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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:27:42 -0800
The San Diego Chargers promoted Hal Hunter as their offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tuesday, Jan. 17. The team also hired former Colorado State head coach Steve Fairchild as senior offensive assistant/special assignments coach.
Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:32:07 -0800
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild will remain with the team for the remainder of the season. Fairchild was named the new head coach at Colorado State Monday, Dec. 10.
Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:38:22 -0800
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild will be leaving the team to take the head coaching position at Colorado State University. It is not known if Fairchild will remain with the team for the rest of the season.
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:02:58 -0700
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild said the offense is working hard and is getting better. "You've got to be precise. You have to time the [quarterback's] drop up with routes and protection. It's just something that we were making strides on, and I thought we were a little farther along than we are right now. We're getting better. As long as we just put our nose down and work hard, it'll work itself out," Fairchild said.
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 08:23:32 -0700
Scott Pitoniak, of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, reports the Buffalo Bills' offense under new offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild is expected to incorporate more of a vertical passing game in addition to running the football.
Wed, 05 Jul 2006 12:20:19 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills tight ends coach Charlie Coiner said blocking is the top priority for the Bills' group of tight ends. Coiner used the St. Louis Rams' offense as an example, as Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild previously served as the Rams' offensive coordinator before joining Buffalo. "I expect the tight ends to be tough," said Coiner. "I look at the St. Louis offense, an offense that has been very successful, and I watched what the tight ends did there. The first thing I see is that they are very versatile, meaning they are good in the run game and pass protection."
Wed, 05 Jul 2006 05:24:44 -0700
Greg Pogue, of the Daily News Journal, recently interviewed Buffalo Bills QB Kelly Holcomb. He asked Holcomb to comment offensive style of offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild and Holcomb replied: "He's aggressive. I think he is going to be a little bit more run-oriented than Mike Martz was. But we'll have to see. Time will tell. You have to be able to run the ball in Buffalo when the weather gets bad. I think he is more prone to do that. But I also think he is very aggressive. In practice so far, he sure has been. This offense, you can make some plays. He gets the ball down the field. He's not scared to take shots. He wants you to force balls into some holes that sometimes in other years you might not think. But he knows what he is doing. He has been in this offense for a while. And I really enjoy it. I like it so far."
Tue, 16 May 2006 09:02:39 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports the Buffalo Bills offensive coaching staff plans on putting the offense through more situational football over the next few organized team activities. "We need to start exposing them to situations," said Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild. "We'll have a lot of third down stuff. Those plays can change a game. We'll do a lot of red zone, our two-minute offense, some of our goal line and short yardage stuff when we put in extra tight ends or backs. We'll be a little more specific about what we're doing and why we're doing it. I'd like to get a lot of that done in the next three weeks."
Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:25 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild said the offense is still in the early stages of learning his playbook, but he is seeing positive steps. "We've been making progress," said Fairchild. "We've been able to install our formations and base runs and base passes and get a jump on practicing together a little bit with respect to the timing that's required for us to be effective. We're a long way from where we want to be, but we're on our way."
Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:02:53 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild expects the offense to be much more aggressive. Fairchild worked under Mike Martz in St. Louis. While he doesn't expect to duplicate what they accomplished there, he did say the offense would pass more often. The coaching staff has been utilizing deeper drops for the quarterbacks, giving receivers more time to run their routes.
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 22:40:50 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman turned down an offer from the Buffalo Bills to interview for their vacant offensive coordinator position. The Bills then hired Steve Fairchild for the position.
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:48:28 -0800
Leo Roth, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron's background is on defense, so he will have to count on new offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild to help rebuild the Bills' offense. Buffalo was 28th in the league in offense during 2005 and was ranked 29th in passing. During Fairchild's tenure with the St. Louis Rams, the Rams ranked No. 3, 5 and 4 in passing yardage.
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:47:50 -0800
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild is expected to have free reign with the team's offense. Head coach Dick Jauron gave his offensive coordinators autonomy while he coached the Chicago Bears.
Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:59:07 -0800
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have hired former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild as their new offensive coordinator.
Wed, 25 Jan 2006 09:39:53 -0800
The Buffalo News reports former NFL assistant coach Steve Fairchild could be a candidate for the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator position.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 23:42:55 -0800
Jimmy Smith, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports sources said Tuesday night, Jan. 24, the New Orleans Saints may be interested in former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild. He and Saints' head coach Sean Payton were on the same staff at San Diego State in 1992.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 21:20:33 -0800
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports NFL sources have confirmed that St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild interviewed this week with New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini. It isn't known what position on Mangini's staff Fairchild interviewed for, but it is believed he is the next candidate who could become the Jets' offensive coordinator if current offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger is freed from the remaining two years on his contract and rejoins head coach Mike Shanahan with the Denver Broncos.
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 20:30:20 -0800
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons were granted permission by the St. Louis Rams to interview offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild. No formal interview has been arranged with Fairchild yet, the Falcons said. Fairchild would be interviewing for the Falcons' vacancy at quarterbacks coach.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 23:08:01 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the Buffalo Bills have received permission from the St. Louis Rams to interview offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild for the same position in Buffalo. The Bills need an offensive coordinator after they let Tom Clements go.
Thu, 17 Nov 2005 11:04:23 -0800
Tim McKernan, of InsideSTL.com, reports St. Louis Rams RBs coach Wilbert Montgomery and offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild were in an altercation Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Rams Park. Interim head coach Joe Vitt reportedly did not see it. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Montgomery reportedly shoved Fairchild but no punches were thrown. The two apologized to each other and it quickly blew over.
Tue, 25 Oct 2005 19:31:46 -0700
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz harshly criticized team management and said he didn't know if he could coexist with the team's president of football operations. Jay Zygmunt stopped a representative for Martz at the door of the coaches' booth during Sunday's game, Oct. 23, against the New Orleans Saints. The representative, team director of security Dan Linza, had been trying to bring a cell phone to offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild so Martz could talk to him from his home. Zygmunt then brought Linza to team president John Shaw, who decided against having an "open phone line" in the booth. Martz said he wasn't trying to interfere, just to help a young coach. Martz admitted the impasse might be partly his fault, too, the result of strong wills clashing.
Mon, 10 Oct 2005 18:24:30 -0700
The St. Louis Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild will call the plays and supervise the offense while head coach Mike Martz is out.