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  1. P@ck66
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    They showed a shot of Rossley in the booth calling the plays on Sunday with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken next to him and he was holding a greasy sheet of paper that said Wild Card Playoff game 2004-- Minnesota Vikings....Offensive Plays...he was feeding these to Sherman....

    Well, one thing we know...Sherman must "interview" well because people seem to be "impressed" by him....too bad he isn't as good at coaching as he is at "interviewing"..

    (I thought i was tripping on acid when I read this article...none of it makes sense!)

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    Sherman hires Rossley, Donatell as coordinators
    By Bob McGinn
    of the Journal Sentinel staff
    Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2000

    Atlanta - Coach Mike Sherman took his first major step Wednesday toward fielding what he hopes is an aggressive defense and a creative offense for the Green Bay Packers, securing his preferred choices as coordinators.

    Ed Donatell, a secondary coach in the National Football League for the last 10 years, had never met Sherman before last week but was sufficiently impressed in an interview Monday and Tuesday to leave the Denver Broncos and coordinate the Packers' defense.

    Tom Rossley, the quarterbacks coach of the Kansas City Chiefs who regards Sherman as his best friend in coaching, will coordinate the offense, but Sherman reiterated that he intends to call the plays.

    The fact that neither Donatell, 42, nor Rossley, 53, has ever been an NFL coordinator wasn't a concern to Sherman.

    "None whatsoever," Sherman said. "I went after quality people, guys who have a passion for coaching. These decisions I'm making on coaches will be the most important decisions I make here."

    "It took another program of that magnitude to make me want to leave (Denver)," Donatell said. "(Sherman) has a very strong history of being a solid guy. We agreed from a philosophical standpoint on football and the direction of this football team."

    "After we lost the Super Bowl to Denver in '97 I made a concerted effort to study and familiarize myself with the Broncos' defensive scheme," Sherman said. "I have become intrigued with its uniqueness and how it always got the most out of its players.

    "The aggressive gap-control, up-the-field approach to defense is the style of defense I want us to run here in Green Bay."

    Donatell, who replaces Emmitt Thomas, will install the Broncos' defense in Green Bay.

    "We're going to stop the run first," Donatell said. "We'll be multiple. We'll give you looks to put pressure on your offense. It's a mix, not a big-time pressure scheme."

    "This is a great opportunity for Ed and he's prepared himself well for it. Do I develop the game plan? Yeah. But I interact with the coaches. Ed knows how to attack people. He'll do a good job."

    "He has been offered coordinator jobs in the past and turned them down, so I feel that we are very fortunate to get someone with his ability," Sherman said.

    Tom Rossley File

    New title: Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator.

    Tom Rossley
    Age: 53

    Hometown: Painesville, Ohio.

    Education: Bachelor's degree, Cincinnati.

    NFL coaching experience: Chiefs quarterbacks coach ('99); Bears tight ends coach ('98); Bears wide receivers coach ('97); Falcons quarterbacks coach ('90).

    College coaching experience: Southern Methodist ('91-'96, head coach); SMU ('88-'89, offensive coordinator); Holy Cross ('86-'87, offensive coordinator); Rice ('78-'81, passing game coordinator); Cincinnati ('77, receivers); Rice ('76, offensive assistant); Arkansas ('72, graduate assistant).

    Other pro coaching experience: Arena League's Denver Dynamite ('87, offensive specialist); USFL's San Antonio Gunslingers ('85, offensive coordinator); CFL's Montreal Concorde ('82-'84, running backs/wide receivers).

    Playing experience: All-American wide receiver at Cincinnati ('66-'68).

    Much of Rossley's career has been spent coaching the run-and-shoot offense or variations of it. As head coach at Southern Methodist from 1991-'96 (15-48-3 record) Rossley usually employed four wide receivers and threw the ball all over the field.

    In 1990 he made his NFL debut by coaching quarterbacks in the Atlanta Falcons' wide-open "Red Gun" offense.

    "In Chicago and Kansas City, although we didn't really call it West Coast, the terminology and numbering system and what we were calling routes and run plays is basically the same thing," Rossley said. "I like the West Coast offense and am very familiar with it."

    Rossley was offensive coordinator and Sherman was offensive line coach at Holy Cross in 1986-'87 when the Division I-AA Crusaders went 21-1.

    "The fact that I have known Tom for approximately 15 years is an advantage to me," Sherman said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise and, more importantly, great creativity. It will be the same West Coast philosophy but there will be numerous other things we'll be doing this year."

    Rossley was a standout wide receiver at the University of Cincinnati from 1966-'68.

    "I know how aggressive he is," Rossley said of Brett Favre. "That's the way I like to play. I like to score every time I got it."
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    Nice find
    I must say WOW the HC and OC and DC were all rookies!
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    Well, Donatell isn't all that bad. Apparently he is having good success with the Falcons. Perhaps Sherman just didn't give him the right personel.
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    oh come on they got joe johnson :cry:
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    Yeah, he play for what...like 2 games and then got injured.
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    I think the numbers in BOLD - say it all..... Send him back to SMU!
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    I was thinking the same thing when I read that. He played a spread offense but it sure didn't work!

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