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Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:39:32 -0800
San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell was denied an opportunity to interview for the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator position. It is the second year in a row 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh denied permission for Donatell to leave the team for a defensive coordinator job. Donatell understands, however, that there is a system in place to prevent a position coach an opportunity for a promotion with another organization. "It's fair because I signed that contract," Donatell said. "I had a choice not to. You look at every year and make that decision."
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:07:29 -0800
The New Orleans Saints requested permission to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Ed Donatell. Donatell is under contract with the 49ers, and San Francisco blocked that interview.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:33:49 -0800
San Francisco 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell said he has not had any official contact with the Philadelphia Eagles about their defensive coordinator position.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:45:11 -0800
San Francisco 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula and secondary coach Ed Donatell have strong 3-4 defensive scheme credentials and might be on the radar of the New Orleans Saints for their defensive coordinator vacancy.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:43:58 -0800
San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell could be a candidate for the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator position.
Sat, 11 Feb 2012 08:14:24 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been denied permission to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell for their defensive coordinator position.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:41:24 -0800
The Oakland Raiders could consider New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson and San Francisco 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell as candidates for their defensive coordinator position. Both have coached with head coach Dennis Allen in the past.
Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:08:32 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers will hire Denver Broncos secondary coach Ed Donatell as their new secondary coach, a source told David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Thu, 08 Feb 2007 07:47:28 -0800
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports former Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinatoe Ed Donatell is not under consideration for the Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator vacancy.
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:50:41 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is on the hot seat in 2006 and will be expected to produce results after the team added DE John Abraham, SS Lawyer Milloy and FS Chris Crocker in the offseason to help bolster the defense.
Wed, 09 Mar 2005 14:29:31 -0800
Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons could pursue S Darren Sharper, once he is released by the Green Bay Packers, as expected. Sharper went to two Pro Bowls in the scheme of Falcons defensive coordinator Ed Donatell while both were together in Green Bay.
Wed, 05 Jan 2005 07:37:21 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plan Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns have lined up an interview with Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Ed Donatell about their vacant head coaching position.
Thu, 24 Jun 2004 13:45:58 -0700
Michael Oldham, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Ed Donatell has been impressed with rookie S Etric Pruitt in minicamp thus far. "He's just continued to improve," Donatell said. "He's picking up the system. We're throwing a lot of things at him right now and our goal is to get him ready to where he can compete in training camp." Donatell points out that Pruitt will need to make an immediate impact on special teams to make the roster. "He knows that special teams is really big for him," Donatell said. "If he were to be an impact player on special teams, that would be his ticket to get on this football team."
Sun, 18 Jan 2004 19:15:24 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons are expected to name Ed Donatell as their new defensive coordinator, according to Matt Winkeljohn of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, Donatell had served as the defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers for four seasons.
Fri, 16 Jan 2004 09:47:31 -0800
The Green Bay Packers announced the team has relieved defensive coordinator Ed Donatell of his coaching duties, Jan. 16. The team has yet to name a replacement.
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 13:12:34 -0800
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman is in the process of evaluating his coaching staff. That could be bad news for defensive coordinator Ed Donatell, whose defense struggled for much of the season and was unable to protect the lead in the Sunday, Jan. 11, NFC Divisional Playoff game at the Philadelphia Eagles.
Thu, 23 Oct 2003 10:11:27 -0700
According to Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Ed Donatell could be making some changes to the defense. DE Cletidus Hunt, who came out during Sunday's, Oct. 19, game against the St. Louis Rams when the defense went into the dime package, could continue to do so in the future. Donatell said he wants to rotate his linemen in order to keep them as fresh as possible in the second half. Hunt, who had been the inside rusher in the dime for the team's first six games, is also nursing a sore leg. "We want to spread the work around a little bit," Donatell said. "(Hunt) played some on third down (against the Rams) but not much. We just want to spread it around, and that's been a formula that's worked for us."
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 21:21:39 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports free agent DT Gilbert Brown (Packers) expects to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers. "He's healing up and training and says he wants to play," defensive coordinator Ed Donatell said. "We intend for him to be back."
Thu, 05 Dec 2002 21:47:32 -0800
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila returned to the team Thursday, just one week after the death of his mother in an automobile accident. He did not practice, but he hopes to play Sunday. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell said he didn't know if Gbaja-Biamila would practice Friday.
Wed, 23 Oct 2002 17:29:24 -0700
According to the Associated Press, Green Bay Packers rookie S Marques Anderson has earned the team's starting free safety job. Several Packers players said Anderson will replace S Matt Bowen in the lineup and start ahead of Antuan Edwards. Edwards has been out with an injury and just returned Wednesday. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell had this to say about the lineup switch: "I don't know if that's been finalized. Antuan just returned to practice today. He was out there with a pretty big cast. I have to wait until coach Mike Sherman says as much. When Mike says so, it's a go."
Thu, 05 Sep 2002 22:09:25 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers starting OLB Nate Wayne (hamstring) had to leave practice early Thursday. After practice, however, Wayne refused to say whether the injury was serious. He also refused to comment on his chances to play Sunday. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell said he thought the injury was minor and that Wayne was pulled out of drills for precautionary measures.
Wed, 12 Jun 2002 09:07:25 -0700
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Ed Donatell said defensive tackle Cletidus Hunt needs to drop his weight from 310 to 302 pounds, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hunt also said he won't change his diet but will do extra conditioning from now until training camp to lose the weight.
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 11:29:46 -0700
According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay Packers rookie DL Aaron Kampman has been seeing plenty of reps because of injuries to other defensive linemen. The team has been encouraged with what they’ve seen so far; with defensive coordinator Ed Donatell noting that Kampman is a big, strong guy. They’ve been moving him around at different positions to give him more experience.
Sun, 02 Jun 2002 08:22:55 -0700
Packersnews.com reports the team will go through next week's mini-camp without five defensive players, safeties LeRoy Butler and Antuan Edwards, LBs Nate Wayne and Chris Gizzi and DE Jamal Reynolds will all miss as they continue to rehab previous injuries. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is hopeful all five will be ready when training camp begins in July. Butler appears to be the biggest question mark of the five.
Fri, 09 Nov 2001 21:05:16 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers NT Gilbert Brown (leg) returned to practice Friday and will start, according to defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.
Mon, 01 Oct 2001 16:20:29 -0700
As an update to a previously reported story, the Associated Press reports the Green Bay Packers will now attempt to replace nickel back Antuan Edwards who is out for the year with a torn ACL. He refused to put any blame on the shoddy sod that came up in huge chunks at Ericsson Stadium. "Anytime you lose a quality player who's very dedicated and having a great year and being productive for you, it's a setback," defensive coordinator Ed Donatell said. Coach Mike Sherman was searching the waiver wire Monday for help. The team may turn to its own reserves for help. Tod McBride could move up to nickel back with rookie Bhawoh Jue, Allen Rossum, or Chris Akins or any combination replacing him in the dime. The Packers might move strong S Darren Sharper around on some passing downs, Donatell said.
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 20:54:20 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers have formally switched the titles of S LeRoy Butler to free safety and S Darren Sharper to strong safety. In the defensive system of coordinator Ed Donatell the safeties basically are interchangeable.
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 20:36:01 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers will be out to upgrade their pass rush via free agency or the NFL draft. Unless they can improve their draft position or make some drastic moves to create room under the salary cap the Packers may still not have the dominant pass rusher in 2001 that coach Mike Sherman covets. The team is also hoping Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila can improve at defensive end, although he is still considered a project. If they can't improve the rush they will continue to need to rely on defensive coordinator Ed Donatell's blitzing schemes.