Pat Kirwan

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Pat Kirwan is an American football coach. He began his NFL career in 1972 after coaching high school and college football.

He was an area scout for the Phoenix Cardinals (1989) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1983-86). He spent eight years (1989-97) with the New York Jets, beginning as a defensive assistant coach and advancing to director of player administration, where he negotiated contracts and managed the team's salary cap.

Kirwan, a graduate of St. Anthony's High School, was offensive coordinator for Hofstra University and head coach of Maria Regina High School.[when?]

Following his own NFL career, he became a regular contributor to CNNSI and is an NFL.com senior analyst. He currently co-hosts on Sirius NFL Radio's Movin' the Chains with Jim Miller. He is the author of Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look (2010), along with David Seigerman.[citation needed]

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