon, of The Tennessean.
Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:05:18 -0800
Updating previous reports, Eric Mangini, former head coach of the Cleveland Browns, is a candidate for the Tennessee Titans' defensive coordinator position, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. However, the two sides have not discussed a contract thus far. It appears the Titans will take their time to make a decision. Head coach Jeff Fisher, according to sources, is expected to talk to a number of candidates during the coming week. Jim Mora Jr., Clancy Pendergast (University of California), and Gregg Williams (currently with the New Orleans Saints) could be options, or the team could look to promote assistant head coach Dave McGinnis to defensive coordinator. There is also a situation that could see Fisher handling the defensive play calling himself.
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:39:21 -0800
Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Dave McGinnis likely will be a candidate for the team's defensive coordinator position, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.
Sat, 26 Aug 2006 08:29:51 -0700
Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Dave McGinnis would like to get another shot at head coaching. "Even though I got fired there at Arizona, the thing that makes me feel good is they were left with the best salary-cap situation in the league. We suffered three years clearing the salary cap. We helped get them a new stadium, which was huge. I'm very proud of some of the players I brought in as young players -- [Arizona Cardinals SS] Adrian Wilson, [DL] Leonard Davis, [WR] Anquan Boldin. We gained some respect there league-wide with what we had to go in and clean up cap-wise." He added that he would consider a head coaching job in the college ranks.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 21:40:34 -0800
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Dave McGinnis is no longer a candidate for the Green Bay Packers vacant defensive coordinator position. Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy sought permission from Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to interview McGinnis. However, McGinnis didn't push the issue after receiving indications from colleagues that he didn't have much chance and that the job eventually would go to Packers assistant coach Bob Sanders.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 05:53:37 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of he Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers will interview Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Dave McGinnis for their vacant defensive coordinator position. He is expected to interview sometime this week.
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 20:39:41 -0800
Titans Radio Network, citing the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints may be interested in Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz as the team's next head coach. Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said he has not received any requests to interview Schwartz or linebackers coach Dave McGinnis.
Sat, 05 Feb 2005 10:50:15 -0800
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans have signed linebackers coach Dave McGinnis to a multi-year contract. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Tue, 25 Jan 2005 15:01:10 -0800
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans are close to a new contract with linebackers coach Dave McGinnis. A deal could be announced in the coming days.
Thu, 13 May 2004 19:31:24 -0700
According to Kyle Payne of TitansOnline.com, Tennessee Titans assistant head coach/defense and linebackers coach Dave McGinnis decided to join the Titans' staff because of its positive reputation around the league, and because the team has a very special group of defensive players, especially at linebacker. "With guys like Keith Bulluck, Peter Sirmon, Rocky Calmus, Rocky Boiman and Brad Kassell, you get extremely excited about working." McGinnis said. "And also with Ken Amato, Raymond Wells and Jordan Kramer there is a standard that has to be upheld here. With these linebackers the bar has been set very high." McGinnis' first NFL job was as linebackers coach for the Chicago Bears in the mid 1980's.
Sat, 31 Jan 2004 13:01:56 -0800
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis has taken a job with the Tennessee Titans as an assistant head coach/linebackers coach.
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:58:50 -0800
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis is seriously considering an offer from the Tennessee Titans to become their assistant head coach and linebackers coach.
Sat, 24 Jan 2004 09:20:03 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports the speculation of former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis is headed to the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator is untrue, according to McGinnis. "I have tremendous respect for Mike Sherman," McGinnis said. "I have worlds of respect for that organization, but I have not talked to him about the job (of defensive coordinator). I will say this about the Green Bay Packers. They are very special in this league. At this point, they are one of the top places you could go. That's a very intriguing situation."
Thu, 22 Jan 2004 11:38:49 -0800
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis confirmed to KFFL at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., that he has several opportunities available to him, including television, and he's been talking with others. "I'm fortunate enough that I got the capability to sit back and look for awhile," McGinnis said.
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 20:14:38 -0800
Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer met with former Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator/interim head coach Wade Phillips for nearly six hours on Thursday, Jan. 15, but did not offer him the team's vacant defensive coordinator position. "I generally like to take some time after an interview like that to make sure I make judgments based not on emotion but from a practical standpoint," Schottenheimer said. "We had a good visit." Schottenheimer has had phone conversations with former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis about the position as well, and plans to talk with him more extensively at the Senior Bowl, which will be played Jan. 24.
Wed, 14 Jan 2004 14:19:53 -0800
Jay Glazer, of SportsLine.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have contacted former head coach Gunther Cunningham about possibly re-joining the team as their defensive coordinator. Two former NFL head coaches, Dave McGinnis (Cardinals) and Dick Jauron (Bears), could also become potential successors to Greg Robinson, who resigned from his defensive coordinator position earlier this week.
Thu, 01 Jan 2004 12:05:24 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis' name has emerged as a potential defensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings.
Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:42:57 -0800
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports there is speculation that former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis, who was dismissed as the Cardinals head coach Monday, Dec. 29, already has possible job opportunities to become an assistant coach with the Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers.
Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:41:25 -0800
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals, after announcing the firing of head coach Dave McGinnis Monday, Dec. 29, will begin their search for a new head coach immediately. The list of possible candidates include former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel, former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green, St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith and University of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. Other possible targets could include Louisiana State University coach Nick Saban, Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress, Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and Pats defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:19:03 -0800
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals have fired head coach Dave McGinnis.
Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:38:28 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Arizona Cardinals team sources have said head coach Dave McGinnis will be dismissed as the team's head coach early in the upcoming week.
Mon, 06 Oct 2003 13:39:08 -0700
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals RB Emmitt Smith (shoulder) will be out indefinitely with a fractured scapula. Head coach Dave McGinnis wouldn't give an exact time frame on when he'd be able to return, saying that it would be "weeks."
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 15:00:16 -0700
Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports for the Sporting News that Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis' job is safe for now if the team shows some progress in 2003. McGinnis has two years left on his contract.
Tue, 03 Jun 2003 21:51:24 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis acknowledged that there are starting spots on the team which are open for competition, especially at wide receiver, according to AZCardinals.com. “There are spots there and they understand the ramifications,” said McGinnis. “We’re not afraid to play young people here. I’ve never been afraid in my 18 years I’ve been in this league to play young people, as long as they are prepared to play and ready to play. We’ve got good high ability and high character people here and they want a job.”
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 11:56:08 -0800
Updating previous stories, Jerry Magee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis has not spoken with San Diego Chargers LB Junior Seau. However, William V. Bidwill Jr., son of the Cardinals president and the team's leading administrator, has talked with the LB.
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 11:39:48 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis said the team’s plan is to run the football in the upcoming season. He said the team built up their offensive line previously; he then added the best way to run the ball is with the league’s best all-time running back in RB Emmitt Smith, who was just added as a free agent.
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 11:39:11 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis said he talked with RB Marcel Shipp about his thoughts on adding RB Emmitt Smith. McGinnis said that Shipp told him there’s a lot he can learn from Smith.
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 05:46:56 -0800
Darren Urban reports for the East Valley Tribune Arizona Cardinals coach Dave McGinnis said QB Jeff Blake will enter camp as the starter ahead of second-year QB Josh McCown, adding that Blake’s veteran makeup can only help McCown’s development. Blake also said the coaching staff told him the team still could draft a quarterback next month.
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 17:51:32 -0800
AzCardinals.com reports the Arizona Cardinals have officially signed free agent LB James Darling (Jets) to a four-year contract. "We’ll give him a chance to compete at all three of those spots," coach Dave McGinnis said of Darling. "He’s done it in this league before so he’ll get an opportunity to compete."
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 14:28:06 -0800
Don Banks reports for CNN/SI.com FB James Hodgins four-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals is actually worth $5 million. As noted earlier, it included a $1 million signing bonus. The Cardinals said he canceled four other scheduled free agent visits upon agreeing to terms. "He's a very versatile player who has played in the same type of offense that we run here," coach Dave McGinnis said. "He can swab out a hole for a runner, catch the ball out of the backfield, and line up in a variety of positions. He's done a little bit of everything, and that kind of fullback is a position we wanted to address."
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 21:05:28 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Associated Press reports the Arizona Cardinals have made a contract offer to QB Jake Plummer. Head coach Dave McGinnis would not elaborate on the details of the offer. McGinnis did say he would not be afraid to start backup QB Josh McCown or look for a QB in the draft should Plummer not re-sign.
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:04:54 -0800
Updating previous reports, AZCardinals.com reports the Arizona Cardinals have announced Jerry Sullivan as the team’s new offensive coordinator. He was promoted from wide receivers coach, agreeing to a three-year contract. “I’m pleased professionally and personally that Jerry Sullivan has decided to become offensive coordinator,” head coach Dave McGinnis said. “The expertise and excellence he has demonstrated throughout his career coaching wide receivers will now be expanded to every facet of our offense.” Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Sat, 11 Jan 2003 10:22:27 -0800
The Arizona Republic reports Arizona Cardinals WRs coach Jerry Sullivan withdrew from consideration for the team's offensive coordinator job. There are other candidates for the job as well. Coach Dave McGinnis spent most of Friday interviewing former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, and has interviews set up with at least two more coaches at the Senior Bowl in the coming days. Two possible candidates are San Francisco QBs coach Ted Tollner and Kansas City QBs coach Terry Shea.
Thu, 09 Jan 2003 19:13:50 -0800
Jay Glazer reports for SportsLine.com New York Giants offensive coordinator Sean Payton has agreed to a multi-year deal to join coach Bill Parcells' staff as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Earlier in the week the Giants allowed Payton to seek employment elsewhere, despite the fact he had a year left on his contract. Arizona Cardinals coach Dave McGinnis has been trying to hire the young coach as Arizona's offensive coordinator.
Thu, 09 Jan 2003 07:07:19 -0800
The Arizona Republic reports Arizona Cardinals WRs coach Jerry Sullivan is the leading candidate to become the team's offensive coordinator. However, he is reportedly undecided whether he will accept the offer, when it is made to him. He may not be the only one under consideration by coach Dave McGinnis. Sullivan has other options. Cowboys coach Bill Parcells reportedly is interested in hiring him to coach receivers.
Mon, 06 Jan 2003 15:55:45 -0800
Mike Jurecki, for KDUS sports radio in Arizona, reports the Arizona Cardinals have just head coach Dave McGinnis under contract at this time, he actually has two-years remaining on his deal with the team. None of the team’s other assistant coaches currently have a contract.
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 13:40:18 -0800
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals coach Dave McGinnis said Monday he wants a process completed over the next two weeks that evaluates all of his coaching staff as well as his players. QB Jake Plummer tops the evaluation list. McGinnis emphatically said that "Jake Plummer is a starting quarterback in this league," but the coach was noncommittal about the future. Asked directly if he wanted Plummer back, McGinnis said, "Jake Plummer's situation will be addressed." Plummer has made it clear he wants to return.
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 21:10:14 -0800
AZCardinals.com reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis wouldn’t say if RB Marcel Shipp is the team’s starting tailback in 2003 but said Shipp’s new contract extension ensures that he’ll be with the team. “When he got the opportunity to do something, he dis something and that is a good thing,” McGinnis said on Thursday.
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 06:21:22 -0800
The Arizona Republic reports Arizona Cardinals S Adrian Wilson (hamstring) suffered a pulled hamstring during practice Tuesday and had to be carted off the field. Head coach Dave McGinnis said he will be listed as questionable to doubtful for week 17.
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 05:54:51 -0800
Darren Urban of the East Valley Tribune reports KDUS radio in Phoenix is reporting Arizona Cardinals RB Thomas Jones broke his hand in a nightclub scuffle and not in a household accident. Earlier this week, coach Dave McGinnis was asked if there was a decision that had to be made about Jones and his future with the Cardinals. "He is still under contract and he is still on this team," McGinnis said. "I consider him a part of this team."
Mon, 09 Dec 2002 19:53:44 -0800
AzCardinals.com reports Arizona Cardinals coach Dave McGinnis said LB Rob Fredrickson (neck) will not be back this season. Team doctors are not ready to clear him to play.