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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:36:47 -0800
The Miami Dolphins could show interest in former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley for their vacant quarterbacks coaching position.
Fri, 03 Feb 2006 09:56:50 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports there is no indication of where the Detroit Lions will turn for their offensive coordinator position now that Mike Martz is no longer in the running. The team has previously spoken with former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley and Cincinnati Bengals WRs coach Hue Jackson.
Tue, 31 Jan 2006 09:49:57 -0800
Updating previous reports, Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions have had preliminary talks with former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley about their offensive coordinator position.
Mon, 30 Jan 2006 05:23:16 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions are not as close to a new offensive coordinator as previously reported. Contrary to reports that former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz will decide by Monday, Jan. 30, whether to take the Lions job, a source close to the situation said not only has Martz not been offered the job, but he has yet to have a formal interview with new Lions head coach Rod Marinelli. According to the same source, Marinelli is reviewing all the candidates and he is not close to making a decision. The list of candidates for the offensive coordinator job includes Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers coach Hue Jackson and former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley.
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 19:41:30 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the New York Jets are giving some consideration to interviewing former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 19:40:05 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli has talked to former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley, who would be a candidate as coordinator or for one of several position jobs.
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:23:26 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have released offensive coordinator Tom Rossley.
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 12:28:02 -0800
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Green Bay Packers have not officially fired offensive coordinator Tom Rossley, but he is not expected to be retained.
Mon, 26 Sep 2005 22:01:47 -0700
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley returned to work Monday, Sept. 26, after missing the first quarter of the Week 3 game due to chest discomfort. All test results were negative.
Sun, 25 Sep 2005 12:23:11 -0700
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley was taken to a hospital for tests when he fell ill before the Packers Week 3 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He returned to the sidelines in the second quarter after being cleared by doctors.
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 22:07:44 -0700
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley says the team won't hesitate to pull QB Brett Favre if he starts getting hit in Saturday's, Aug. 20, preseason game versus the Buffalo Bills. "It depends on who's in there with him," Rossley said. "If we're concerned about who's in there protecting him, we'll get him out. If we feel like we have a good group with him, we'll see how it goes." Two weeks ago when the teams took part in a scrimmage at Lambeau Field, the Bills surprised the Packers with the amount and variety of blitzes they ran and the Packers reacted poorly, surrendering eight sacks and generally struggling to run their offense. Green Bay said they hope to remedy those protection problems this weekend.
Wed, 20 Oct 2004 17:18:53 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman will continue to call the plays this week. Sherman called the plays in the Week 6 38-10 victory over the Detroit Lions because offensive coordinator Tom Rossley was at home following an angioplasty. Rossley is back to work full-time but he still doesn't have the energy level to work long days and probably will give up play-calling through at least the Bye week.
Sat, 16 Oct 2004 09:04:55 -0700
Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman will call all of the team's offensive plays in the Week 6 game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Oct. 17. Sherman will replace offensive coordinator Tom Rossley, who underwent an emergency angioplasty earlier this week and is not expected to make the trip to Detroit. "I make my play calls in the game," Sherman said. "(Rossley) is the coordinator, he makes most of them, but I put my plays in there when I want to call something. It's been that way, so I don't see a big change other than doing more."
Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:40:01 -0700
Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley has undergone emergency heart surgery, to clear at least one artery, according to Dave Lawrence of Packers.com. "He's fine, everything went well," head coach Mike Sherman said. "He's at home right now. He will probably come in tomorrow, probably somewhat moderated, but he will be in tomorrow."
Sat, 28 Aug 2004 10:29:22 -0700
Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers QB Scott McBrien is making strides in training camp and is making a strong push to stick on the team's final roster as the No. 3 QB this year. "(McBrien) is very interesting," said Tom Rossley, the Packers' offensive coordinator. "He plays fast. As soon as he came into the game, people realized the speed he plays at. He's quick, he's live, he brings a little juice to the offense. It's going to be a good race." McBrien is competing with QB Tim Couch, who has struggled to adapt to the team's offense.
Mon, 06 Jan 2003 08:57:19 -0800
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman has some decisions to make with his coaching staff in the coming weeks. LBs coach Bo Pelini is headed to the University of Nebraska, so the Packers will need a replacement. There might also be changes on special teams and offense. Special teams coach Frank Novak is still trying to decide whether to retire, and if he decides not to, Sherman will have to make a choice about retaining him. There could also be pressure to change the offensive play calling, which offensive coordinator Tom Rossley handled during the season. Sherman did say that he isn’t going to completely overhaul the team.
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 23:42:22 -0800
The Ap reports Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (arm) had his right arm in a shoulder sling on Tuesday. He will have to make a remarkable recovery to be able to play Saturday night when the Packers host the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild-card playoffs. Coach Mike Sherman is holding out hope that Driver will be able to play Saturday, but offensive coordinator Tom Rossley is working on the premise that he won't.
Thu, 05 Dec 2002 22:45:28 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers WR Terry Glenn (hip) missed a second consecutive day of practice on Thursday. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley was not sure what Glenn's status was.
Thu, 05 Dec 2002 22:44:10 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports after he missed practice again Thursday, the Green Bay Packers are not expecting RB Ahman Green (knee) to play Sunday. That could change if his knee felt better before game time, but regardless rookie Tony Fisher will probably be a big part of the offense. It's a bonus if we get (Green)," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. "We kind of have to prepare to go without him."
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 00:42:57 -0700
According to the Journal Sentinel, although Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (thigh) is returing to the starting lineup this week, offensive coordinator Tom Rossley is worried about overworking him in his return. Look for RB/FB Najeh Davenport to spell Green on a regular basis.
Mon, 02 Sep 2002 22:24:32 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver will get the start for this week's season opener. He'll start at split-end ahead of WR Robert Ferguson. WR Terry Glenn is the other starter. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley did say Ferguson would get a lot of playing time.
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 07:50:22 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver is now working with the first-team offense at split end. He has taken over, for now, for WR Robert Ferguson. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley declined to say that Driver would start the pre-season opener this week, but he implied Driver had played his way into the starting job. "Donald has got to be on the field," Rossley said. "There's no question in our minds that Donald Driver has to play a lot. His work habits, his knowledge, his explosion. He gives us big plays."
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 11:52:14 -0700
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley and the rest of the coaching staff want to extend QB Brett Favre's playing career as long as possible and hope to do that by keeping Favre's rushing to a minimum this season and improving his decision making.
Mon, 10 Jun 2002 20:49:16 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers rookie QB Craig Nall is learning the team's offense during the team's current mini-camp. Nall is currently the team's No. 3 QB, when running the team's offense. The plan is to get Nall as prepared as possible to see extensive action in the team's pre-season games. "We've asked him to take reps with blitz, with empty, with different fronts and he has been confident and responded well," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said.
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 23:48:35 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers TE David Martin, who played the 2001 season at 255 pounds, has bulked up to 260 pounds. "I'm much stronger and I feel a lot faster," said Martin, who was the first player on offense saluted by offensive coordinator Tom Rossley for off-season improvement.
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 19:31:39 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson is having a good mini-camp, so far. They are impressed by his work habits and his grasp of the offense, which QB Brett Favre criticized last year. "Night and day," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. "Robert Ferguson, the way he was last year at this point, I think last year he wasn't sure of anything and now he's playing."
Sun, 21 Apr 2002 23:08:51 -0700
According to the Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers rookie QB Craig Nall will be given a shot to win the team's No. 2 QB slot. "Obviously, that's what you're shooting for," coach Mike Sherman said. "But that's a long jump." The team's other QBs are Josh Heupel and current No. 2 Doug Pederson. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley feels Nall has a much stronger arm, quicker feet and a more durable body than Heupel.
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 14:37:09 -0800
Gil Brandt reports for NFL.com Stephen F. Austin QB Wes Pate worked out Wednesday for offensive coordinators Tom Rossley (Packers) and Matt Cavanaugh (Ravens). He ran two 40s on turf at an average of 4.73. Pate had a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot long jump.
Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:09:48 -0800
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said he doesn’t have any plans to hire a quarterbacks coach or to take over the play calling on offense. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley has handled those duties the past two years.
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:20:39 -0800
Tom Silverstein reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Green Bay Packers have some concerns rookie TE David Martin could be hitting the "rookie wall," but considering he plays almost exclusively on third downs it's hard to imagine him being worn out. "We have to get more out of him," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. "We've got to get him over that hump and let him know the season is not over and that he's got to jump back up there and contribute. He's done well for us to this point." "I'm just trying to fit in the best I can," Martin said. Martin has just two catches for 21 yards and a touchdown in the last four games and only 11 catches for 124 yards and one touchdown all year.
Fri, 16 Nov 2001 20:56:47 -0800
Bob McGinn reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said the team's use of the shotgun offense is helping to keep QB Brett Favre and RB Ahman Green healthy. "We don't get sacked and Ahman Green doesn't have to block defensive tackles in the shotgun," Rossley said. The Packers have been in the shotgun on 145 of 484 plays, or 30%, and two of their 10 sacks have come from the passing formation.
Wed, 14 Nov 2001 19:33:21 -0800
Tom Silverstein reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel during practice Wednesday, Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson ran more plays with the No. 1 offense than at any time this season. Part of the reason was the team wanted to take a long look at him and part of the reason was starter Antonio Freeman (illness) and backup Donald Driver (thigh) missed practice. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley would not commit to Ferguson being on the 45-man active list for the Atlanta game Sunday, but it's obvious that he is a strong candidate.
Thu, 08 Nov 2001 20:30:00 -0800
Michael Cunningham reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers WR Bill Schroeder (ankle injury) improved the chances he would play Sunday by practicing for a second straight day Thursday. Schroeder increased the amount of work he did from the previous day and remained listed as probable. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said he still wasn't sure whether Schroeder would play, saying Schroeder is still not 100%. No. 4 WR Donald Driver (thigh) probably won't be able to play as he missed practice again today. "It doesn't look good for Donald right now," Rossley said.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 20:42:27 -0800
Michael Cunningham reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers WR Bill Schroeder participated fully in practice for the first time since suffering an ankle injury against Baltimore. Coach Mike Sherman said it is still too early to know if Schroeder will play Sunday. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said Schroeder told him after practice that the ankle felt okay.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 20:40:32 -0800
Michael Cunningham reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers TE Tyrone Davis (hamstring) returned to the practice field on Wednesday for the first time in four months. He participated extensively in the team portion of the practice. Davis, who has battled weight issues throughout his career, appeared slimmer. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said he didn't know when Davis might be available. "That is hard to tell," Rossley said. "I would think it would be a couple weeks yet."
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 19:49:43 -0800
Michael Cunningham reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Green Bay Packers have missed WR Bill Schroeder (aknle) in their passing game the last two weeks. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said the offense has missed Schroeder's speed, but also what he considers the two most important attributes for a receiver in the offense: the ability to get open against man coverage and being where he is supposed to be. Without Schroeder, the Packers tight ends and receivers have averaged 119.5 receiving yards per game with two touchdowns. Schroeder averaged 73 yards with four touchdowns over five games. The team still needs WRs Corey Bradford, Charles Lee, and Donald Driver to step up. If they don't rookie WR Robert Ferguson could be activated for the first time soon.
Thu, 01 Nov 2001 20:57:44 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers WR Bill Schroeder is practicing again, but he was clearly not 100%. He took part in a couple of drills but then pulled out because he was in pain. "He was struggling today," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. "He was hurting some. He did some seven-on-seven and I don't think he made it all the way through that." If Schroeder can't play, Corey Bradford will start and Charles Lee could move into the No. 3 spot with Donald Driver still ailing from a thigh pull.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 21:22:10 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers LB Nate Wayne (knee), RB Dorsey Levens (back) and TE David Martin (shoulder) all made it through practice Thursday with no problems and should play on Sunday. All three had missed last weekend's game with Carolina. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said Levens would not be limited by the injury and that the Packers planned to use him extensively. OL Mark Tauscher (ankle), Chad Clifton (hamstring) and Mike Flanagan (knee), who left practice early on Wednesday, were back at practice Thursday.
Fri, 21 Sep 2001 19:53:26 -0700
Bill McGinn reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Green Bay Packers RB Dorsey Levens wasn't able to practice on Friday due to back pains, which have been bothering him for two weeks. The team isn't sure if he'll be able to play on Monday night against the Redskins. "I hope that he's ready by game time but we just don't know," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. "When he can go, he can go." Rossley stated Levens has been very slow while practicing recently. His back injury became an issue during the Lions' game and has bothered him since. If Levens cannot play, the team would likely activate RB Herbert Goodman.
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 18:23:29 -0700
Bob McGinn reports for the Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers TE Bubba Franks is firmly planted as the team's starting TE. Rookie David Martin is a backup who bears watching. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said if the Packers ran 40 plays opening day in a one-tight end set, Franks would be on the field for all 40 plays. When asked if Martin would cut into Franks playing time one day, Rossley said "It could go either way." "David brings some explosion, some big-play opportunity. We've just got to get Bubba to be more explosive and catching balls and finishing plays. There's got to be pressure on him to do it." Franks has struggled with some dropped passes and Martin has the speed the team likes.
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 07:43:03 -0700
Christopher Walsh reports for the Press-Gazette Green Bay Packers No. 3 QB Henry Burris received some snaps in practice on Wednesday and he is also expected to play for the first time in the pre-season this weekend. He will attempt to fend off Michael Bishop as the team's No. 3 QB. The two QBs are roughly the same size, but Bishop is the better athlete. Burris has a huge advantage in that he’s been through three mini-camps and a month of training camp with the team. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley doesn’t anticipate Bishop playing in either of the team's last two pre-season games.
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 22:17:44 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers WR Antonio Freeman (concussion) will not play in this weekend's pre-season game. Freeman is being evaluated closely this week and is day-to-day, coach Mike Sherman said. It is the third known concussion sustained by Freeman since Nov. 21, 1999. WR Donald Driver was lined up at Freeman's starting flanker position opposite split end Bill Schroeder, while Corey Bradford remained the third receiver. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said Driver and Bradford would see time with the starters.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 06:51:24 -0700
Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green (groin) might not play in Monday night’s pre-season game against the Denver Broncos. Green said he might sit out because he doesn’t want to make his injury worse. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said that Green’s injury is mild and he would like to see Green take some snaps.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 22:26:19 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports during the Green Bay Packers scrimmage Saturday night, the team opened up with RBs Ahman Green and Dorsey Levens in the same backfield. Levens then took the rest of the night off. "(Levens) is coming off a couple injuries and I just want to play it safe," coach Mike Sherman said. Green then played the rest of the series with FB William Henderson. RB Rondell Mealey continued his fine training camp with a nice performance during tonight's scrimmage (he rushed six times for 18 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown, and caught one pass for 4 yards). Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley compared Mealey to a young version of Levens.
Thu, 07 Jun 2001 22:59:23 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Green Bay Packers are expecting big things from TE Bubba Franks this season. Franks had a rocky rookie season in Green Bay dropping too many passes, missing too many assignments and making too many damaging mistakes. "We have higher expectations for Bubba," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said at the Packers' final mini-camp. Given Tyrone Davis' issues, the Packers need Franks to come through for them. QB Brett Favre said he expects Franks to blossom this season. He also said he notices a more comfortable tight end now.
Sun, 29 Apr 2001 23:38:56 -0700
The Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn reports rookie WR Robert Ferguson and second-year WR Charles Lee were standouts at the WR position during the team's weekend mini-camp. Lee has been moved from split-end to flanker, where he is backing up WR Antonio Freeman. Freeman clearly wasn't in tip-top form and didn't extend himself on many plays. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said Freeman needs to work more. Bill Schroeder remains the starter at split-end with Ferguson and Corey Bradford behind him. Rossley said Bradford ran well, but he has, "a ways to go to get back into the real flow of things."
Sat, 28 Apr 2001 23:52:04 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers QB Henry Burris, who joined the team from the CFL, continues to work hard to earn his roster spot. The Packers saw enough of Burris' live arm, charisma and work habits to bypass drafting a quarterback. Burris is small and not all that fast, but he does throw a nice ball. "He's a talented kid and a hard worker," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. "But he's young and really raw." Currently veteran QB Doug Pederson is No. 2 on the depth chart, but the No. 2 and 3 QB jobs remain open. "I would say logically (Burris) can only be a No. 3 (this year), but who knows?" Rossley said.
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 03:39:59 -0700
According to Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers GM Ron Wolf and coach Mike Sherman basically got the players they wanted where they wanted them in Saturday's NFL Draft. "If we know what we're doing it's a good draft for us," Wolf said. DE Jamal Reynolds, 6-feet-3 and 267 pounds, is expected to start immediately at "elephant" end for the team. The Packers believe they satisfied their need at WR with the selection of Texas A&M's Robert Ferguson early in the second round. "He'll push to be No. 3 and he has the ability to be one of our best two," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. Oklahoma MLB Torrance Marshall, a third round pick, will likely backup starter Bernardo Harris.
Wed, 07 Feb 2001 22:45:48 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers QB Matt Hasselbeck is now hoping to remain a member of the team now that GM Ron Wolf is leaving. Hasselbeck said Packer offensive coordinator Tom Rossley indicated that coach Mike Sherman has been lobbying hard to keep Brett Favre's backup. Wolf will be around to help the team with the draft. Sherman also downplayed trade speculation at the end of the season, saying Hasselbeck provides good insurance if Favre ever was to get injured.
Wed, 10 Jan 2001 22:47:07 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Packers coach Mike Sherman is hopeful of hanging on to all of his remainng assistant coaches. Secondary coach Bob Slowik has already interviewed in Denver and RB coach Kippy Brown has left for the XFL. Sherman said he would wait until after the January 20 Senior Bowl to hire a replacement for Brown, who was credited with helping Ahman Green develop as the featured running back. It is also expected offensive coordinator Tom Rossley will continue to call the plays in 2001.