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Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:14:39 -0800
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Jim Bates is a candidate to become the Buffalo Bills' next defensive coordinator.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:09:28 -0800
PewterReport.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers former defensive coordinator Jim Bates is no longer with the team, according to head coach Raheem Morris. There has been speculation that two coaches that Bates brought to the team, defensive backs coach Joe Baker and defensive line coach Robert Nunn, were going to be fired, but that has not happened.
Sat, 28 Nov 2009 15:53:47 -0800
Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers demoted defensive coordinator Jim Bates did not travel with the team for Week 12. Bates has been working with head coach Raheem Morris on the defense.
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:30:02 -0800
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris has relieved defensive coordinator Jim Bates of his duties. Morris will take over the defensive play-calling duties. Bates will remain with the team at least through the end of the season in a consulting role. Morris is expected to immediately return the team to their Tampa 2 scheme.
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 08:12:34 -0700
Anwar S. Richardson, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Jim Bates said the team has had some good individual pressure during games but has not had much of a consistent pass rush. "We're still searching. It's a problem area. Last week was probably our best one-on-one pass rush on the practice field. We just have to continue to improve individually, collectively, and there is a lot of work to be done still," Bates said.
Sat, 30 May 2009 07:30:04 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Jim Bates should help improve the production of DE Gaines Adams this season, according to defensive line coach Todd Wash. "We've changed some approach angles from the Tampa 2 and Coach Kiff," Wash said. "What we do now is really defensive-end friendly. I think it's going to allow Gaines, and all our ends, to rush the passer more and be more effective. He's not going to be hunkered down on any big defensive tackles in the tight five. He's playing real wide and he's always going to be playing pass first, which is obviously Gaines' strength."
Wed, 01 Apr 2009 10:58:41 -0700
Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Gaines Adams said he believes defensive coordinator Jim Bates can help him get double-digit sacks this season.
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:03:40 -0800
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Jim Bates said the defense will use a more consistent 4-3 defensive alignment this season and have the cornerbacks play more bump coverage.
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 17:41:08 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Bates have come to a mutual agreement to part ways.
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 14:13:21 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jim Bates said the Broncos' defense needs to improve during the rest of the preseason because they have been struggling in some areas during games. "The biggest thing is that we just aren't playing every down and being complete. We're still making too many mistakes and giving up too many big plays. We gave up seven plays for huge yardage, and it was something that can be cleaned up, but it's got to be cleaned up. Bad teams always make excuses that certain plays take you (out of the game), and we have to eliminate the bad plays. But there was a lot of good, too, a lot of positive things, and we've just got to keep improving. It's a new defense, but we have 20 days until our first game and we have to make improvement on a daily basis," Bates said.
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