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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.
Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:10:28 -0700
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jim Bates will be on the sideline during games this season.
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 10:51:36 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Denver Broncos have officially named Jim Bates assistant head coach/defense.
Wed, 10 Jan 2007 20:25:03 -0800
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports the Denver Broncos are expected to hire former Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates. He is expected to be named assistant head coach/defense, according to sources. Broncos secondary coach Bob Slowik is also expected to be given the title of defensive coordinator.
Wed, 26 Jul 2006 06:05:41 -0700
Chris Havel, of PackersNews.com, reports former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Jim Bates misses the NFL. For the first time in 37 years, Bates isn't spending late July gearing up to coach another football season. "I'm starting to miss it now," he said. "I've always enjoyed the preseason and training camp. It's a grind, but it's a fun time, too. You're putting in a system, the players are coming together and there's the challenge of it all. This time of year everyone is full of optimism and anything's still possible." His long-range plan is to study the NFL inside and out, consider his options and be prepared to return to coaching next season. His short-term goal is to travel, get in tip-top shape and enjoy the free time while it lasts.
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:48:09 -0800
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports the Buffalo Bills have offered their defensive coordinator job to Jim Bates, former defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers. The Bills were waiting to hear if Bates would accept the job.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 06:54:11 -0800
Steve Korte, of the News-Democrat, reports the St. Louis Rams focus in their search for the defensive coordinator has switched from former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates to former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett. Bates had been considered the Rams' top choice for defensive coordinator, but he reportedly turned down a contract offer from the Rams for more than $1 million a year.
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:15:14 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports it is looking more and more like former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates will not be the next defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, despite a contract offer in excess of $1 million a year from the team. After being unable to strike a deal despite what they feel is a lucrative offer, the Rams may back off trying to hire Bates.
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 06:57:30 -0800
PackersNews.com reports the Buffalo Bills could enter the fray to hire former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates, if they hire former Packers head coach Mike Sherman as their new head coach.
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 06:57:02 -0800
PackersNews.com reports the Houston Texans are believed to have made former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates a lucrative offer to take over their defense. Houston is going to hire Denver offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak as their new head coach, according to numerous reports, but the Texans have to wait until the Broncos' season is finished before they can make the move. They can hire members of the coaching staff, presumably with Kubiak's approval, and the demand for Bates means they probably can't wait until Denver's season ends to have a shot at him.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 21:43:43 -0800
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the St. Louis Rams have a strong interest in former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates to be the defensive coordinator on new head coach Scott Linehan's staff. Agent Gary O'Hagan told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the Rams called him and expressing interest in Bates.
Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:19:29 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have announced that defensive coordinator Jim Bates and the team have agreed to part ways. "I have great respect for Jim Bates as a defensive football coach," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. "He and I have gotten together on a couple occasions over the last several days to discuss him as the defensive coordinator on my staff. Ultimately, we agreed that the best course of action for both of us would be for the Packers to go in a different direction."
Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:04:22 -0800
Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he has spoken with defensive coordinator Jim Bates about returning next season. Bates is under contract through 2008 and McCarthy has expressed interest in having him return. "We're going to sit down and talk about the position and talk about his experience here last year and talk about the future, but I'm obviously going to hire the defensive coordinator," said McCarthy.
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 06:54:36 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports new Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy wants Jim Bates to stay with the team as their defensive coordinator.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 17:49:20 -0800
Chris Havel, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates said he has been removed from consideration as the next head coach of the Packers. In an exclusive interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Bates said general manager Ted Thompson informed him Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, he was out of the running to replace the fired Mike Sherman as head coach. Bates said he didn't know if he will remain as the Packers' defensive coordinator.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 15:52:34 -0800
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates says he feels confident after interviewing for the team's vacant head coaching position. Bates also added that he feels he is the most qualified candidate. "You get a feel whenever you interview, and coming away from talking to (Packers general manager) Ted (Thompson), I just felt real confident," Bates said.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 20:06:15 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson interviewed Packers' defensive coordinator Jim Bates for their vacant head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 10. He was the seventh candidate to interview for the job.
Sat, 07 Jan 2006 10:48:15 -0800
Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates will interview with general manager Ted Thompson Thursday, Jan. 12, for the team's head coaching job.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 20:07:35 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers have received permission to interview Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera. He is expected to meet with Packers general manager Ted Thompson for a formal interview this week, according to a National Football League source. Any team interested in Rivera has until Friday to interview him, then must wait until after the Bears are eliminated from the playoffs before it can speak to him again. If Rivera were hired, it's questionable whether Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates would be retained.
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 19:05:58 -0800
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates will be interviewed by general manager Ted Thompson for the Packers head coaching job left vacant Monday, Jan. 2, by the firing of Mike Sherman. Bates has at least one year remaining on his contract, but that's of little concern. "I'm going to look over the whole situation and see what happens," Bates said. "It's happening all over the league. It's a tough day. We'll have to see what goes on and what opportunities there are and just make the right decision."
Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:07:32 -0700
Jeff Fedotin, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates wore a jacket during the team's afternoon practice session Tuesday, Aug. 2, despite temperatures in the 90s.
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 20:05:19 -0700
Rob Reischel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers have yet to name its starters at safety this season, mainly because the team is waiting for two players to step up and earn the jobs. "There is no first unit," defensive coordinator Jim Bates said. "Right now it's wide-open. That's the strategy we're going in with. It's going to start sorting out, but yet we want to be fair with these guys and give them all a fair opportunity."
Wed, 29 Jun 2005 22:46:20 -0700
Jeff Fedotin, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates made his presence known this offseason with a demanding style, trademarked by his active coaching technique, attention to detail and booming voice. "That's the way I coach," Bates said. "I'm going to be after them and pat them on the back when they make plays and get after them when they don't." Said DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, "He has such a passion about what he's trying to do. He's very hands on. Most coordinators I've had just sort of tell you what they want, but he can get down and show you exactly."
Wed, 29 Jun 2005 22:45:06 -0700
Jeff Fedotin, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates is implementing an aggressive defensive scheme that is designed to have linebackers roam free while big-bodied linemen chew up blocks. "It's designed for linebackers to run, to be able to flow and make plays," undrafted rookie linebacker Zac Woodfin said. Bates wants the linebackers to make quick pre-snap reads, determining what the offensive players will be doing based on their formation. They will cover receivers closely, often using their bodies to impede the opponent's progress. "It's asking for us to be a lot tighter in coverage—even in zone coverage," LB Paris Lenon said.
Mon, 24 Jan 2005 14:48:17 -0800
Citing the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, ESPN.com reports the Green Bay Packers' hiring of Jim Bates as defensive coordinator allows Bob Slowik to shift to defensive backs coach.
Mon, 24 Jan 2005 12:40:35 -0800
ESPNews reports the Green Bay Packers have hired Jim Bates as their new defensive coordinator. Bates had previously served as defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins before assuming an interim head coaching role midway through last season.
Tue, 11 Jan 2005 15:01:26 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Cleveland Browns interviewed former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Jim Bates Tuesday, Jan. 11, to discuss the team's head coaching vacancy.
Mon, 10 Jan 2005 18:58:36 -0800
Former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Jim Bates has informed the team that he will not return as a member of head coach Nick Saban's staff next season, reports MiamiDolphins.com.
Mon, 03 Jan 2005 18:53:17 -0800
Miami Dolphins interim head coach Jim Bates said he would meet with new head coach Nick Saban Tuesday, Jan. 4, to discuss the possibility of remaining with the team, reports MiamiDolphins.com. "The options are wide open," Bates said. "I cannot tell you as far as right now what way, that I individually, will go as far as until I weigh through all the options, see what Nick has to say, and we will make our decision down the line." Bates also said he has no plans to take a college job next season.
Tue, 21 Dec 2004 18:28:02 -0800
Miami Dolphins interim head coach Jim Bates met with owner Wayne Huizenga at the team complex Tuesday, Dec. 21, to interview for the full time head coach job next season, reports MiamiDolphins.com. Bates is considered a long shot for the job, with an offer to LSU coach Nick Saban perhaps imminent. The only other confirmed candidate is former Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell. "People say we're a different team under him, and it's true," TE Randy McMichael said of Bates. "I will play for that man anywhere, any day of the week."
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 18:47:21 -0800
Miami Dolphins head coach Jim Bates got his first win as a head coach in the NFL Sunday, Nov. 28, with a 24-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, reports MiamiDolphins.com.
Mon, 15 Nov 2004 18:57:24 -0800
Steven Wine, of the Associated Press, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Jim Bates has decided to remain the team's defensive coordinator rather than promote an assistant. Linebackers coach Bob Sanders will make calls from the sideline during games, and secondary coach Mel Phillips will have more responsibility during the week, Bates said.
Mon, 08 Nov 2004 23:17:18 -0800
Alex Marvez and Craig Barnes, of the Sun-Sentinel, report Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Jim Bates will take over as the team's interim head coach, replacing Dave Wannstedt, who is expected to resign Tuesday, Nov. 9. Bates, 48, has been the team's defensive coordinator since 2000 and is the team's only member of the coaching staff with professional head coaching experience. He held the position with the San Antonio Gunslingers, of the United States Football League in 1985.
Sun, 07 Nov 2004 07:10:31 -0800
Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins Week 9 game against the Arizona Cardinals is a pivotal game for head coach Dave Wannstedt, who is on the hot seat after a 1-7 start to the season and an embarrassing 41-14 loss to the divisional rival New York Jets on Monday night last week. Although Wannstedt was given a vote of confidence by team owner Wayne Huizenga two weeks ago, there is speculation the club could make a coaching change by next week, as the team has a BYE in Week 10. If a change is made, defensive coordinator Jim Bates is considered the leading candidate to step into that role.
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 19:51:51 -0800
Alex Marvez reports for the Sun Sentinel Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Jim Bates again refused to confirm he's a candidate for the head coaching vacancy in Indianapolis. Bates would not comment if he was interested in the Washington Redskins defensive coordinator position. The Dolphins refused to let the Redskins talk to Bates.
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 19:50:21 -0800
Alex Marvez reports for the Sun Sentinel the Miami Dolphins plan to implement some changes to their defensive schemes for the 2002 season. The Dolphins led the league in pass defense last season but finished 17th against the run. Defensive coordinator Jim Bates knows the team needs to improve against the run. The biggest changes could be the increased use of eight-man fronts. In that scheme, the safeties playing closer to the line of scrimmage for run support, and more zone coverage schemes. Injuries to starting DT Daryl Gardener and his backups, Jermaine Haley and Ernest Grant contributed to the problem.
Sun, 20 Jan 2002 18:17:19 -0800
Jay Glazer reports for SportsLine.com Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Jim Bates is drawing interest from the Indianapolis Colts for their head coaching opening. Although the Colts have not yet officially asked for permission to interview Bates, Dolphins sources say they are expecting the call to come in the next two days. He is expected to meet with the Colts at the Senior Bowl. The Redskins reportedly asked, but were denied permission to interview Bates this week for the defensive coordinator post under new coach Steve Spurrier.