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Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:21:25 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have hired Syracuse defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson as their defensive backs coach, former Rice defensive coordinator Chuck Driesbach as one of their linebackers coach, Syracuse running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley as their running backs coach, New York Jets assistant defensive backs coach Jim O'Neil as their one of their linebackers coach, Syracuse offensive line coach Greg Adkins as their tight ends coach, Towson secondary coach Brian Fleury as a defensive quality control coach, Jets coaching assistant Samson Brown as their assistant defensive backs coach and Syracuse defensive assistant Jason Rebrovich as a defensive quality control coach. They have also named assistant coach Eric Ciano as strength and conditioning coach.
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:40:35 -0800
Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson and assistant defensive backs coach Rick Courtright are not expected to remain with the team, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizoa Republic.
Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:31:12 -0800
Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson is out of the hospital and is back with the team after apparently blacking out while driving to the team's Week 16 game, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Doctors are still evaluating his tests but Henderson may have been dehydrated.
Sun, 26 Dec 2010 11:45:37 -0800
Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson was taken to the hospital before the team's Week 16 game after he fainted while driving into the parking lot, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com. Henderson's car hit a cement barrier after he fainted but he was conscious when taken to the hospital.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:05:58 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals have announced they have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coach Donnie Henderson as their new defensive backs coach.
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:55:34 -0800
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars will add Donnie Henderson to their defensive coaching staff Friday, Jan. 25, although he will not become the team's new defensive coordinator. "His role will be defined later," head coach Jack Del Rio said.
Sun, 06 Jan 2008 18:18:05 -0800
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports former Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson may be a candidate for the Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator job.
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:17:37 -0800
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers are expected to interview former Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson over the weekend for their vacancy at defensive coordinator. Henderson and 49ers head coach Mike Nolan worked together for two seasons while on the defensive staff of the Baltimore Ravens and according to a league source, the two did not always see eye-to-eye. Nolan is believed to want someone with more experience as a coordinator so he can concentrate on the game management rather than on the down-to-down involvement of running the defense, which is why Henderson is being brought in.
Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:13:19 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions announced they have fired defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson.
Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:09:50 -0800
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers coach Joe Barry is the favorite to become the new defensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions, who are expected to announce Donnie Henderson will be relieved of his duties this week. Barry is Lions head coach Rod Marinelli's son-in-law.
Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:02:45 -0800
Citing an unspecified NFL source, Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli will announce Tuesday, Jan. 2, that defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson will not return to the club next season.
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:03:46 -0700
Chrissie Zavicar, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions CB Dre' Bly likes the way defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson has a good relationship with all of the positions. Bly added, ""[Henderson]'s going to get on everybody; that's one of the first things he told me when he accepted the job: to have a thick skin; to not take it personally, 'but I'm going to coach you up and help you get better; I'm going to tell you how it is. I said that's cool because that's how it was for me my first three or four years in St. Louis under Ron Meeks, now the coordinator in Indianapolis. So I can deal with being coached. You can tell me when my stuff stinks, that's okay. That's what motivates me; I'm a competitor. I love to compete and I love to be the best so tell me when I'm wrong and I'll try to correct it and try to get better."
Thu, 16 Feb 2006 16:04:47 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson said that the Lions will be a 4-3 base defense in a Cover-2 scheme. "With ability now, if we need to get in the 3-4, we can do it now," said Henderson.
Sat, 11 Feb 2006 07:46:01 -0800
Mike Preston, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson was interested in returning to the Baltimore Ravens as an assistant coach, before he accepted the defensive coordinator job in Detroit.
Fri, 10 Feb 2006 05:17:25 -0800
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions CB Dre' Bly likes the changes the team has made to their coaching staff, including the hiring of head coach Rod Marinelli, defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson and offensive coordinator Mike Martz. "I think it's a great mixture," Bly said Thursday, Feb. 9. "We'll jell well together. I really feel like this year is going to be our year, because Mike Martz, he has credibility. He's had No. 1 offenses in this league. He's led a team to a Super Bowl. He had an offense that was called 'The Greatest Show on Turf.' I'm very excited about Mike." Last week Bly went to team headquarters and lobbied president Matt Millen to hire Martz. Bly was thrilled when Martz's hiring was announced Wednesday, Feb. 8. He said it was a move the veterans needed to see the team make. Bly thinks Marinelli and Henderson will help too, and he doesn't think Martz will have a problem stepping back to be a coordinator.
Sun, 29 Jan 2006 11:46:28 -0800
The Detroit Lions announced they have hired free agent defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson to become the team's defensive coordinator. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 08:17:19 -0800
The Detroit Free Press reports the Detroit Lions had not announced the hiring of any assistant coaches by late Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25, despite reports they had hired Donnie Henderson as their defensive coordinator and were high on Hue Jackson for their offensive coordinator job. Apparently the Lions were talking to Henderson, the former New York Jets defensive coordinator, and to Jackson, Cincinnati's wide receivers coach, but nothing had been finalized.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:58:48 -0800
Sirius NFL Radio reports the Detroit Lions have signed Donnie Henderson to take over as their defensive coordinator.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 06:57:16 -0800
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports former New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson could be hired by the Buffalo Bills as their new defensive coordinator. However, if Henderson loses out on that job, he could become Herman Edwards' secondary coach with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 20:08:42 -0800
Adam Teicher, of the Kanas City Star, reports former New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson probably will be the secondary coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, if he doesn't receive an offer as a coordinator or head coach elsewhere.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 19:06:59 -0800
Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports the Buffalo Bills may interview former New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson for their vacant head coaching position.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 11:34:25 -0800
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson will not be retained by the team. Henderson had two years remaining on a three-year extension he signed last year.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 06:29:08 -0800
The New York Daily News reports the New York Jets apparently plan to promote linebackers coach Bob Sutton to defensive coordinator to replace Donnie Henderson.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 05:50:39 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of he Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers will interview New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson for their vacant defensive coordinator position. He is expected to interview sometime this week.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:59:19 -0800
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the New York Jets are not expected to retain defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson.
Mon, 16 Jan 2006 19:24:44 -0800
ESPN.com's Michael Smith reports New England Patriots defensive coordinator Eric Mangini has accepted the team's offer to become their new head coach. Mangini and the Jets were finalizing the deal late Monday, Jan. 16. The Associated Press reported that Jets assistant coaches had been told to report to work Wednesday, Jan. 18, indicating a decision would be made by then. With Mangini getting the job, it is believed that defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson, offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger and special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff will probably be let go.
Sat, 14 Jan 2006 06:52:31 -0800
Dave Hutchinson, of the Staten Island Advance, reports if the New York Jets hire Eric Mangini as head coach, defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson is expected to be let go. If Henderson doesn't land a head coaching job or another coordinator's job, he is expected to be offered the Chiefs secondary coach job, working under Herman Edwards.
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 06:23:12 -0800
Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards said he's requested permission to talk to some of his former New York Jets assistants. One person Edwards is believed to be interested in is defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson, but the Chiefs are bringing current defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham back. "I'm interviewing guys - obviously all the guys on this staff," Edwards said. "I'm not trying to keep any secrets, but I'm trying to get a hold of some guys and sit down and make some tough decisions. This has been a good football team. It's got good football coaches, and I think sometimes when you make changes people think that the reason you make the change is because the coach is not a good coach. That has nothing to do with that at all."
Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:10:04 -0800
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson may not return to the team in any capacity, according to an NFL source. Henderson has interviewed for the Jets' vacant head coaching position, but the source says that the job will likely go to New England Patriots defensive coordinator Eric Mangini. If that happens, the source says, Mangini will likely replace Henderson and bring in his own staff. Henderson, who has interviewed for the New Orleans Saints' head coaching position, signed an extension with the Jets during the offseason.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 19:42:03 -0800
Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports the New York Jets interviewed St. Louis Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt for their vacant head coaching position Wednesday, Jan. 11. If Vitt does not get the job, he could be a candidate for defensive coordinator, hastening the departure of incumbent defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 15:50:21 -0800
The Associated Press reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson said he will interview with the St. Louis Rams for their head coaching vacancy.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 15:48:16 -0800
The Associated Press reports the New York Jets are expected to start their interview with defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, for their vacant head coaching position.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 15:47:33 -0800
The Associated Press reports the New Orleans Saints wrapped up their interview with New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson Tuesday, Jan. 10. Henderson, a candidate for the team's vacant head coaching position, said that he was impressed with the team's facilities and talent, as well as the "energy" he sensed in residents rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina.
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 20:47:11 -0800
The Associated Press reports the New Orleans Saints interviewed New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson for their head coaching vacancy Monday, Jan. 9. Henderson was the first of many to interview for the position left vacant when Jim Haslett was fired.
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 06:27:04 -0800
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints will interview New York Jet defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson for their head coaching vacancy Monday, Jan. 9. Henderson is one of six known candidates the Saints have either contacted or plan to interview. Henderson met with the Saints in a less formal meet-and-greet setting in San Antonio last week.
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 10:08:59 -0800
Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson could be a candidate for the Jets' head coaching position should Herman Edwards leave to coach the Kansas City Chiefs.
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 06:54:51 -0800
The Express-News reports the New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson is expected to interview with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Jan. 5, for their vacant head coaching position.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 18:50:39 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Associated Press reports the New Orleans Saints were given permission to interview New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson for their head coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday, Jan. 3. The Saints have asked several teams for permission to speak with coaching candidates, a member of the New Orleans organization said on condition of anonymity.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 06:56:03 -0800
Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson may be a candidate to become head coach of the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have already requested permission to speak with Henderson, but the Jets haven't responded, according to someone with knowledge of the situation.
Tue, 27 Dec 2005 16:57:02 -0800
Troy Nelson, of NewYorkJets.com, reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson admitted that one of his goals is to become a head coach at some level within the next 12-15 years, with Locke High School, his alma mater, a possibility. Henderson's name could be in the mix for some head coaching vacancies this offseason.
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 18:48:30 -0700
Updating a previous report, according to NewYorkJets.com, New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson, who recently signed a contract extension, led a Jets' defense that in 2004 allowed the third fewest points against in team history (16.3 per game), and ranked seventh overall in the NFL. "Donnie Henderson instilled a fire in our defensive unit that had an effect on the entire football team," said head coach Herman Edwards. "His approach to coaching the defense set the tone at training camp last season, and it's a credit to him and his coaching staff for making good players better, and giving our young players an opportunity to contribute. Donnie puts players in position to be successful and that's the focus of us being a winning football team."
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 09:09:34 -0700
Updating a previous story, NewYorkJets.com reports the New York Jets have announced they extended the contract of defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Wed, 01 Jun 2005 11:16:11 -0700
Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports the New York Jets and defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson have agreed on a three-year contract extension, according to an unnamed source with knowledge of the talks. Financial terms of the deal were unavailable. Henderson had been one of the NFL's lowest-paid coordinators. In 2004, which was Henderson's first year as coordinator, the Jets ranked seventh in the NFL in total defense, fourth in fewest points allowed (16.3 per game) and tied for fourth in takeaways (33).
Mon, 15 Nov 2004 19:12:43 -0800
Casey Pearce, of NewYorkJets.com, reports through Week 10 of the 2003 season, the New York Jets found themselves ranked 23rd in total defense and 32nd against the run. But after holding the Baltimore Ravens to just 262 total yards Sunday, Nov. 14, the Jets now boast the NFL's ninth rated defense. "We've gotten a little younger and a lot faster," DE John Abraham said. "Coach Donnie Henderson is putting us in position to make plays. He's making the right calls and coming up with good schemes." To go with that number nine ranking, the Jets are ranked fifth in the NFL as opponents are averaging just 104.9 yards per game on the ground.
Tue, 02 Nov 2004 19:05:20 -0800
New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson is expected to remain on the sidelines during games for the next several weeks at the request of head coach Herman Edwards, reports Eric Allen of NewYorkJets.com. "I think he has a good feeling for his players," Edwards said. "It's always tough being on the phone rather than looking a guy in his eyes."
Mon, 18 Oct 2004 19:53:10 -0700
Eric Allen, of NewYorkJets.com, reports with the New York Jets trailing the San Francisco 49ers by 14 points in the second quarter Sunday, Oct. 17, defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson left his spot in the press box and came onto the field to rally his defense. "I told [head coach Herman Edwards], 'I'm coming down,'" Henderson said. "As a coordinator, I can be up or down. I prefer to be up because I like to see things. I don't need to be angry on the sidelines. I don't need to be aggressive on the sidelines. I don't need to be emotional on the sidelines. You need to let your players play." After the speech, the Jets surrendered just 124 total yards in the final half and limited the 49ers to 20 percent (1 of 5) on third down conversions.
Thu, 02 Sep 2004 19:21:08 -0700
New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson will, for the first time with the team, man the defensive controls from the sideline Friday, Sept. 3, against the Philadelphia Eagles, reports Eric Allen of NewYorkJets.com. Henderson has worked exclusively from the coaches' box thus far in the preseason.
Thu, 22 Jul 2004 13:18:45 -0700
NewYorkJets.com reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson is implementing an aggressive scheme that requires man-to-man coverage and some 3-4 base fronts. "Donnie has a new philosophy, a new type of system, something that his players are enjoying at this point," head coach Herman Edwards said.
Fri, 30 Apr 2004 08:29:21 -0700
NewYorkJets.com reports, according to New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson, the Jets will predominantly play an aggressive man-to-man defense. "We are going to get after you," said Henderson. "Get ready to hold up and lock them down because we are coming."
Mon, 29 Mar 2004 19:11:53 -0800
New York Jets CB David Barrett thinks the aggressive style of pass-coverage the Jets will implement this season under defense coordinator Donnie Henderson fits his game very well, reports NewYorkJets.com. "I am more of a bump and run corner," Barrett said. "I love to play right up there on the line. I'd play right up there on the line every play if I could. If you can get your hands on a guy, you can intimidate them and throw them off course. There's nothing better than throwing the timing off between a receiver and his quarterback."