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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:06:13 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans (groin) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Oct. 7. Ryans is day-to-day, and defensive coordinator Bill Davis is hopeful he will play in the team's Week 6 game.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:34:17 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles LB Marcus Smith will have at least a limited role on defense Week 1, according to defensive coordinator Bill Davis.
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:13:40 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis said the team is moving toward using the 3-4 defensive alignment but have not fully moved to the alignment at this point. "Multiple is the best way," Davis said. "I know you guys are tired of that answer. I know you want to hear one or the other or something. What we're doing here is we're taking that wide-nine 4-3 and we're moving in the direction of the 3-4, but where we stop is yet to be determined by the players we have."
Wed, 22 May 2013 10:03:49 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles OLB Connor Barwin will probably play three downs next year and has looked comfortable in practices so far. Trent Cole, however, doesn't look like a cozy fit in the team's new 3-4 defense. He won't be asked to drop back much but must learn to consistently set the edge, and the transition may be difficult. Brandon Graham is also a pass-rushing specialist, but Bill Davis' hybrid scheme probably fits him a little better for sack production.
Fantasy Tip: While Barwin might have sneaky value if used properly, Cole and Graham have falling value in IDP leagues; this is a reminder that scheme can hide or remove a player's potential.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:59:13 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles have named former Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis at their defensive coordinator, Oregon graduate assistant Greg Austin as their assistant offensive line coach, Oregon defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro as their defensive line coach and assistant head coach, former Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell as their wide receivers coach, Oregon graduate assistant Erik Chinander as their assistant defensive line coach, Oregon graduate assistant Matt Harper as their assistant special teams coach, Cincinnati defensive backs coach John Lovett as their defensive backs coach, Oregon coaching intern Todd Lyght as their assistant defensive backs coach, former Boston College defensive coordinator Bill McGovern as their outside linebacker coach, former NFL TE Justin Peelle as their assistant tight ends coach and University of Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland as their offensive line coach.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:31:24 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles will hire Bill Davis as their next defensive coordinator, accoridng to a source.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:03:41 -0800
Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis interviewed Sunday, Jan. 27, for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator opening.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:03:17 -0800
According to a source, Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis might be a potential candidate for the defensive coordinator vacancy of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:44:11 -0800
The Carolina Panthers interviewed New York Giants defensive assistant Al Holcomb for their linebackers coach position Thursday, Jan. 24, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Head coach Ron Rivera has already talked with Auburn coach Bill Davis and Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder about the position.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:39:45 -0800
The Carolina Panthers interviewed Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis for their linebackers coaching position.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:05:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis was present at the University of Arizona Pro Day Saturday, March 12, reports Gil Brandt, of NFL.com.
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:21:14 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have hired former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Billy Davis as their new linebackers coach, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:26:33 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are interviewing former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Billy Davis for their defensive coordinator position, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 07:39:58 -0800
Former Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora has emerged as a leading candidate for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator position, according to team sources, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Mora is a "serious" contender, one source said. Eagles defensive backs coach Dick Jauron is another candidate, as is former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Billy Davis, sources said. Formal interviews have yet to be scheduled. Head coach Andy Reid is vacationing, although the Eagles would likely have a coordinator in place by the start of Senior Bowl practices next week.
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:07:08 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles are considering former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Billy Davis as a possible candidate for their defense coordinator position, a source told Chris Mortensen, of ESPN.
Sun, 18 Oct 2009 21:11:58 -0700
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Billy Davis continued to blitz Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks. The Cardinals had five sacks from five different players, and SS Adrian Wilson had two tackles for losses and hit Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck twice.
Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:15:16 -0700
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Billy Davis said he believes the defense is ready to face the Indianapolis Colts offense because it faced the Cardinals offense throughout training camp. "The one thing that we feel good about is that we had a lot of work in training camp against our offense, against [QB Kurt Warner], our receivers, their no huddle, Kurt changing plays at the line. If there was a camp to be in this year to prepare for Peyton it would have been ours," Davis said.
Fri, 19 Jan 2007 22:47:19 -0800
AZCardinals.com reports the Arizona Cardinals have hired Billy Davis as their next linebackers coach.
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:56:52 -0800
Vinny DiTrani, of the Bergen Record, reports the New York Giants could hire former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Billy Davis to become the team's next defensive coordinator.
Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:06:08 -0800
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers fired defensive coordinator Billy Davis Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Sun, 06 Feb 2005 20:06:33 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers have named Billy Davis as their defensive coordinator, according to SF49ers.com.