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December 21, 1996 | Associated Press
Rich Kotite stepped down as coach of the New York Jets on Friday but will coach the team's final game Sunday at home against the Miami Dolphins. "When you're 3-13 and 1-14, that just doesn't cut it," Kotite said. "If you take emotion out of this, and I did, it's clear that the head coach should step down." He said his departure was by mutual agreement with Leon Hess, the team's owner, and Steve Gutman, its president. Kotite gave a contradictory statement in announcing he was leaving.
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December 21, 1996 | Associated Press
Rich Kotite stepped down as coach of the New York Jets on Friday but will coach the team's final game Sunday at home against the Miami Dolphins. "When you're 3-13 and 1-14, that just doesn't cut it," Kotite said. "If you take emotion out of this, and I did, it's clear that the head coach should step down." He said his departure was by mutual agreement with Leon Hess, the team's owner, and Steve Gutman, its president. Kotite gave a contradictory statement in announcing he was leaving.
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December 21, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS
Wayne Fontes, Detroit--The cat with nine lives becomes a bump in the road. * Rick Venturi, New Orleans--In the words of Jim Mora, Venturi didn't do diddly-pooh. * Rich Brooks, St. Louis--He should have bought a better Christmas gift for Georgia. * June Jones, Atlanta--Firing your starting quarterback early in the year is sure dumb. * Dan Reeves, N.Y. Giants--Bring back Ray Handley, so George Young gets his puppet. * Rich Kotite, N.Y. Jets--You would think he would have deserved one more year.
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December 21, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS
Wayne Fontes, Detroit--The cat with nine lives becomes a bump in the road. * Rick Venturi, New Orleans--In the words of Jim Mora, Venturi didn't do diddly-pooh. * Rich Brooks, St. Louis--He should have bought a better Christmas gift for Georgia. * June Jones, Atlanta--Firing your starting quarterback early in the year is sure dumb. * Dan Reeves, N.Y. Giants--Bring back Ray Handley, so George Young gets his puppet. * Rich Kotite, N.Y. Jets--You would think he would have deserved one more year.
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December 27, 1994 | From Associated Press
Win or lose, Rich Kotite's chances of remaining as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles all but evaporated shortly after Jeffrey Lurie wrote the $185-million check to buy the team last May. Lurie fired Kotite on Monday, two days after the Eagles closed a 7-9 season with their seventh loss in a row, a 33-30 defeat by the Cincinnati Bengals. The parting appeared amiable. The two men stood together as Lurie announced that "Rich Kotite would no longer be the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles."
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September 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
When the New York Jets beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-10, Sunday, Coach Rich Kotite and his players were entitled to a huge sigh. "I'm very tired right now," said Kotite, who lost seven in a row while coaching the Philadelphia Eagles last season, and the first two games this year as Jet coach. "But I'm very excited about the victory. I thought we learned a lesson from our poor second half last week. "This is the first step in growing and getting better."
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January 9, 1991 | MICHAEL WILBON, THE WASHINGTON POST
After watching his team lose in the first round of the playoffs the past three years, after sensing his star quarterback was humiliated and after seeing promises go unfulfilled, owner Norman Braman of the Philadelphia Eagles fired Buddy Ryan as the team's coach Tuesday, as almost everyone expected he would. Braman then named offensive coordinator Rich Kotite the team's new coach.
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October 2, 1991 | Associated Press
Jim McMahon will be out of action for at least three weeks with sprained ligaments in his right knee, but the Philadelphia Eagle quarterback won't be placed on injured reserve. "Maybe the better guess is four weeks," Coach Rich Kotite said. The Dallas Cowboys waived fullback Alonzo Highsmith, whom they got in a trade with the Houston Oilers last year. Highsmith hadn't fully recovered from knee surgery when he left the Oilers after three seasons.
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November 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jim McMahon will replace the slumping Randall Cunningham as the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback Sunday against the Raiders in Philadelphia. "I talked to Randall," Coach Rich Kotite said. "I thought about it all night and I thought about it this morning, and I told him I would have Jim start this week. I want to back him off for a week."
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October 15, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS
TOP 5 1. ST. LOUIS Cinderella is alive and well and living in St. Louis. Your turn to fill in the Georgia Frontiere wisecrack. 2. NEW ENGLAND Besides Rick Mirer and the island of Manhattan, what would Bill Parcells give to have Drew Bledsoe? 3. JACKSONVILLE Can't think of anything clever to say about such a dull team. 4. BUFFALO All of America is just waiting for that Buffalo-St. Louis Super Bowl. 5. GREEN BAY Is Brett Favre the greatest quarterback of all time? You mean next to Kurt Warner?
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September 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
When the New York Jets beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-10, Sunday, Coach Rich Kotite and his players were entitled to a huge sigh. "I'm very tired right now," said Kotite, who lost seven in a row while coaching the Philadelphia Eagles last season, and the first two games this year as Jet coach. "But I'm very excited about the victory. I thought we learned a lesson from our poor second half last week. "This is the first step in growing and getting better."
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December 27, 1994 | From Associated Press
Win or lose, Rich Kotite's chances of remaining as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles all but evaporated shortly after Jeffrey Lurie wrote the $185-million check to buy the team last May. Lurie fired Kotite on Monday, two days after the Eagles closed a 7-9 season with their seventh loss in a row, a 33-30 defeat by the Cincinnati Bengals. The parting appeared amiable. The two men stood together as Lurie announced that "Rich Kotite would no longer be the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles."
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January 9, 1991 | MICHAEL WILBON, THE WASHINGTON POST
After watching his team lose in the first round of the playoffs the past three years, after sensing his star quarterback was humiliated and after seeing promises go unfulfilled, owner Norman Braman of the Philadelphia Eagles fired Buddy Ryan as the team's coach Tuesday, as almost everyone expected he would. Braman then named offensive coordinator Rich Kotite the team's new coach.
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October 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- J.P. Losman came on in relief of injured Trent Edwards and connected with Lee Evans on an 85-yard touchdown pass play with 3 minutes 38 seconds remaining to help lead the Buffalo Bills to a 13-3 victory over the New York Jets. With the Bills on the Jets' 15-yard line and leading 6-3, Losman threw a long pass to Evans down the right sideline.
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