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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.
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 19:14:23 -0700
Paul Corliss reports for NewOrleansSaints.com LB Curtis Holden drew praise after practice Thursday from defensive coordinator Rick Venturi for his improved play in pass coverage.
Sun, 10 Feb 2002 10:32:22 -0800
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi said his team's off-season priorities for the defense are to re-sign DE Joe Johnson and to find a replacement for CB Kevin Mathis in the event he can't come back from career-threatening neck and spinal injuries. DBs Michael Hawthorne and Steve Israel also have injury issues. GM Randy Mueller and coach Jim Haslett also must decide if free-agent DT La'Roi Glover and OLB Keith Mitchell fit into the team's plans. Venturi does not anticipate junking the 4-3 defense in favor of the 3-4.
Thu, 31 Jan 2002 11:54:14 -0800
NewOrleansSaints.com reports in addition to officially announcing the hiring of Mike Riley as secondary coach/assistant head coach, the team also announced the promotion of Rick Venturi to defensive coordinator. "Rick brings years of experience and credibility to the defensive coordinator position," said GM Randy Mueller.
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 20:52:19 -0800
John Clayton reports for ESPN the New Orleans Saints want to hire former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley as an assistant head coach. The holdup in any hiring is the Chargers, who fired him. Riley has two years remaining on a contract that pays him around $650,000 a year, and the Chargers can't settle on an offsetting salary with the Saints in order for Riley to get the job. The Saints want to have Rick Venturi run the defense as coordinator and Riley around to coach the secondary.
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 09:14:15 -0800
The Sun Herald's Don Hammack reports the New Orleans Saints are reportedly closing in on a defensive coordinator hire. It may be current defensive backs coach Rick Venturi. Former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley and former Vanderbilt coach Woody Widenhofer are considered front-runners to take over Venturi's spot, if he is promoted.
Fri, 11 Jan 2002 07:56:55 -0800
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints secondary coach Rick Venturi is considered as the front-runner for the team's defensive coordinator position. The Saints plan to make a quick decision on replacing former coordinator Ron Zook, who joined Florida as their new head coach earlier this week.