January 21, 2005 |
It was a clash of wills that threatened to tear apart the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On one side was Coach Jon Gruden, once the boy wonder of coaching, a renowned workaholic so confident in his own philosophy and methods that he walked out on Al Davis rather than submit to the Raider way. On the other side was General Manager Rich McKay, whose claim to fame in his younger years was that he was the son of legendary USC Coach John McKay. Whom would you take?
December 13, 2003 |
Rich McKay wants out as general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Super Bowl champions are willing to let him go without receiving compensation. The Buccaneers gave McKay permission to talk to other teams, and Tampa Bay's general manager since 1995 could end up with the Atlanta Falcons, who are looking for a general manager to lead their coaching search to replace the fired Dan Reeves.
October 16, 2010 |
The Denver Broncos like to throw, throw, throw. And if that doesn't work, they throw some more. "We're expecting a ton of it," Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine told the New York Daily News last week during a break from preparations to play the Broncos on Sunday. He said Denver Coach Josh McDaniels -- a former Patriots assistant -- has "the New England mentality that if you can't run it, let's throw it every snap. "It's something that we're going to get, given the struggles we've had defending the pass, and given their struggles in the run game.
March 22, 2011 |
Reporting from New Orleans ? The NFL might be a safer place, but not necessarily a happier one. By a count of 26-6, teams voted Tuesday to modify the kickoff by moving forward five yards to the 35, thereby increasing the likelihood of touchbacks and decreasing that of returns, citing frequent injuries as the impetus for change. The 20-yard line will remain the spot on touchbacks, instead of the proposed change to the 25, and a two-man wedge still will be permitted. Rich McKay, chairman of the competition committee, said the move should result in 5% to 15% more touchbacks.
August 29, 2003 |
The guy who once had a hard time pinpointing Tampa in a U.S. atlas has helped put the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers on the map. Tampa Bay General Manager Rich McKay, among the NFL's most influential executives, has turned a franchise famous for its futility into one of the league's consistent winners.
January 17, 1996 |
Minnesota Viking defensive coordinator Tony Dungy has emerged as the leading candidate for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer coaching job. Dungy met with General Manager Rich McKay last week before the East-West Shrine game in Palo Alto, Calif., and talked with Tampa Bay again Monday. . . . San Francisco 49er fullback William Floyd underwent a third knee ligament reconstruction over the weekend and is expected to be ready for next season.