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Postby Wingman » Sat Jan 03, 2004 10:23 pm

Here is the name that Sonny threw out on the special Redskins report last night. I havent heard anyone else say it other than him and I believe that the Falcons may have contacted him. He calls him the darkhorse to get the job but was pretty adament about it. I am am unsure about this myself and feel a bit more comfortable with Fassel's experience.

Tim Lewis
Defensive Coordinator

Tim Lewis begins his fourth season as the Steelers defensive coordinator and continues to forge a reputation as one of the top defensive strategists in the NFL.

Under Lewis’ guidance in 2002, the Steelers once again established themselves as one of the top defenses in the NFL. The squad finished third in the AFC and seventh in the NFL in total defense and first in rushing defense for the second straight year and the third time in six years, marking the first time in team history the team led the NFL in rushing defense in two consecutive seasons. The 2001 defense was the number-one unit in the NFL.

Lewis quickly proved his credentials as a defensive coordinator. In his first year, the Steelers were seventh in the NFL in total defense. During one five-game stretch, the defense allowed no touchdowns and only 18 points. Additionally, its streak of no touchdowns in 21 consecutive quarters was the second-longest in the NFL since 1970.

Lewis, a standout player at the University of Pittsburgh and a former NFL All-Pro, was promoted to Steelers defensive coordinator on Feb. 8, 2000 after spending the previous five years as the team’s defensive backs coach. He originally joined the Steelers Feb. 7, 1995 after spending two seasons coaching defensive backs at his alma mater.

The 11th overall selection in the 1983 draft by the Green Bay Packers, Lewis was the first cornerback chosen that year. He played 52 games for the Packers, but suffered a career-ending neck injury in the fourth game of the 1986 season. He ended his career with 16 interceptions and twice led or shared the team lead in that category. His 99-yard interception return for a touchdown versus the Los Angeles Rams in 1984 still stands as a Packers’ team record.

After his injury, Lewis entered the coaching ranks in 1987 as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M, where he remained for two years under his former college coach Jackie Sherrill. Five of his students found NFL success, including Dallas’ 1992 first-round draft selection Kevin Smith.

Lewis coached defensive backs at Southern Methodist from 1989-92. He returned to his alma mater in 1993 to coach the Pittsburgh Panthers’ secondary for two seasons before joining the Steelers.

A standout at Pittsburgh from 1979 through 1982, Lewis started at cornerback for the Panthers in 1981 and 1982. He was named an NEA All-American in 1982. Lewis also was selected to the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game that year, and
received Defensive MVP honors in both games.

Lewis received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Pittsburgh in 1983. Born Dec. 18, 1961 in Quakertown, Pa., he and his wife Shawn reside in the North Hills.
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Postby HitDoctor » Sat Jan 03, 2004 10:26 pm

No, these first time HC will be abused by the Arse.
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Postby hailskins666 » Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:07 pm

No, these first time HC will be abused by the Arse.
ROTFALMAO you hate his guts don't you, hit dr.
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Postby redskins56 » Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:32 am

Hit Dr... Look no furhter than the state of Ohio where our boy Marvin Lewis has turned the Bengals from the leagues worst team annually into an 8-8 squad, playing for a postseason spot in week 17... ALL IN JUST ONE SEASON, HIS FIRST AS AN NFL HEAD COACH...

Guys like Tim Lewis, Romeo Crinell, Lovie Smith... they have been waiting in the wings for years, trying to get an opportunity... Look at John Fox, also a former DC in the league, in his second season, going to round two of the playoffs... that isn't too shabby...

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Postby DEHog » Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:27 am

redskins56 wrote:Guys like Tim Lewis, Romeo Crinell, Lovie Smith... they have been waiting in the wings for years, trying to get an opportunity... Look at John Fox, also a former DC in the league, in his second season, going to round two of the playoffs... that isn't too shabby...



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