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BUFFALO, N. Harry Winks Jersey .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone wasted little time filling a big hole on his staff by reaching a deal with recently fired Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz as defensive co-ordinator. Marrone also turned to Schwartzs former staff to address another need by agreeing to hire Todd Downing to coach the young crop of quarterbacks, led by last years rookie first-round pick, EJ Manuel. The additions were announced Friday night, a day after defensive co-ordinator Mike Pettine left the team after one year to take over as the Cleveland Browns head coach. "We are excited to add a talented and accomplished co-ordinator in Jim Schwartz to our staff," Marrone said in a statement released by the team. "Schwartz has led aggressive and productive defensive units throughout his time in the NFL, and we feel our defence will continue to improve under his leadership." Schwartz was fired Dec. 30, a day after the Lions missed the playoffs with a 7-9 record. In four seasons in Detroit, the 47-year-old Schwartz was 29-51. That included a 10-6 finish in 2011 when the Lions reached the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. Schwartz becomes the Bills fourth defensive co-ordinator in four years and has big shoes to fill in taking over a unit that emerged as the teams strength last season. Pettines departure had the potential of under-cutting much of the progress the Bills hoped would carry over into next season after a 6-10 finish that extended the NFLs longest active playoff drought to 14 seasons. Though the Bills were inconsistent against the run, they still finished 10th in the NFL in fewest yards allowed -- Buffalos best ranking since finishing second in 2004. And they finished second in the NFL with a franchise-record 57 sacks. Schwartz has 20 years of NFL coaching experience, including eight seasons as the Tennessee Titans defensive co-ordinator from 2001-08. The Titans defence three times finished among the NFLs top 10 in fewest yards allowed. Tennessee was particularly stingy in stopping the run, finishing sixth or better in yards rushing allowed, including a first-place ranking in 2003. Its unclear how many positions Schwartz will have to fill on his defensive staff because theres a chance Pettine may lure some of his assistants to Cleveland. The Bills currently have one opening after inside linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach was fired last week. Schwartz takes over unit that produced four Pro Bowl selections, defensive linemen Mario Williams, Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus and safety Jairus Byrd. Byrds status is uncertain after he played under a one-year franchise tag last season. The defence also includes linebacker Kiko Alonso, an NFL rookie of the year candidate. Schwartz has a fiery personality, and an aggressive approach to defence much like Pettine, which is being counted on to ease the transition. The knock against Schwartz in Detroit was the Lions inconsistencies and undisciplined style of play. In 2012, the Lions lost their last eight games after a 4-4 start. Last season, they collapsed during a stretch in which they blew fourth-quarter leads in losing six games during a seven-game stretch. Downings addition filled Marrones desire to add a quarterbacks coach to his staff after offensive co-ordinator Nathaniel Hackett doubled at the position last year. Marrone had expressed an intention to ease Hacketts burden entering his second season. Lack of experience and injuries didnt help the position. Manuel missed six games because of knee injuries. Undrafted journeyman Thad Lewis went 2-3 in five starts, while undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel struggled in a 23-13 loss to Kansas City. Downing has 11 years of NFL coaching experience, and spent the past three seasons at the same position in Detroit, where he mentored Lions starter Matthew Stafford. The 33-year-old Downing is familiar with Lewis, who spent last off-season in Detroit before the Bills acquired him in a trade in August. And he also coached Manuel at last years Senior Bowl. "Todd Downing is a bright and energetic coach," Marrone said. "He played a pivotal role in the development of Detroits quarterbacks during his tenure: most notably Matthew Stafford, the franchises all-time leading passer. Downing will be a valuable addition to our offensive coaching staff." Serge Aurier Jersey . Groves signed with Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent last year after a season with Arizona. He was in the linebacker rotation and had a sack in the season opener against Miami. Erik Lamela Jersey . - A retired Indiana school principal who was NASCAR star Jeff Gordons drivers education teacher was killed with his wife in a Tennessee crash while returning from watching Gordon race. . The Cottagers last victory came in a 2-1 home win over West Ham when Rene Meulensteen was still in charge. Since then, a miserable run of seven defeats and two draws has seen the club part with the Dutch coach and replace him with German Felix Magath.La belle ville was abruptly woken up early Wednesday morning as it suffered through its first snowstorm of winterlude. By mid-morning, those grey skies were getting replaced with blue ones. Rays of soccer sunshine began appearing over at City Hall as the great and good of FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014 began descending on the building. The last such time I had managed to wangle myself into one of Montreals most iconic of structures was shortly after your Montreal Impact were crowned 2009 USL playoff champions. I felt like a kid again that late fall early evening, as I waited on City Hall steps for the Impacts team bus to show up; packing the trophy, inside to receive a civic honour and back on the bus for their White House moment. The entire Impact squad, coaching staff and exec feted on that fabled Montreal Canadiens ice surface. As one, a sold out Bell Centre crowd rose to their feet to applaud their soccer champions. Tears were shed, and you knew at that exact moment, soccer had landed most firmly on Montreal terra firma. The roots of that arrival though are traced back to the spring of 2007 when, not only a key host city for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Canada 2007, the organizing committee bestowed on Montreal the honour and privilege of opening the tournament. It was June 30 when Brazil played Poland with over 55,000 rocking Stade Olympique, including some Carlito football geezer best known as Carlo Ancelotti (I think he manages Real Madrid these days). Start as you mean to go on then, as FIFA Under-20 World Cup Canada 2007 blew up the FIFA record book on previous U-20 or Youth World Cups as they were previously tagged. Through the three weeks, close to 1.2 million supporters flocked to the venues across this fertile football land, all occurring under the watchful eye of Peter Montopoli, Canada 2007s National Event Director. Wednesday morning at City Hall, Montopoli rose to the podium as Chief Executive Officer of FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014. On Friday, he briefly took time out to reminisce about 2007. "The success of the 2007 competition was really a result of the people who came out and supported the players and organization. In Montreal, clubs made a huge impact on the attendance numbers and created a really dynamic environment, and the volunteer community was phenomenal." Since taking over as the highest ranking administrator in Canadian soccer, as CSA General Secretary in early 2008 reporting directly to FIFA and overseeing an organization that ticks as Canadas soccer nerve centre, Montopoli has stared down immense challenges both structurally and performance related over the intervening years. Even a possible mutiny from a band of merry ladies who shrugged over Deutschland 2011 disappointments by going on to achieve unprecedented soccer fame and glory a mere 12 months later in London. As optimistic as he may well be for Canada 2014 before that, Montopoli is realistic. The biggest mistake any organizing body for a national tournament can make is to expect much the same the second time around. "We hope to replicate that in 2014, but we need the support of the community, and Wednesdays press conference was an important first step towards developing those strong relationships with the business, government and soccer community in Montreal," Montopoli disclosed. "We are proud and very happy to be hosting the largest number of matches for the FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014 in Montreal. The City of Montreal will really be our headquarters for the competition, for both the National Organizing Committee and for FIFA, starting with the Official Draw on March 1." Spoken like a seasoned diplomat, at City Hall on Wednesday morning, Montopoli stood four square with MMontreals highest ranked municipal officer Denis Corderre. Michel Vorm Jersey. Elected mayor just earlier this month, Corderre didnt waste much time displaying his sporting credentials when taking to his personal Twitter account to take a pop at an underperforming extremely well-paid member of les Habs. In an instant, Corderre went from little-known well-regarded local politician to Twitter celebrity. That fame only fleeting, on Wednesday when he took to the podium at City Hall, Corderre deftly handled his introductory soccer speech in the same manner Messi waltzes around opponents. Corderre may have been speaking to a hushed room but he was wise enough to know he was also speaking to a growing demographic of the Montreal electorate. Montopoli was suitably impressed with his administrative team mate. "We are thrilled to have the support of Montreals Mayor, Denis Coderre," he said. "His participation in this weeks announcement at Montreal City Hall of the FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014 venue pack on sale and official draw information demonstrated his commitment to supporting us as we move towards the competitions in 2014 and 2015." The final part of the Canada 2014 podium in Montreal is Francis Millien. Instrumental in Montreals extraordinary 2007 legacy, Millien is a veteran of the beautiful game with over 35 years service, mainly as an administrator. Not many even in the Canadian media though can claim to have sat down with Zinedine Zidane but Millien has. There at Stade Olympique in full force for FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, Millien is well aware of la belle villes football pedigree. "Montreal is a soccer city. You can feel the excitement in the soccer community when big matches are taking place. I have always been confident that Montreal would be an excellent host city for international competition. We proved it in 2007, and well prove it again in 2014 and 2015," Millien told As Montreal will be Canada 2014s beating heartbeat, so was the city of Edmonton when the nation last hosted this tournament back in the summer of 2002. No prizes for guessing which London 2012 medal-laden international soccer superstar waltzed off as tournament MVP and top scorer. Crushing all English hearts as she smashed five into the English net in the quarter-finals, Christine Sinclair is no recent football phenomenon. A decade before that crushing London 2012 semi-final defeat, 19-year old Sinclair and many of the London 2012 heroes suffered the agony of defeat in that 2002 final played at Commonwealth Stadium in front of a very loud and very knowledgeable crowd. Compounding the misery? It came at the hands of the US in extra time with a second half so termed golden goal resulting in Canadian silver. Montopoli recollected the heartache but like all bad, goodness ultimately prevails. "The last time Canada hosted this competition back in 2002, we won a silver medal and helped set a still-standing record of 47,784 fans in the final. I have no doubt that Canadians will once again rally behind our U-20 team like they did in 2002." "Canadians will remember how Christine Sinclair, one of this years FIFA Womens World Player of the Year nominees, wowed fans in 2002 and received both the adidas Golden Boot and adidas Golden Ball for her efforts. "Today, many of the 2002 Canadian players who captured the hearts of a nation are representing Canada on the senior womens national team," concluded the chief executive officer of FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup Canada 2014 Set August 2014 aside. Mark it in your calendars now. The world will be watching and Montreal will not disappoint. You can reach and follow Noel Butler @TheSoccerNoel on Twitter Cheap Canadiens Jerseys Cheap Predators Jerseys Cheap Devils Jerseys Cheap Islanders Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Senators Jerseys Cheap Flyers Jerseys Cheap Penguins Jerseys Cheap Sharks Jerseys Cheap Blues Jerseys Cheap Lightning Jerseys Cheap Maple Leafs Jerseys Cheap Canucks Jerseys Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Cheap Capitals Jerseys Cheap Winnipeg Jets Jerseys ' ' '

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