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August 16, 1985
The New York Jets extended the contract of Coach Joe Walton. Terms were not disclosed.
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November 20, 1991 | TONY KORNHEISER, THE WASHINGTON POST
First of all, let's deal with this idiotic notion that it would be better for the Redskins to lose a game before the playoffs. Let's nip this lunacy in the bud. The idea seems to be that losing would relieve the terrible pressure of trying to go undefeated. Exactly what terrible pressure is that? Has anyone seen the Redskins cancel their Wednesday practice because they all had to keep their psychiatrists' appointments? Has anyone heard the Redskins say, "I can't take it any longer.
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September 22, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER
Al Davis and Pittsburgh Steeler Coach Chuck Noll were assistant coaches with the San Diego Chargers in 1960-62. Noll said Friday that although he and Davis remain friends, he hadn't spoken with the Raider owner recently. How does Noll remember the Raider-Steeler rivalry of the 1970s? "They were very, very physical," he said. "I don't expect this one (Sunday at the Coliseum) to be any less."
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December 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
Joe Walton was fired Tuesday after seven years as coach of the New York Jets. Walton's staff also was fired by new General Manager Dick Steinberg. The Jets finished the season 4-12, their worst record under Walton, who was 53-57-1. "What we've done is tell Joe Walton and his staff that we're going to make a change," Steinberg said. "Mike Hickey (director of player personnel) has tendered his resignation.
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September 22, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER
Al Davis and Pittsburgh Steeler Coach Chuck Noll were assistant coaches with the San Diego Chargers in 1960-62. Noll said Friday that although he and Davis remain friends, he hadn't spoken with the Raider owner recently. How does Noll remember the Raider-Steeler rivalry of the 1970s? "They were very, very physical," he said. "I don't expect this one (Sunday at the Coliseum) to be any less."
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February 17, 1990
Joe Walton, fired after seven years as the New York Jets' coach, was hired as the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive coordinator.
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December 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
Joe Walton was fired Tuesday after seven years as coach of the New York Jets. Walton's staff also was fired by new General Manager Dick Steinberg. The Jets finished the season 4-12, their worst record under Walton, who was 53-57-1. "What we've done is tell Joe Walton and his staff that we're going to make a change," Steinberg said. "Mike Hickey (director of player personnel) has tendered his resignation.
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December 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
The expected shake-up of the New York Jets began today with the firing of Coach Joe Walton and his staff. The dismissal ended weeks of speculation, which intensified last week with the hiring of Dick Steinberg as general manager. Steinberg--the Jets' first GM in 12 years--met with Walton early this morning and made the announcement at an afternoon press conference. "Basically, what we've done is to tell Joe Walton and his staff that we're going to make a change," Steinberg said.
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December 25, 1989
Former San Francisco 49er coach Bill Walsh told the New York Jets he is not interested in coaching the team, which is expected to fire Coach Joe Walton Tuesday. Dick Steinberg, the Jets' new general manager, said Sunday he has discussed the Jets' coaching job with Walsh, an analyst with NBC. Walsh was in New York Saturday for the Jet-Buffalo Bill game at Giants Stadium. "I asked Bill if he had any interest in returning to coaching," Steinberg said.
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December 23, 1989 | JOE GERGEN, NEWSDAY
Just for the moment, let's go back to the future. To the days after the 1982 season, when New York's two NFL teams found themselves in similar circumstances. Both the Giants and the Jets had accepted the resignations of their head coaches and had nominated assistants to succeed Ray Perkins and Walt Michaels. If you had to choose then, who would you have picked as the man with the greater job security?
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