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Sat, 19 May 2012 08:49:08 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said RB Maurice Jones-Drew is not doing himself any favors by skipping organized team activities, especially with a new offense in place. "It's not helping him by not being here, he'll have a lot of learning to catch up on," Bratkowski said. "But yet, he's a gifted and talented player and I'm sure he can get caught up. It's certainly not helping him. Whether it's hurting him or not, that remains to be seen."
Fri, 18 May 2012 11:08:17 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said he expects RB Maurice Jones-Drew will be fine with the new offense even though he is not taking part in organized team activities. Mularkey said Jones-Drew has been given the same limited playbook the other players have received. Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said Jones-Drew will have to catch up on a lot of things but is confident he will be able to when he arrives.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:09:51 -0800
Updating a previous item, the Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Bob Bratkowski as their new offensive coordinator.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:14:22 -0800
The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to hire Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Bob Bratkowski as their offensive coordinator.
Sun, 13 Feb 2011 11:35:35 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski as their new quarterbacks coach, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:21:40 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals have fired offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:30:17 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis had dinner with former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress Thursday, Jan. 20, according to Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Childress could potentially replace Bob Bratkowski as offensive coordinator; however, Lewis has said that he is not yet ready to relive any assistant coaches of their jobs.
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:50:32 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski's job appears to be safe this offseason based on head coach Marvin Lewis' comments about making changes to the coaching staff, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. "They're clamoring for heads and I understand that. Right now at this point I'm not ready to give them heads yet and we'll see what happens," Lewis said. "I understand the frustration. If we lop some heads maybe we'll get better but maybe we wouldn't but that's what I'm looking at. Minimal might make things better and more productive. Making major changes rather than an overhaul of the system. A new system is harder than an overhaul and looking how we do it."
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:17:08 -0800
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski has indicated that he will return to the team next season.
Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:25:30 -0800
Updating previous reports, Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson has been deactivated for the team's Week 12 game for walking out during a team meeting, sources said. Johnson went to the team meeting groggy and was told by offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski to sit up straight. After Johnson refused, Bratkowski repeated his demand. At one point in the meeting, Johnson got up and walked out of the meeting. Head coach Marvin Lewis traced down Johnson after shouting for him to come back. Lewis told Johnson to go home after some heated words were exchanged.
Sat, 14 Jun 2008 10:49:13 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports the Cincinnati Bengals would like WR Chad Johnson (ankle) to get arthroscopic surgery on his ankle before the team reports to training camp July 27. Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said he thought Johnson looked a little gimpy on the ankle.
Wed, 09 Apr 2008 12:13:37 -0700
Jake Trotter, of The Oklahoman, reports the Cincinnati Bengals attended the University of Oklahoma's Pro Day Wednesday, April 9. The Bengals were represented by offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski.
Sun, 15 Oct 2006 08:07:36 -0700
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals will look to add new wrinkles offensively in order to keep opposing defenses honest. "We don't sneak up on anybody any more," offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said. "People spend a lot of time studying us in the offseason. If forces us, as an offensive staff, to constantly add new things and change things."
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 21:32:37 -0800
Chick Ludwig, of the Dayton Daily News, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis denied reports that the New Orleans Saints contacted Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski about filling the Saints' head coaching vacancy. Lewis said, "They have not contacted Bob Bratkowski. Nobody can talk to him until they contact us."
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 06:22:56 -0800
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski has emerged as a potential candidate to replace fired New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett. To this point, the Saints have not requested permission to interview Bratkowski. "I don't want to say anything. I don't want to be a distraction," Bratkowski said. "This week is such a big week for this organization." Bratkowski has also been mentioned as a possible candidate in Detroit for the Detroit Lions head coach vacancy.
Thu, 01 Dec 2005 22:02:08 -0800
Chick Ludwig, of the Dayton Daily News, reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski is flattered to be mentioned as a candidate for the Detroit Lions' head coaching job in 2006."As a coach, that's the level you want to reach," Bratkowski said Thursday, Dec. 1. "My philosophy has always been to do my job as good as I can do it. If that opportunity comes, it comes."
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 19:16:09 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski isn't overly concerned with QB Carson Palmer's 46 percent completion percentage thus far in the preseason. "This is training camp. This is the stuff we're working on," Bratkowski said. "We want to come out and complete the ball at a higher percentage, but that's why we come out today (in practice) and do what we do."
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:21:00 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski says QB Carson Palmer's playing weight, currently 20 pounds lighter than last year at 230 pounds, has helped him become a more fluid and athletic passer.
Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:25:23 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have signed offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski through the 2006 season.
Thu, 13 Jan 2005 20:48:14 -0800
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski was pleased with the overall performance of QB Carson Palmer this season, although Bratkowski still believes Palmer's best days lie ahead. "I think he did a good job. A good job," said Bratkowski. "The good part about it was that he continued to get better and that's what we were looking for. We wanted progress on a constant level, and he did do that. His last three games were his three best games. It's a shame he missed the three games after that because it would have been fun to continue to watch his maturation."
Thu, 13 Jan 2005 20:35:28 -0800
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski is excited about having RB Chris Perry return healthy next year. "He's really a unique player," Bratkowski said. "He's like having another receiver on the field. He's such a good route runner, that you get him isolated against a linebacker or safety, and it causes them problems. (Third down running back) Kenny Watson did a nice job for us this season doing that type of thing, but we think Chris can take it another level." Perry was limited to just two carries and three receptions this season because of injury.
Mon, 03 Jan 2005 20:54:39 -0800
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski is expected to return in 2005.
Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:52:32 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports it is believed that Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski recently received a contract extension, although the coach and organization would not comment on it.
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 07:47:09 -0700
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski plans on taking more shots downfield in the passing game during the season. The Bengals averaged 5.47 yards per pass attempt last season, the second lowest in the league.
Tue, 14 May 2002 21:50:06 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports the Cincinnati Bengals could have some new starting receivers this year according to offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski. He hasn't been pleased with WR Darnay Scott not taking part in the voluntary workouts and said any combination of the team's four receivers -- Chad Johnson, Danny Farmer, Ron Dugans and T.J. Houshmandzadeh -- behind Scott and fellow starter Peter Warrick could step into the starting lineup if the incumbents don't respond.
Sun, 25 Feb 2001 12:32:39 -0800
The Cincinnati Enqurier reports the Bengals are shopping for rookie and free agent QBs and appear headed for a four-way competition at training camp. As previously reported, the team is interested in free agent QBs Brad Johnson, Gus Frerotte, Jon Kitna and Scott Mitchell, coach Dick LeBeau and offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said Saturday, They would also be interested in Rob Johnson if he loses the QB battle in Buffalo. On the draft front, LeBeau likes Purdue's Drew Brees, and Bratkowski is high on Brees, Mike McMahon of Rutgers and Sage Rosenfels of Iowa State. The team will bring back QB Akili Smith and it also looks like they may be able to re-sign Scott Mitchell. If the team waits to the middle rounds to draft a QB, Josh Heupel could be there for them.