Donnie Henderson (born May 17, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American football coach. He was a defensive Backs Coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.
Biography [ edit ]
Henderson first joined the Jets during the
2004 NFL season. In [1 ] 2005, the Jets had a second-ranked defense against the pass, but a 32nd-ranked defense against the run, which undoubtedly was one of the factors leading to the team's disappointing 4-12 record (in addition to Chad Pennington and Curtis Martin being absent for most of the season due to injury). Henderson was not kept on after head coach Herman Edwards was replaced by Eric Mangini following the season.
Henderson soon accepted the defensive coordinator position for the
Detroit Lions and new head coach, Rod Marinelli. The Lions went 3-13 in 2006 and finished the season ranked 27th out of 32 in total defense. Henderson was fired from his position on January 2, 2007.
In 2010, he was hired by the
Arizona Cardinals as a defensive backs coach. [2 ]
Henderson coached at Southern University in 2011 and was named the Defensive Backs coach at Syracuse University in 2012.
He was hired by the Buffalo Bills in 2013 to coach the defensive backs. [3 ] [4 ]
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