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Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:35:26 -0700
Updating a previous item, The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins offensive consultant Sherman Lewis will take over the playcalling duties from head coach Jim Zorn. The Redskins are averaging just 13.2 points per game this season.
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 06:48:52 -0700
Rick Maese and Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, report Washington Redskins offensive consultant Sherman Lewis is expected to assume playcalling duties from head coach Jim Zorn, according to two sources.
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 14:16:52 -0700
Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins have hired former NFL offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis as a consultant.
Thu, 13 Jan 2005 22:30:45 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis, who will retire at the end of January, refuted a recent story that suggested he was forced out as coordinator; and secondly, that he wrote letters to management expressing his doubts regarding QB Joey Harrington's long-term development, reports Jay Clemons of DetroitLions.com. "The suggestion that I sent letters to Mr. Ford, Bill Ford and [general manager Matt Millen] regarding [QB Joey Harrington] is ludicrous," Lewis said. "I did not send any letters as indicated. To insinuate that my retirement is anything but my desire is equally absurd. No one in the organization knew anything about my retirement until the day after the Tennessee game when I informed [head coach Steve Mariucci] of my intent to retire and spend more time with my family."
Mon, 03 Jan 2005 20:30:46 -0800
SportsTicker.com reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis will retire at the end of January. Lewis, who has been with the Lions since 2002, has been an NFL assistant for 22 seasons. "He's a Detroit Lion forever, and we're going to miss him," said head coach Steve Mariucci, who started coaching with Lewis in Green Bay in 1992. "He's a great man and a heck of a coach."
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 15:29:17 -0800
Updating previous stories, DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci has retained Sherman Lewis as offensive coordinator.
Wed, 05 Feb 2003 20:50:01 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci said we would meet one-on-one with all of the members of the current Lions staff, but has already met with John Marshall and current offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis. "I talked to Sherm Lewis and John Marshall today mainly because I have worked with them before in the NFL," Mariucci said. "I also talked with (Assistant to the head coach) Phil Stearns and just spoke briefly with some of the other assistants and told them I would meet with them tomorrow (Thursday).
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:41:28 -0800
As expected, the AP reports the Detroit Lions have promoted Sherman Lewis to offensive coordinator. He also will coach the wide receivers.
Thu, 09 Jan 2003 01:02:00 -0800
The Detroit News reports the Detroit Lions’ vacant wide receivers coaching position should be filled from within their current staff. Sherman Lewis is the likely replacement. Lewis joined the team last year as a general offensive assistant.
Tue, 07 Jan 2003 09:03:22 -0800
The Detroit News reports Detroit Lions special offensive assistant Sherman Lewis, who was hired in 2002 because of his knowledge of the West Coast offense and spent 10 seasons as offensive coordinator in Green Bay and Minnesota, is the top candidate to replace offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon.
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 14:55:42 -0800
As an update to our previous reports, the Associated Press reports the Detroit Lions hired Sherman Lewis to be the team's special assistant on offense.
Tue, 08 Jan 2002 22:55:33 -0800
The Dallas Morning News reports former Florida coach Galen Hall reportedly is the leading candidate to become the Dallas Cowboys new offensive coordinator. He coached RB Emmitt Smith in college. Hall had a 41-18 record in six seasons as Florida's coach. He also led the Orlando Thunder of the World League of American Football to a championship, he led the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe to championships in 1998 and 2000 and last season he coached in the XFL with Orlando. Some other potential candidates are former Minnesota offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis, Pittsburgh QBs coach Tom Clements, Philadelphia QBs coach Brad Childress, Carolina offensive coordinator Richard Williamson and former Carolina offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
Tue, 08 Jan 2002 15:08:54 -0800
Vikings.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have decided not to renew the contracts of coaches Carl Hargrave (RBs coach), Emmitt Thomas (defensive coordinator) and Sherman Lewis (offensive coordinator). They've also let go coach Richard Solomon (ILB coach). ESPNews reports defensive assistant coach Trent Walters left the staff to join Notre Dame.
Tue, 20 Nov 2001 20:15:50 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings are hoping last night's win over the Giants is the start of a big second half for them. "We came out and established ourselves early, and we were aggressive," Vikings offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis said. WR Randy Moss enjoyed a breakout game Monday night, catching 10 passes for 171 yards and three TDs. "Randy is going to have a marvelous second half," coach Dennis Green said Tuesday. Green does not think Moss' chronic ankle problem to seriously affect his or the team's performance the rest of the season.
Tue, 09 Oct 2001 19:34:53 -0700
The Star Tribune reports Vikings offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis said for the team to get its running game going, they have use it more. "I think you have to run the ball enough to keep the defense so they can't pass rush every time," Lewis said. Lewis added, "we want to run the ball better, whether we're going to be a passing team or a running team. We have to run the ball enough so they'll respect it." C Matt Birk said it's a team effort and the blocking and running has to get better. Rookie RB Michael Bennett has to have more opportunities to get rolling. Bennett had just eight carries in New Orleans. Asked if Bennett was getting the most out of the running room available, Lewis said, "Yes, he is."
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 12:45:38 -0700
The Star Tribune reports team sources confirmed that head coach Dennis Green called the Vikings' plays in the second half against the Bears, which opened with a touchdown drive but netted no points thereafter. People close to the situation said offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis' job is safe.
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 06:09:13 -0700
The Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Vikings continue to be impressed by rookie RB Michael Bennett. The coaching staff is thrilled with Bennett's athleticism and level of preparedness. Offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis said Bennett rarely makes mistakes, despite the team's playbook being more complicated than his college playbook. "He's ready to play," Lewis said of Bennett. "He's going to make some mistakes, and we know that. There'll be some growing pains." Vikings coach Dennis Green said Bennett is further along at running back as a rookie than Robert Smith was in 1993.
Fri, 06 Jul 2001 13:30:25 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports for the Sporting News that Minnesota Vikings TE Byron Chamberlain may have a big role in the Vikings' game plan this year. Offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis loves using the tight end in his attack and the team is excited about Chamberlain's potential. They may design short- to mid-range routes for Chamberlain this season as they'll be looking for a new way to get first-downs with RB Robert Smith retired.
Sun, 08 Apr 2001 11:44:36 -0700
Adam Schefter reports for the Denver Post the Denver Broncos have the NFL' largest and most expensive coaching staff. Denver's Gary Kubiak is tied with Minnesota's Sherman Lewis as the game's two highest-paid offensive coordinators - each earns about $400,000 per season. Denver's Ray Rhodes is tied with Baltimore's Marvin Lewis and the New York Giants' John Fox as the game's highest-paid defensive coordinators - again each earns about $400,000 per season. "To tell you the truth, I don't even care," owner Pat Bowlen said. "I think coaching is equally important as the players, I really do. The better your coaches are, the better your team is going to be." In other team news, the 1999 trade of Marshall Faulk to the Rams may impact the Broncos desire to trade a RB. Teams remember Faulk's trade value was only second- and fifth-round draft picks.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 15:09:20 -0800
Bill Williamson of the Pioneer Press reports for the Sporting News although the Minnesota Vikings are not one of the teams that have already contacted agent Eric Metz about TE Mark Chmura, they may enter the scene if Chmura's price tag is small. The Vikings have a lot of salary issues to deal with before they start looking to sign new players. Chmura played under Vikings offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis when he held that position in Green Bay, and Chmura thrived. Chmura would be an excellent option to offset star WRs Randy Moss and Cris Carter in the Vikings offense. One RB to keep an eye on as a potential replacement for Robert Smith is Seattle's Ricky Watters. He is an expert in the Vikings West Coast offense system and reportedly Seattle will take a third-round draft pick for Watters - if they shop him around the league.
Sat, 30 Dec 2000 22:13:25 -0800
The Star Tribune reports as the Minnesota Vikings prepare for their first playoff game next week, they need a lift from their stagnant running game. RB Robert Smith rushed for 122, 117, 103, 148 and 115 yards in five consecutive games in November. Since then, he has suffered from loose particles in his right knee and has rushed for 67, 26 and 37 yards in three losses that cost the Vikings the first seed in the NFC playoffs. The offensive line has taken some responsibility for the struggling running game as well. During the three game stretch, Smith's receiving totals have dropped as well. Offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis said he the running game is a big key to the team's success. All indications are that Wasswa Serwanga will continue to start ahead of Kenny Wright at cornerback in the playoffs.