Saturday, January 23, 2010

Buffalo Bills hire offensive coordinator

Per PFT:

Mike Jurecki of XTRA Sports 910 in Phoenix reports that Cardinals running backs coach Curtis Modkins will be taking the job.

Per Jurecki, the Bills requested permission to talk to Modkins and, after a couple days, the Cardinals agreed.

Gailey will call the plays in Buffalo.

Modkins spent 2008 in Kansas City with Gailey, as well as 2002 through 2007 at Georgia Tech, where Gailey served as head coach.

Throughout his various college stops, Modkins received plenty of experience in the NFL as he served three different NFL Minority Coaching Fellowships. His first stop was in 1997 with the Philadelphia Eagles under then head coach Ray Rhodes. Modkins then worked with the Dallas Cowboys in 1999 with Cowboys head coach Chan Gailey, whom he would later work with at Georgia Tech and Kansas City before working with the Pittsburgh Steelers, head coach Bill Cowher and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt in 2005.

Dean Pees is 'in the mix' for Defensive Coordinator:

We do not know why Pees is no longer the shoe-in(for Denver's DC job). Who’s call was it? Either way, it seems Pees is in the mix for the DC spot in Buffalo, one that is still vacant. Maybe Pees is why new coach Chan Gailey said he is open to the 3-4 look.

Especially now that Denver is hiring someone else.

Also the Bills might be keeping a few coaches:

The departures of Studesville and Tolbert were not a surprise. And after it's all sorted out, there may be only a few members of Dick Jauron's staff that Gailey might keep: Defensive line coach Bob Sanders and defensive backs coach George Catavolos would seem to be obvious candidates.


  1. "The people that we're going to attract probably won't have the names that somebody might recognize right off the bat. We're going to get the best teachers. [...] We're going to get the best people to come in here and be a part of our organization to help us build a winner." - Chan Gailey

    He wasn't kidding; who are these guys

  2. Who wouldn't want Arizona's running backs coach? Clearly they've got something working with their 28th ranked rushing attack. No team ran less in the league than the Cardinals also.

  3. you people are pathetic, total rushing? look at #32 colts, #31 chargers. fuck off all you faggets i hate you all.

    who needs to fuckin run the fuckin ball when you have those receivers. nice stat dumb ass


  4. So it was a good hire because he was unsuccessful at a lesser job?

  5. where does anyone say it was a good hire? fuckin die stop reading this blog you retard fuck off.


  6. So because the Cardinals were unsuccessful at running the ball because they had good WR it doesn't matter that the interim coach after an 0-8 start is as bad as the current head coach?