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Rich Kotite is a former National Football League player and coach. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


Born in 1942 in New York City, "Dick" Kotite (as he was usually called in his playing days) was a tight end who played collegiately at Wagner College in his native Staten Island. After playing for his hometown New York Giants in 1967, Kotite saw action for the Pittsburgh Steelers the next year before returning to the Giants for a four-year stint beginning in 1969. Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Wagner College is a coeducational private liberal arts college located on Staten Island in New York City. ... Staten Island lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, the Gints Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song None Mascot None Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ...


Following the end of his playing career, Kotite spent much of the next two decades serving as an assistant coach in the NFL, including five years as the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986 to 1990. After Head Coach Buddy Ryan was fired, Kotite was elevated to replace him. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, Silver, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... Buddy Ryan (James David Ryan, born February 17, 1934) is a former American football coach. ...


During his first two years, Kotite led the squad to consecutive 10-win seasons, including a playoff berth. In 1994, the Eagles began the year with a 7-2 mark, Kotite told the media that he was going to investigate his options following rumors that new team owner Jeffrey Lurie was not going to renew his contract. The timing proved disastrous, with the Eagles losing all seven of their remaining games. Jeffrey Lurie is the current owner of the Philadelphia Eagles football team. ...


The beginning of the end of the Eagles' slide happened after a botched two-point conversion attempt. In a rain-soaked contest at Texas Stadium, the Eagles scored a touchdown with 5:27 left against their division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, cutting their deficit to 11 at 24-13. Against objections from his staff, Kotite went for a two-point conversion, and Eagles' quarterback Randall Cunningham was stopped short of the end zone. Afterwards, Kotite blamed the error on the weather. "It was raining very heavily at the time," he explained. "And we looked at the chart and misread the chart." Kotite had a chart suggesting when an extra point should be kicked and when a two-pointer should be attempted, but since there was no protective sheet on top of it, the ink ran in the rain. Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] Local radio Flagship stations: THE TICKET (1310 AM) Announcers: Charlie Waters, Kristi Scales, and Brad... In American football and Canadian football, a team may try to score a two-point conversion (score two points) instead of an extra point (one point) immediately after they score a touchdown. ... For the former United States Representative Randall Duke Cunningham, see Duke Cunningham. ...


After his dismissal by the Eagles, Kotite returned to the New York area where he was hired as head coach of the New York Jets, who had just fired Pete Carroll after one season and a 6-10 record. At the press conference to announce the hiring, team owner Leon Hess explained the choice by saying, "I'm 80 years old. I want results now!" Hess was to be disappointed as Kotite mustered only 4 wins over two seasons, 3-13 and 1-15. In both of his seasons as head coach, the Jets' had the dubious honor of owning the worst record in the NFL. Two days prior to his last game as Jets coach in 1996, Kotite announced he was stepping down as head coach and has since never returned to the NFL sidelines in any coaching capacity. City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum Local radio Flagship stations: WABC (770 AM) and WEPN (1050 AM) Announcers: Marty Lyons and Bob Wischusen League/Conference affiliations American Football League... Peter C. Carroll (born September 15, 1951 in San Francisco, California) is the head coach of the University of Southern California football team, having held that position since 2001, and has led the team to the AP National Championship in 2003 (LSU won the BCS National Championship) and both the...


Counting his last seven games with the Eagles, Kotite lost 31 of his final 35 games as an NFL head coach, for a winning percentage of .114. Before that, his percentage had been .632.


In his post-coaching career, Kotite has been seen in a promotional commercial for USA Network's coverage of the US Open Tennis championships, and in an AmeriTrade commercial that aired during the Super Bowl XXXIV pre-game show. The latter advertisement casts him a father of a son who surprises his dad by saying that he wants to be a Broadway dancer. The USA Network is a popular American cable TV network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins...

Preceded by:
Pete Carroll
New York Jets Head Coaches
1995–1996
Succeeded by:
Bill Parcells
Preceded by:
Buddy Ryan
Philadelphia Eagles Head Coaches
1991–1994
Succeeded by:
Ray Rhodes

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Rich Kotite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (586 words)
Rich Kotite is a former National Football League player and coach.
Against objections from his staff, Kotite went for a two-point conversion, and Eagles' quarterback Randall Cunningham was stopped short of the end zone.
After his dismissal by the Eagles, Kotite returned to the New York area where he was hired as head coach of the New York Jets, who had just fired Pete Carroll after one season and a 6-10 record.
NewStandard: 12/21/96 (540 words)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Rich Kotite went out as the New York Jets' coach yesterday in a manner that was as confusing as the team's play during his two years as head man -- he fired himself.
And it was Kotite as the de facto general manager who made the decision that a change was necessary.
Kotite's departure was hardly unexpected given this season's 1-14 record, worst in the Jets' long history of losing.
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