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Ted Cottrell

Theodore John Cottrell

Position: LB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 233 lbs.

Born: June 13, 1947 in Chester, PA
High School: Chester
College: Delaware Valley
Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 7th round (164th overall) of the 1969 NFL Draft.

Playing Record

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1998 BUF 30 8 3 8 6 6 7 3 1 3 11 12 3 28 12 6 8 7 6 15 11 3 5 11 15 11 18 14 25 15 11
1999 BUF 31 5 23 3 2 11 16 9 2 8 15 19 11 24 19 15 11 11 1 2 28 9 4 10 3 25 7 1 2 26 3
2000 BUF 31 17 10 22 3 9 20 4 12 13 21 18 17 14 11 15 1 14 3 18 16 19 6 16 4 13 6 4 11 18 10
2001 NYJ 31 9 1 12 22 24 17 2 14 4 14 3 1 26 29 22 7 18 19 12 2 25 28 22 27 1 15 7 4 9 8
2002 NYJ 32 11 11 16 23 22 15 4 27 22 18 23 7 24 17 10 2 4 24 14 27 13 18 23 27 27 19 21 5 20 22
2003 NYJ 32 20 14 18 22 19 23 2 29 25 26 18 2 24 13 15 8 8 21 8 28 31 28 24 18 26 2 10 4 29 24
2004 MIN 32 14 18 13 11 4 6 5 28 18 29 2 5 8 2 2 7 2 28 26 25 13 21 21 28 19 27 29 27 28 28
2005 MIN 32 14 12 19 27 25 19 20 28 27 22 19 21 16 20 20 17 22 21 19 5 21 19 18 17 17 22 22 24 2 19
2007 SDG 32 5 1 5 19 20 5 7 7 7 2 8 6 26 26 15 15 16 14 5 1 12 16 12 17 2 23 14 11 1 8
2008 SDG 32 17 11 7 21 11 2 7 20 20 19 19 11 25 7 1 5 1 25 15 17 10 11 8 14 18 31 31 27 11 18
10 yrs %tile 65 70 64 54 55 62 83 50 57 47 58 77 35 54 65 78 70 52 61 52 54 54 51 49 53 49 55 59 53 56
3 yrs BUF 71 64 67 91 75 57 86 87 77 52 50 70 31 58 64 81 69 92 65 44 70 87 63 79 50 69 82 62 39 77
3 yrs NYJ 61 76 55 33 35 45 95 30 50 42 57 93 25 41 53 85 71 36 67 44 30 25 31 27 47 65 63 89 42 47
2 yrs MIN 59 56 53 44 58 64 64 16 33 23 70 63 66 69 69 66 66 27 33 56 50 41 42 33 47 27 23 23 56 30
2 yrs SDG 69 84 84 41 55 92 81 61 61 70 61 77 23 52 78 72 77 42 72 75 69 61 72 55 72 19 33 44 84 63

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1973 26 College Rutgers Defensive Line
1974 27 College Rutgers Defensive Line
1975 28 College Rutgers Defensive Line
1976 29 College Rutgers Defensive Line
1977 30 College Rutgers Defensive Line
1978 31 College Rutgers Defensive Line
1979 32 College Rutgers Defensive Line
1980 33 College Rutgers Defensive Coordinator
1981 34 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers
1982 35 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers
1983 36 College Rutgers Defensive Coordinator
1984 37 USFL New Jersey Generals Defensive Line
1985 38 USFL New Jersey Generals Defensive Line
1986 39 NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Line
1987 40 NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Line
1988 41 NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Line
1989 42 NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Line
1990 43 NFL Phoenix Cardinals Defensive Line
1991 44 NFL Phoenix Cardinals Defensive Line
1992 45 NFL Phoenix Cardinals Defensive Line
1993 46 NFL Phoenix Cardinals Defensive Line
1994 47 NFL Arizona Cardinals Linebackers
1995 48 NFL Buffalo Bills Linebackers
1996 49 NFL Buffalo Bills Linebackers
1997 50 NFL Buffalo Bills Linebackers
1998 51 NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
1999 52 NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
2000 53 NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
2001 54 NFL New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
2002 55 NFL New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
2003 56 NFL New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
2004 57 NFL Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator
2005 58 NFL Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator
2007 60 NFL San Diego Chargers Defensive Coordinator
2008 61 NFL San Diego Chargers Defensive Coordinator
2009 62 UFL New York Sentinels Head Coach

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Joe Bugel Defensive Line
Hank Bullough Defensive Line
Herman Edwards Defensive Coordinator
Marv Levy Linebackers, Defensive Line
Wade Phillips Defensive Coordinator
Buddy Ryan Linebackers
Mike Tice Defensive Coordinator
Norv Turner Defensive Coordinator