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Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:47:56 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jim Haslett said during his press conference Monday, Sept. 29, assistant coach Rick Venturi will run the defense.
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 22:47:44 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan confirmed the team has hired Rick Venturi as their new linebackers coach and assistant head coach.
Wed, 25 Jan 2006 14:22:34 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Jim Haslett plans to bring former NFL assistant coach Rick Venturi aboard the coaching staff. Venturi previously served as the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator when Haslett was the Saints' head coach.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 06:40:50 -0800
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi will not be retained. Venturi declined to comment on his coaching plans Monday, Jan. 23, but he is exploring options with teams around the league.
Sun, 22 Jan 2006 16:58:56 -0800
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports a source said Sunday, Jan. 22, Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban is trying to add another assistant to help oversee the defense. Saban has a wide array of candidates because of the recent coaching upheaval across the NFL. Saban is friends with former Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi, who may not be retained by new Saints head coach Sean Payton.
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 07:18:35 -0800
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times Picayune, citing CBS Sports, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban has been in touch with incumbent New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi about a position on his staff with the Dolphins.
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 19:38:46 -0800
Chris Pika, of NewOrleansSaints.com reports New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi, who battled through the 2005 season with problems with his hip, is resting comfortably in a San Antonio hospital after having hip replacement surgery earlier this week. He is expected to be released soon from the hospital.
Sat, 01 Oct 2005 08:00:33 -0700
Brian Allee-Walsh, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett has decided to rotate his linebackers in the team's Week 4 game. Haslett and Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi have concluded that six linebackers deserve playing time with the first unit. Strongside LB Sedrick Hodge, MLB Courtney Watson and weakside LB Colby Bockwoldt, although listed at the top of the team's depth chart at their positions, haven't necessarily distanced themselves from backup LBs James Allen, Ron McKinnon and T.J. Slaughter. "I don't like to platoon anybody, but I think all six linebackers warrant playing time,'' Haslett said. "So, if that's the way it is, that's the way it is.''
Mon, 25 Jul 2005 23:11:55 -0700
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints will have 10 returning starters on defense this season from a unit that finished last overall in the league a year ago. "I'm excited about the fact that we're going with a team that has played together, for my first time here, period," said Rick Venturi, who is entering his 10th season with the Saints and fourth as the team's defensive coordinator. "There's going to be continuity, which should help us early. That's been a problem here. We haven't had continuity. We've had a lot of mass changes, and that makes it hard to be good right off the bat."
Mon, 17 Jan 2005 13:33:07 -0800
Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi has been told by the club he will be retained for the 2005 season.
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