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October 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ron Meyer was fired Tuesday as coach of the winless Indianapolis Colts and replaced by defensive coordinator Rick Venturi. Meyer was dismissed two days after a 31-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks dropped the Colts to 0-5. The Colts also fired offensive coordinator Leon Burtnett.
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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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October 24, 1996 | Associated Press and Associated Press
Rick Venturi, the linebackers coach for the New Orleans Saints, became the team's interim head coach on Wednesday, two days after Jim Mora resigned. The hiring came a day after the team's first choice as a replacement, pro personnel director Chet Franklin, decided not to take the job. The Saints' assistant coaches, who had reacted coolly to the choice of Franklin, General Manager Bill Kuharich's first choice to replace Mora, were pleased with Venturi's selection.
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October 24, 1996 | Associated Press and Associated Press
Rick Venturi, the linebackers coach for the New Orleans Saints, became the team's interim head coach on Wednesday, two days after Jim Mora resigned. The hiring came a day after the team's first choice as a replacement, pro personnel director Chet Franklin, decided not to take the job. The Saints' assistant coaches, who had reacted coolly to the choice of Franklin, General Manager Bill Kuharich's first choice to replace Mora, were pleased with Venturi's selection.
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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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January 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ted Marchibroda was hired as coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Marchibroda, the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator and architect of the no-huddle offense, returned to the Colts after being fired as their coach 13 years ago by owner Robert Irsay. Interim coach Rick Venturi will return to his former job of defensive coordinator.
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November 28, 1991 | Associated Press
The Green Bay Packers named Ron Wolf, who worked 24 years with the Raiders, as their executive vice president and general manager. Wolf, 52, had been in his second season as director of player personnel with the New York Jets. Eric Dickerson was back on the practice field for the first time after a three-week absence, but Indianapolis Coach Rick Venturi said Dickerson would not be as dominant in the Colts' offense. Dickerson had no comment.
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November 8, 1991
Running back Eric Dickerson was suspended for four weeks without pay Thursday for refusing to practice with the Indianapolis Colts. Dickerson, suspended for six weeks last season for refusing to take a physical, was fined an additional one week's pay and will lose $600,000 of his $2-million salary. "He took himself out and, basically, it was a refusal to finish practice," said Colt Coach Rick Venturi, who made the decision with the support of management.
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October 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Indianapolis Colts have a new coach, but it was the same old story for the Colts Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bubby Brister's second-half touchdown passes of 21 yards to Eric Green and 24 yards to Barry Foster led the Steelers to a 21-3 victory over the winless Colts, spoiling the NFL coaching debut of Rick Venturi.
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October 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ron Meyer was fired Tuesday as coach of the winless Indianapolis Colts and replaced by defensive coordinator Rick Venturi. Meyer was dismissed two days after a 31-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks dropped the Colts to 0-5. The Colts also fired offensive coordinator Leon Burtnett.
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December 3, 1991 | Associated Press
Chuck Noll said this is the most disappointing of his 23 seasons as the Pittsburgh Steelers' coach and he hasn't decided if he will return next season. The Steelers' 5-8 record has increased speculation that this may be Noll's last season. But, asked if he is under the impression he will be allowed to decide when he steps down, Noll said, "I think so. "It's something we'll talk about after all of this is over," Noll said, referring to his annual postseason meeting with team President Dan Rooney.
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January 29, 1997 | LEONARD SHAPIRO, THE WASHINGTON POST
Mike Ditka, saying "life to me is about challenges and climbing mountains," Tuesday undertook the daunting task of rebuilding the New Orleans Saints, a franchise that has had only five winning seasons in its 30-year history and is the only NFL team never to win a playoff game. The announcement of Ditka's hiring came eight days after he met with Saint owner Tom Benson in San Antonio to discuss the possibility of returning to the game.
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