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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:14:32 -0700
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers special assistant to the head coach Butch Davis said the team drafted SS Mark Barron to stop New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham. "We took [safety] Mark Barron in the first round simply because of Jimmy Graham," Davis said of the team's decision with the eighth overall pick that year.
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 05:24:52 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers special assistant Butch Davis said he will serve as a sounding board for new head coach Greg Schiano. "I will help with personnel decisions, evaluating talent at the combine and for the draft ... I'll be a sounding board for many things," Davis said.
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 05:18:52 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers special assistant Butch Davis said he sees great potential in QB Josh Freeman. "I'd say this team definitely got the quarterback part right and in this league it starts with the quarterback," Davis said.
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 05:12:41 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, a defensive-minded coach, will put his stamp on the team's defense. However, the defense will be run by a coordinator, according to special assistant Butch Davis.
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:50:32 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired former NFL head coach Butch Davis as an assistant to head coach Greg Schiano. Davis will assist and advise Schiano in a wide range of football aspects.
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:15:55 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still expected to hire former NFL head coach Butch Davis as their senior defensive assistant but he will not be part of the coaching staff and will not work with any of the players so not to violate the terms of his buyout of his contract with the University of North Carolina.
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 07:50:06 -0800
Although there are reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Butch Davis as a defensive assistant, that is not yet a done deal. Davis' role with the team has yet to be determined. He could serve an advisory role only with Tampa Bay due to his contract with the University North Carolina, Davis' former team. Buried in Davis' contract with UNC – which fired him in July – is an agreement that Davis will get up to $1.7 million in severance payments from 2013 to 2015. The payments, however, would be made only in the event Davis was not employed as a coach elsewhere. If Davis was to take a job coaching elsewhere, the amount of his new coaching salary would be deducted from the payments owed by the university. As a result, Davis has yet to sign a deal with the Buccaneers, according to two sources.
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:02:40 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired former NFL head coach Butch Davis as a senior defensive assistant.
Sun, 05 Feb 2012 11:33:26 -0800
Former North Carolina head coach Butch Davis may be considered the frontrunner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator position.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:37:49 -0800
Updating a previous item, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano could be interested in hiring Butch Davis as an assistant head coach or defensive coordinator.
Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:48:34 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano could have interest in adding former Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis to his coaching staff.
Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:37:09 -0700
ESPNews reports current University of North Carolina and former Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 18:31:16 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL head coach Butch Davis will be the head coach for North Carolina in 2007. North Carolina is 1-9 this year and has not beaten a Division I-A team in 2006.
Fri, 03 Nov 2006 21:53:39 -0800
Ivan Maisel and Joe Schad, of ESPN.com, reports former Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis has been tacitly offered the head coaching job at North Carolina University. A source said Butch Davis has the job if he wants it, but the school "would like a commitment soon, in two to three weeks from Butch." The school fired sixth-year head coach John Bunting, effective at the end of the 2006 season. Davis has started to assemble a coaching staff from the ranks of NFL and major college programs should he accept the job from North Carolina.
Fri, 07 Jul 2006 06:19:40 -0700
David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports eighteen months after Butch Davis was fired as the Cleveland Browns head coach, just eight of his 29 draft choices remain with the team.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 22:34:56 -0800
Rick Dean, of the Capital-Journal, reports Kansas City Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson declined to comment on radio reports that he would meet next with former Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis, who currently is unemployed.
Sat, 24 Dec 2005 06:59:04 -0800
John Czarnecki, of FOXSports.com, reports former Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis could be a head coaching candidate in Kansas City, if current Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil does not return. Early word is Vermeil will not be back in 2006.
Wed, 03 Aug 2005 22:13:41 -0700
Patrick Herb, of KCChiefs.com, reports former Cleveland Browns and University of Miami head coach Butch Davis has been a visitor at Kansas City Chiefs' training camp over the last few days. Head coach Dick Vermeil has always been welcoming to various coaches who visit the UW - River Falls campus, as Tom Coughlin, Chuck Knox and Frank Solich have all visited in past seasons. Davis addressed the team on the Ramer Field turf following Tuesday's, Aug. 2, night practice.
Thu, 13 Jan 2005 14:01:35 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports former Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis intends to remain out of coaching this year. "He's pretty adamant about taking some time off," said former team president of player personnel Pete Garcia said. Davis was dismissed as head coach during this past season.
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 20:49:24 -0800
Dallas Cowboys WR Quincy Morgan, who was traded from the Cleveland Browns Oct. 19, had a few choice words for former Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis after Davis resigned from the team Tuesday, Nov. 30, reports Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com. "It was little things, the way he treated guys," Morgan said. "He just wasn't up front with a lot of guys, you can go talk to him and he'll tell you one thing and, behind your back it's another. Everyday in the locker room you would hear two or three guys saying what they don't like about playing for coach Davis. I'm not saying anything bad about the guy, he drafted me, I had fun playing for him, but a lot of guys' (loyalties) went away from him the past few years."
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 12:33:35 -0800
SportsTicker reports the Cleveland Browns have named offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie as their interim head coach following the resigning of head coach Butch Davis.
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 07:40:18 -0800
Jay Glazer, of Fox Sports, reports on Foxsports.com that Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis has resigned as head coach and head of football operations. The Browns are adamant they have not fired Davis and this was his decision. The team is expected to choose an interim head coach later in the day Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 19:26:06 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said he remains uncertain about his future with the team following the 2004 season, reports Pat McManamon of ClevelandBrowns.com. "I can't answer that," Davis said when asked if he expected in his heart to be with the team beyond this season. "I wish I could tell you, but I don't know the answer to it." Davis appears open to the idea of bringing in a general manager in the offseason, but is unlikely to resign from the position of head coach.
Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:08:52 -0800
Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns OT Joaquin Gonzalez says he will start in Week 12, replacing OT Ryan Tucker (knee). However, head coach Butch Davis would not disclose who would start on the offensive line.
Tue, 23 Nov 2004 19:18:39 -0800
Updating ongoing reports, according to Pat McManamon of ClevelandBrowns.com, Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis will remain with the team through the end of the season, despite recent speculation that his firing was forthcoming. "Butch is the coach for the rest of the season -- as we've always discussed," team president John Collins said. "Going forward, we're interested in building a more substantive football operation, and we're open -- as Butch and [owner Randy Lerner] have discussed -- to bringing in anyone to help the team win." Discussions about adding a general manager or director of football operation will not take place until the 2004 season ends, Collins said.
Tue, 23 Nov 2004 12:36:20 -0800
Jay Glazer on FSN's Totally Football reports the Cleveland Browns have already decided to fire head coach Butch Davis. However, they have not determined whether or not to fire him during the season or wait until after the year is complete.
Tue, 16 Nov 2004 19:20:57 -0800
Updating a previous report, according to Steve King of ClevelandBrowns.com, recently released Cleveland Browns RB James Jackson is the first Butch Davis' draft pick to be released by the head coach/general manager. Jackson was drafted in the third round in 2001.
Mon, 25 Oct 2004 19:11:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis was troubled with his team's mental errors during a 34-31 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7, reports Pat McManamon of ClevelandBrowns.com. "There were more mental errors that we had in that ballgame than in probably two years," Davis said. "There are some things I would love to have do-overs on." Davis was particularly unhappy with mistakes in the Browns' defensive backfield.
Mon, 11 Oct 2004 19:30:04 -0700
Bob Labriola, of Steelers.com, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis is 1-7 in head-to-head matchups with Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher.
Mon, 24 May 2004 18:50:27 -0700
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports a late March meeting in Los Angeles between Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis and WR Dennis Northcutt served as the turning point in negotiations for a new contract for the wide receiver. "We cleared up some misconceptions," Davis said. "We were honest." Northcutt called the interaction "the start of it," adding, "Coach Davis told me what the coaches thought about me and how they wanted me back."
Thu, 20 May 2004 13:51:59 -0700
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis was pleased with the way the team performed during the first week of quarterback school practice sessions. "We've had four really good practices," Davis said. "The passion, the enthusiasm, the energy level. Those things are infectious. We have guys that really enjoy what they're doing."
Sat, 24 Apr 2004 15:03:16 -0700
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis is "fired up" about the Browns' selection of TE Kellen Winslow Jr. "We just picked a heck of a football player and I am fired up," said Davis. "We felt the second round was a pretty good price to pay. He's going to bring a lot of energy and help this offense. He's a lightning rod."
Fri, 16 Apr 2004 19:47:36 -0700
Tom Withers, of the Associated Press, reports that Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis feels partially responsible for the departure of part-time football consultant Ron Wolf from the team. "I really regret the way it turned out and ended, and I'll take some of the responsibility for that," he said. "I'm the first to admit that there's times that I regret things I said. I'm human. I make mistakes. Out of frustration and anger, sometimes I'll say things in a flippant remark." Wolf said earlier this week that he wasn't asked to do much by Davis during his short time with the Browns, and he was bothered by recent comments made by the head coach, who dismissed some of the 65-year-old's opinions.
Tue, 30 Mar 2004 09:00:53 -0800
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner affirmed that Browns head coach Butch Davis led the charge to acquire QB Jeff Garcia, but said he did not have to "sell" management on it.
Mon, 01 Mar 2004 21:19:18 -0800
SportsLine.com reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis met with QB Tim Couch Monday, March 1, at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio to discuss the quarterback's future with the franchise. The Browns want Couch to restructure his current contract, which will pay him $7.6 million this year, if he is going to be their starter for the upcoming season.
Fri, 20 Feb 2004 11:08:33 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said at the NFL Combine Friday, Feb. 20, that both QBs Tim Couch and Kelly Holcomb could be back with the team in 2004. Davis, however, wasn't willing to say there would still be an open competition at the quarterback position when training camp rolls around.
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:59:28 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have extended the contract of head coach Butch Davis by two seasons.
Thu, 22 Jan 2004 19:29:11 -0800
In a recent interview with Jaguars.com, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Kevin Johnson finally responded to criticism made by Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis, after Davis promptly cut Johnson in early November. "If they (Cleveland) wanted to go in a different direction, that's fine. I can handle that and move on. But don't question my character as a man," Johnson said. "I think anyone who knows me as a person and knows what type of guy I am knows that I have never been in any type of trouble on or off the field. I've done everything I've needed to do as a person and as a man. When they questioned my character, that really bothered me. A lot of people read that stuff in the paper and automatically think I'm a bad guy, and it's just not true." After letting him go, Davis said Johnson was a me-first player who was unwilling to do the little things in practice in order to further his development as a player.
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 09:26:17 -0800
The Canton Repository reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said he intends to name his starting quarterback before training camp.
Mon, 29 Dec 2003 14:57:40 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have fired offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, running backs coach Todd McNair and quarterbacks coach Carl Smith. Head coach Butch Davis said the team wanted to go in a "different direction". There is no timetable for a replacement and Davis did not discuss any names of potential candidates.
Sat, 13 Dec 2003 09:27:16 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis is committed to the team and would like to finish his coaching career in Cleveland. "This is where I want to finish my career. I'd like to be here for a long time," Davis said. Davis is under contract through 2005 and Browns President Carmen Policy has said there have been talks about extending the deal.
Tue, 02 Dec 2003 19:46:38 -0800
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis has named QB Kelly Holcomb the starter for Monday's, Dec. 8, game against the St. Louis Rams. Holcomb was replaced by QB Tim Couch (knee) at halftime of Week 13 but later returned after Couch suffered a sprained left knee.
Tue, 02 Dec 2003 19:22:01 -0800
Updating precious reports, Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports tests on the left knee of Cleveland Browns QB Tim Couch (knee) showed no broken bones or significant damage. Head coach Butch Davis said Couch was walking "without a great deal of pain" Monday, Oct. 1, a day after injuring his knee against the Seattle Seahawks. Couch's status for Week 14 will be determined as the week progresses.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 11:09:00 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis recently praised the play on LBs Ben Taylor and Kevin Bentley for their performances against the New England Patriots in Sunday's, Oct. 26, game. "They made a lot of plays," Davis said. "Most of their runs came off-tackle to the outside, so your outside linebackers were going to have a lot of opportunity to make plays. Those kids have played well. They're getting better every single week." Taylor finished with 18 tackles, while Bentley added 15.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 20:02:11 -0800
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis was impressed with the performance of OT Joaquin Gonzalez in his NFL debut. Gonzalez replaced OT Barry Stokes (ankle) Sunday, Oct. 26, against the New England Patriots, who was out with an ankle injury. "(Gonzalez) had a solid performance," Davis said. "It wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it was good."
Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:58:13 -0700
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis took exception to the suggestion that he was downplaying the hairline fracture leg injury sustained to QB Kelly Holcomb and that he was in for a longer rehab. Davis said: "If he was going to be gone four-to-six weeks, trust me, I wouldn't be setting myself up for looking like a fool on Wednesday to have to come back in here and tell you that 'Oh God, he's going to be out four-to-six weeks.'"
Mon, 28 Jul 2003 09:02:32 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said the team won't go through heavy practices until the scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills on August 2. "The worst thing and the dumbest thing would be to go out and have full-blown, knock-down scrimmages right now," he said. "Our first great test will be against the Bills."
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 08:36:04 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis warned that some of the late-round picks might not make the team if they miss much time. "We've got some damn good competition and we're going to cut some guys that are pretty good for the first time," Davis said. "Every practice is an opportunity to make an impression on us and you're not going to make many impressions sitting at home."
Fri, 18 Jul 2003 07:20:06 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Cleveland Browns have made contract offers to every drafted player, according to head coach Butch Davis. Davis expects several of them to agree to terms over the weekend.
Tue, 01 Apr 2003 12:21:13 -0800
Steve King, of the Medina County Gazette, reports for The Sporting News that Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis recently acknowledged that he brought in too many free agents last year, which disrupted the team's chemistry, especially on defense. He now plans to build through the draft.