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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 06:58:01 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys have seen an improvement on third down, mostly because they are in more manageable situations. "We thought in the last two games we certainly got better and they were more manageable," offensive coordinator Bill Callahan said. "And I had said a couple of weeks ago that was the key. If we could stay in those manageable situations that helps us execute, convert drives gives us another chance, another opportunity to extend the plays."
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:43:03 -0800
Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan said head coach Jason Garrett did not veto any plays in the team's Week 12 game.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:06:16 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has been more involved in the offensive game plan than he was earlier in the year, but he won't take over as the play-caller. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan will continue to call the plays during games. Garrett doesn't anticipate any coaching changes heading into Week 12 against the New York Giants.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:17:53 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he won't shake up the coaching staff during the team's bye week in Week 11. Jones said defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin won't be fired and head coach Jason Garrett won't take the play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. The Cowboys were held to 193 yards of total offense in their Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The team's defense ranks last in the league with an average of 439.8 yards per game. Jones believes the team needs to play more man coverage on defense. "You need to probably man up more in the secondary than we've been doing, rather than relying on zone," Jones said. "Because if we can't get pressure and we're relying on the traditional zone as you might mentally picture it, then that's a recipe for what happened to us the other night."
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:21:49 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he is fine with giving up the play calling to offensive coordinator Bill Callahan because he has been looking to get more involved with the defense and special teams. "I made a very conscious effort over the last couple of years to coach the whole football team. I spent time with the defensive guys on their side of the practice field. I spent a lot of time in the defensive meetings and the special teams meetings. I've always done that. But just the mechanics of someone else calling the actual plays allows me to maybe take a different view of it. So you'll see that on the practice field. That's how we operated all throughout the offseason in our OTAs and our mini-camp, and it worked very smoothly for us, and we'll continue to do that," Garrett said.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:08:13 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said offensive coordinator Bill Callahan will call the plays on offense.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:07:51 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OC Bill Callahan will be the offensive play caller for the team in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: Head coach Jason Garrett previously called the plays for the Cowboys, but there is no word on what changes, if any, will be made to the offensive scheme. Keep an eye on the Cowboys through training camp and the preseason to see if any changes are obvious in the way plays are called.
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:55:28 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have not made a decision on who will call the offensive plays in 2013 as head coach Jason Garrett said the team is still working out the mechanics of the decision. "I think we have a pretty good plan and we'll execute it as the offseason progresses," Garrett said. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan said he is willing to do whatever Garrett asks. "Whatever coach wants me to do, whatever role he wants me to fill, I'm more than happy to do that," Callahan said. "We're working through a lot of things right now."
Sun, 12 May 2013 13:19:48 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team has not decided whether he or offensive coordinator Bill Callahan will call the offensive plays this offseason.
Sat, 11 May 2013 16:12:02 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team has not decided whether he or offensive coordinator Bill Callahan will be calling the offensive plays this season.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:05:01 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are talking with free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Jets). Slauson was coached by Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan at Nebraska.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:34:42 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett did not give a definitive answer on who would call the offensive plays in 2013. Garrett said the team is trying to move in the direction of offensive coordinator Bill Callahan calling the plays.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:49:40 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said it has "never been hell or high water" as far as calling the offensive plays; however, he wanted to keep his thumbprint on the team's offense, and that's why it was important for him to have offensive coordinator Bill Callahan take over as the playcaller. Although Callahan has not been officially announced as the playcaller, he is expected to assume that role. If the Cowboys had brought in someone from outside the organization to call the plays, Garrett likely would have had to surrender a lot of control over the team's philosophy.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:03:13 -0800
Former NFL WR Tim Brown denied ever saying Bill Callahan sabotaged Super Bowl XXXVII as head coach of the Oakland Raiders during a radio interview Wednesday, Jan. 23. "I have never said that he sabotaged the game," Brown said. "All I'm saying is, all I was saying after the game was, you know, the question was asked about this situation, but no one ever said ... that's something that could never be proven. We can't go inside the mind of Bill Callahan and say, 'Oh, yeah, we knew exactly what he was thinking, what he was trying to do.' All I'm saying is, the question was asked. But of course the media hears 'sabotage' and 'Bill Callahan' and 'throwing the football game,' now they're saying 'Throwing the football game' and that terminology was never used. But that wasn't the intent."
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:43:38 -0800
Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan released a statement strongly refuting former Oakland Raiders WR Tim Brown's suggestion that Callahan "sabotaged" the team's chances of winning Super Bowl XXXVII. Callahan coached the Raiders for two seasons. "There are many people who are disappointed by the outcome of Super Bowl XXVII, but none more than me," Callahan said. "While I fully understand a competitive professional football player's disappointment when a game's outcome doesn't go his team's way, I am shocked, saddened and outraged by Tim Brown's allegations ... I think it would be in the best interests of all including the game America loves that these allegations be retracted immediately."
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:04:05 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team hasn't made any final decisions on who will calls the offensive plays next season, but that head coach Jason Garrett is fine with the decision to move away from him as the play-caller. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan has more experience calling plays under former Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden in a West Coast offense. "I think you get that when you create more input, influence, whatever you want to call it ..." Jones said. "If Bill Callahan has more influence - let's make that assumption. If he does, then you will see more of some of the things that work for him in his coaching career."
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:28:07 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will not be in charge of calling the offensive plays next season. Instead, offensive coordinator Bill Callahan will be in charge.
Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:44:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he wanted to keep the play-calling duties next season to keep continuity but is willing to allow offensive coordinator Bill Callahan's role increase as the season progresses.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:22:22 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is expected to continue calling plays despite the addition of offensive coordinator Bill Callahan.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:07:07 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys have hired New York Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan as their new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. Head coach Jason Garrett will continue to handle the play-calling duties.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:48:14 -0800
Former New York Jets assistant head coach Bill Callahan will serve as the offensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 13:27:13 -0800
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said he will be meeting with offensive line coach Bill Callahan in the coming days to try to work out a new contract. Callahan's contract expires at the end of the season and the Jets want to bring him back.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 10:52:09 -0800
The New York Jets have offered offensive line coach Bill Callahan several contract extensions during the season, but Callahan has not signed any of them because he wants to keep his options open. Callahan could be an option if the team decides to hire a new offensive coordinator.
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 06:37:32 -0800
New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, from all indications, needs a Hail Mary to save his job. The heir apparent is offensive line coach Bill Callahan; however, Callahan's contract is up after the season, according to a league source, and he could be an attractive coordinator candidate on the open market, especially if Jon Gruden decides to return to the sideline. There also seems to be a disconnect between Schottenheimer and head coach Rex Ryan.
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:33:27 -0800
The Tennessee Titans were denied permission to interview New York Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan for their offensive coordinator position, a source told John Clayton, of ESPN.com.
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:02:15 -0800
The New York Jets denied a request from the Tennessee Titans to interview offensive line/assistant coach Bill Callahan for their vacant offensive coordinator position, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:58:30 -0800
Correcting a previous report, the New York Jets have announced they have hired former University of Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan as the team's assistant head coach/offense. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:59:27 -0800
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports New York Jets hired former University of Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan Friday, Jan. 18. Callahan was hired to be the team's offensive line and running game coach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Thu, 10 Jan 2008 09:11:58 -0800
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets interviewed former University of Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan for an unspecified coaching job, according to the NFL Network and ESPN.com.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 22:38:09 -0800
Steven M. Sipple, of the Lincoln Journal Star, reports speculation began about Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan returning to the NFL, now that there are plenty of head coaching openings. Gary O'Hagan, Callahan's agent, was asked Tuesday, Jan. 3, about the possibility of Callahan filling one of the league's head coaching vacancies. "First of all, we're not looking," O'Hagan said. "I can understand the speculation, but I know that Bill's out recruiting today, and that's his main concern." He said as of Tuesday, Jan. 3, he hadn't received overtures from NFL teams regarding Callahan.
Fri, 09 Jan 2004 11:27:53 -0800
Updating an earlier story, USAToday.com reports the University of Nebraska named former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan head coach.
Fri, 09 Jan 2004 09:56:36 -0800
Associated Press reports former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan has become the new head coach at the University of Nebraska. Callahan was reportedly introduced to players as their new coach Friday, Jan. 9, morning.
Tue, 06 Jan 2004 17:35:45 -0800
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan, who was fired last week, will interview on Wednesday, Jan. 7, for the vacancy at the University of Nebraska. A high-character coach, despite criticism from some veteran Raiders players, Callahan might be an excellent fit in Lincoln, Neb. He has a strong offensive mind, is an excellent teacher, and enjoys dealing with younger players.
Mon, 05 Jan 2004 21:29:37 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan is interested in the vacant head coaching position at the University of Nebraska.
Wed, 31 Dec 2003 09:43:35 -0800
ESPNews reports the Oakland Raiders fired head coach Bill Callahan.
Tue, 30 Dec 2003 16:06:58 -0800
The San Francisco Chronicle reports a source inside the Oakland Raiders' front office confirmed Tuesday, Dec. 30, that head coach Bill Callahan was let go. The team did not pick up the first of two option years on Callahan's contract. In a meeting between Callahan, managing general partner Al Davis and senior assistant Bruce Allen earlier on Tuesday, the decision was reached, the source said. The Raiders are expected to announce their decision on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Mon, 29 Dec 2003 08:50:40 -0800
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Oakland Raiders will fire head coach Bill Callahan.
Mon, 15 Dec 2003 19:59:21 -0800
ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan is unfazed about his job status despite the Raiders' 4-10 record. "I just try to coach to the best of my ability and hope they keep me one more week, you know?" Callahan said following Oakland's 20-12 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15. LB Napoleon Harris believes Callahan, who is in the final year of a two-year contract, deserves to return as head coach in 2004. "In my opinion, I think he does," Harris said. "You have a guy who went to the Super Bowl as a rookie coach and then you have a bad season. Just to cut a guy's head off like that, it's kind of like saying, 'Wow.' But this is the NFL and you never know how things will turn out."
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 20:32:47 -0800
Oakland Raiders C Barret Robbins (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 4, and has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's, Dec. 7, game against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a nagging knee problem. Head coach Bill Callahan said the injury was an arthritic condition that his center has been successfully dealing with throughout the season. If Robbins is unable to go, C Adam Treu will get his first start at center since last year's Super Bowl. Treu will also serve as the long snapper.
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 19:53:34 -0800
Oakland Raiders OG Mo Collins (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 4, because of a knee injury. Head coach Bill Callahan said Collins is "very questionable" for Sunday's, Dec. 7, game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Collins cannot play, OG Brad Badger would move from left guard to right guard and OG Frank Middleton would step in at left guard.
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 20:51:33 -0800
Oakland Raiders TE Doug Jolley, a key figure in the passing game last year, suited up for Sunday's, Nov. 30, game against the Denver Broncos, but was only one of two Raiders' players to not see any playing time in the game. Raiders head coach Bill Callahan said Jolley sat out because Oakland had to use OT Langston Walker as an extra tight end to help with Broncos DE Trevor Pryce.
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:54:51 -0800
Oakland Raiders DT John Parrella (groin) missed his eighth consecutive game Sunday, Nov. 30, against the Denver Broncos because of a severely strained groin. Parrella continues to rehab the injury and Raiders head coach Bill Callahan said he hopes the big defensive tackle can return before the end of the season.
Thu, 06 Nov 2003 20:08:00 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan has yet to decide on the team's backup quarterback for the Sunday, Nov. 9, game against the New York Jets. Either QBs Tee Martin or Rob Johnson will backup starting QB Rick Mirer.
Thu, 06 Nov 2003 06:11:39 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan met with CB Charles Woodson to discuss their differences on Wednesday, Nov. 5. "It was very positive," Callahan said. "We're moving forward." Woodson recently publicly criticized Callahan for being stubborn and losing control of the team.
Mon, 03 Nov 2003 08:11:49 -0800
George Sipple, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Oakland Raiders CB Charles Woodson, who blasted head coach Bill Callahan last week for being egotistical and unreceptive, continued his attack on Sunday, Nov. 2. "With (former coach Jon) Gruden, you knew exactly what he was going to do," Woodson said. "At this point, guys don't know what we're going to do from week to week. (Callahan) might say one thing on Monday, and on Saturday, it's something different. (Gruden) built this team back up to where it was, and now it's falling apart."
Fri, 31 Oct 2003 10:32:39 -0800
Marcus Thompson II, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders CB Charles Woodson recently blasted head coach Bill Callahan, calling him egotistical and unreceptive. "We have a coach with a very big ego, you know what I mean? And he's not listening to those veterans. And that's what's sad about it," Woodson said. "When you get to a point, I think, in your life where you can't listen to guys with the experience that we have on our offense, then I think there's something very wrong."
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 17:40:04 -0800
Oakland Raiders DT Sean Gilbert isn't expected to be active for Week 9. Gilbert reported he felt sluggish following Wednesday's practice, but Raiders head coach Bill Callahan was encouraged by his performance on Thursday and said having Gilbert active was a possibility.
Wed, 22 Oct 2003 08:09:22 -0700
Oakland Raiders backup QB Marques Tuiasosopo produced 10 points for the Raiders offense in the fourth quarter of their Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, after starting QB Rich Gannon (shoulder) had produced only 10 points in his last eight quarters. Gannon was replaced late in the first half of the game after injuring his shoulder and never returned. Raiders head coach Bill Callahan said he had no comment on the quarterback situation until seeing Gannon's medical report.
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:46:56 -0700
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan said the offensive problems from the first two weeks stem from the players not being in synch, adding that there's no need for panic. "We're not in rhythm right now, and we're capable of getting back into a rhythm very quickly," Callahan said. "Are we pleased with where we're at in terms of our execution? No."
Sun, 20 Apr 2003 14:41:15 -0700
Jim Jenkins, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan deemed the rumors of the team trading CB Charles Woodson as “laughable”. "Five Pro Bowls in five years," Callahan said. "I don't know how that one got started."