January 16, 1993 |
Phoenix Cardinal owner Bill Bidwill, whose team has not had a winning record since 1984, said Coach Joe Bugel and General Manager Larry Wilson will be retained. Bugel, who had been in the last year of a four-year contract, has a 13-35 record in three seasons. His last two teams have finished 4-12 and fallen off in the second half of the season, losing eight in a row to end 1991 and six of seven to finish 1992. But Bugel, 52, never thought he would be fired.
February 24, 1988 |
The Raider coaching derby may have dropped another prospect by the wayside Tuesday. The Washington Times reported in today's editions that Redskin assistant Joe Bugel had withdrawn himself from consideration a few days after Dan Henning, also a member of the Super Bowl champions' staff, had fallen out. The newspaper did not quote Bugel but attributed its information to unidentified "Redskin officials."
January 3, 1994 |
Steve Beuerlein and the Phoenix Cardinals played as if they wanted Coach Joe Bugel to keep his job. Beuerlein wasn't even aware he set a Phoenix record of 14 consecutive completions to start the game as the Cardinals rolled to a 27-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. "I sure hope so," Beuerlein said when asked if he thought finishing on a three-game winning streak saved Bugel's job. "We've got a good thing going. We are all adamant that we want it to stay the way it is."
September 15, 1997 |
Late last Monday night, I suddenly realized I had forgotten to watch ABC's "Monday Night Football." This is one of my two favorite TV programs, because I hate to miss any show with Michaels, Gifford, Dierdorf, Beavis or Butt-head. Anyhow, I turned on my TV. There were 10 seconds left in the game, the Kansas City Chiefs had the ball, the Oakland Raiders were winning, 27-22, and Oakland's fans were on their feet, getting ready to leave for the parking lot so they could find their Harley Davidsons.
February 17, 1988 |
Al Davis has narrowed his search for the next Raider coach to three men, with sources indicating Dan Henning, the Redskin assistant and ex-Falcon head coach, as the front runner. Henning is now Washington's receivers coach and offensive assistant, but he is said to function as the Redskins' untitled offensive coordinator. He is expected to be here this afternoon for his second interview with Davis. The other two top contenders, Denver offensive coordinator Mike Shanahan and Washington line coach Joe Bugel, have already been in for their second interviews, Shanahan on Sunday, Bugel on Monday.
January 9, 1998 |
Tim Keown of the San Francisco Chronicle, commenting on the firing of Oakland Raider Coach Joe Bugel, who couldn't survive a 4-12 season: "They're lining up for the job now, to hear the Raiders tell it. And, when you get right down to it, who wouldn't want to coach football's most successful franchise? "The job comes with a whole host of attractive bonuses: unreal expectations, a bizarre fixation on the past and the haunting specter of Al Davis hovering over one or both shoulders."
December 9, 1997 |
One day after Tim Brown threatened to start calling his own plays to revive the moribund Oakland Raider offense, Coach Joe Bugel dismissed Brown's remarks as the musings of a frustrated player. Though Bugel said he's always open to suggestions from players such as Brown, he told a team meeting that publicly questioning coaches' decisions is not a productive move. "I told them I've been around a long time. I told them there's a way you talk to the media--you don't point fingers," Bugel said.
January 7, 1998 |
Joe Bugel, who led the Oakland Raiders to their worst record in 35 years in his one season as coach, was fired Tuesday. Bugel, promoted to the job after two seasons as the team's assistant head coach for offense, led the Raiders to a 4-12 record that included five losses to finish the season. The Raiders, who have missed the playoffs four consecutive seasons, will be searching for their fourth coach since the end of the 1994 season.
February 26, 1988 |
The search for a new Raider coach took a strange turn Thursday when it was learned that one candidate withdrew after talking with a Raider assistant coach who is still in the running. Washington Redskins assistant Joe Bugel said he spent five hours in San Antonio, last Sunday discussing offensive philosophy with Tom Walsh, who coaches the Raider receivers.