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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:44:39 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin wants to put a huge emphasis on turnovers in 2014. "I know with my guys in the secondary in particular, the way we did it was if a receiver catches a ball we always go for the strip," said Austin. "If a running back comes through, we're always trying to poke the ball out.
"If the ball's in the air, if we have an opportunity to intercept it without colliding and hurting our own player, we always try to make the catch. We don't like to go for pass break-ups in practice. I always tell my guys to go for the interception now so you learn how to do it so when you get in the game it's not the first time you've tried."
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:22:54 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin would like to see more consistency from CB Darius Slay in 2014. "I think we have some good young pieces," Austin said. "You know, as we watched the tape, one of the young guys, Slay, I looked at him and you go, 'Boy, he had his ups and downs.' You know, he had some things, he had some growing pains. There were some times he didn't look very good and there were some times he looked outstanding."
"Our goal is to try to get him to be consistent, to be a consistent player. That way, that talent will start to take over, but I think he's a guy that has the ability out there and we probably want to try to improve," Austin said. "But we want to improve in all areas."
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:08:40 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said the cornerback position is an area the team would like to strengthen up this offseason. "In the NFL, you can't have enough corners,'' Austin said. "We had three pretty good corners last year (with the Baltimore Ravens) and we had our work cut out for us. So, I think that obviously, that would probably be an area that we would want to make sure we strengthen up.''
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:06:21 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said the team likely will use a 4-3 defensive alignment but likely will not add a pass-rushing linebacker this offseason. "We're going to probably stay more in a 4-3, in terms of what we have personnel-wise," Austin said. "Our pressures with our linebackers will be coming from different angles, different things that way, instead of a per se 'rush linebacker' that I'm used to dealing with."
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:47:07 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said he wants the defense to cut down on the number of big plays they give up next season and also wants the defense to create more turnovers. "I think the way you become a game-changing defense is you cut down on the amount of big plays, because those are demoralizing to your defense," Austin said. "You try to create some more turnovers. I know that's an area that we weren't as good as we want to be." The Lions gave up more plays of 40 or more yards than all but two teams in the NFL.
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 20:16:44 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said he will be willing to bench players if they continue to make the same mistakes during games. "If a guy continues to make the same mistake, then what we do is we say, 'Hey, listen, you obviously aren't doing the things we need you to do for the team. You can come stand by me (on the sideline) for a while until you figure out how to do this right,'" Austin said.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:07:14 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions hired Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin for their vacant defensive coordinator position Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:56:03 -0800
The Detroit Lions have received permission to interview Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin for their defensive coordinator position.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:48:19 -0800
The Detroit Lions are expected to run a 4-3 defense next season. Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin is expected to be hired for the Lions' defensive coordinator position.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:46:03 -0800
The Detroit Lions are expected to hire Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin as their new defensive coordinator.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:45:23 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell could bring Baltimore Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery, offensive line coach Andy Moeller and defensive backs coach Teryl Austin with him to his new team.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:11:04 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is likely to hire Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin as the team's defensive coordinator.
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:46:26 -0700
Baltimore Ravens FS Michael Huff is off to a strong start with his new team in an attempt to replace defensive star Ed Reed. "He has great range. He has really good speed. We all know he has played corner in the past. He has played safety, so he gives us a lot of flexibility matchup-wise," Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin said. "He can cover, he can blitz, he can play in the back. We will use that to the best of our ability to try to confuse quarterbacks and try not to line him up in the same place all the time."
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:16:45 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens have hired former University of Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin as their secondary coach, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:13:51 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens have interviewed former University of Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for their secondary coach vacancy and he's considered the leading candidate to land the job, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. The Ravens have yet to announce that he's been hired, but friends of Austin say he's already been informed that he'll be hired.
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:14:41 -0800
Former University of Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin is not considered a strong candidate for the Arizona Cardinals vacant defensive coordinator position, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 09:12:12 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals may be interested in interviewing former University of Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for their vacant defensive coordinator position, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 18:53:59 -0800
Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals secondary coach Teryl Austin has accepted the defensive coordinator's job with the University of Florida, according to XTRA-910's Mike Jurecki.
Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:55:57 -0800
Brad Biggs, of the National Football Post, reports Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach Teryl Austin will meet with the University of Florida about their vacancy at defensive coordinator. Austin will likely meet with the team Wednesday, Feb. 10, according to a league source.
Thu, 18 Jan 2007 16:19:03 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals have announced the hiring of Teryl Austin as the team's new defensive backs coach. Austin served in the same capacity for the Seattle Seahawks for the last four seasons.
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:39:00 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks defensive backs coach Teryl Austin is not under contract for the 2007 season and could be elsewhere next year.