— The Buffalo Bills announced Andrew Dees and Eric Thatcher have been hired to the team’s coaching staff. Dees becomes the assistant offensive line coach and Thatcher will serve as the defensive quality control coach.
The team also announced Bob Bicknell will coach wide receivers after coaching tight ends the previous two seasons. Adrian White will serve as the assistant defensive backs coach after serving as the defensive quality control coach since 2008. Bob Sanders will coach linebackers after coaching outside linebackers last season.
Dees joins the Bills after spending last season as the running backs coach/recruiting coordinator at the University of Massachusetts. He coached offensive line at Temple from 2006-2010. He coached tight ends at the University at Buffalo from 2001-2005. The 16-year college coaching veteran enters his first season in the NFL.
Thatcher joins the Bills after spending last season as the assistant defensive backs coach at Mercyhurst College. Thatcher was a three-year starting free safety at Pittsburgh. Upon his graduation in 2008, Thatcher started his coaching career at St. Vincent College in 2009 and then served as a graduate assistant at Pitt in 2010.
— Bills offensive coordinator/running backs coach Curtis Modkins breaks down Stevie Johnson’s game against Darrelle Revis and the Jets in the latest installment of the Top 10 performances. Top 10 Performances – Stevie Johnson vs. the NY Jets
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THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 31, 1981 — JIM RINGO IS A HALL OF FAMER
Former Buffalo Bills head coach and Green Bay Packers center Jim Ringo was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1981.
January 31, 1997 — JIM KELLY RETIRES
Bills QB Jim Kelly officially announced his retirement from the NFL in a press conference at the Bills Fieldhouse in Orchard Park, NY.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On being a hybrid still or strictly 4-3 this year
Yeah, but we’re going to start in a four-man front. So, it’s going to be when we hand you a lineup card it’s going to have two defensive tackles, two defensive ends and three linebackers. Its going to start that way but how much we end up in even spacing, odd spacing I can’t tell you that today. And I think that’s determined by players and the offense we’re playing and what they give us.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Bills offensive coordinator/running backs coach Curtis Modkins breaks down Stevie Johnson’s game against Darrelle Revis and the Jets. Top 10 Performances – Stevie Johnson vs. the NY Jets
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