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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

Reich is on the coaching staff in Arizona. I don't know if he's ready to be a head coach but I've always thought of him as a super bright guy who would make a great head coach one day. Why not bring a guy like this back to Buffalo now? We certainly need some new blood.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

As the QB coach maybe.

View PostFan in San Diego, on 31 December 2012 - 01:59 PM, said:

As the QB coach maybe. How about Alex Van Pelt? He might be available!


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsFan1972, on 31 December 2012 - 01:58 PM, said:

Reich is on the coaching staff in Arizona. I don't know if he's ready to be a head coach but I've always thought of him as a super bright guy who would make a great head coach one day. Why not bring a guy like this back to Buffalo now? We certainly need some new blood.

Then why would we bring in a guy from a losing team that you only know anything about because he played for the Bills?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

I once thought that Bills fans were some of the smartest fans.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

View PostKevin, on 31 December 2012 - 02:02 PM, said:

I once thought that Bills fans were some of the smartest fans.

No matter how ridiculous, if a guy had a positive former relationship with the Bills, regardless of his current state of affairs, he must be a good fit for a second stint.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

I'm more interested in Russ Grimm, who the Cards also let go today.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

Let's bring in Nate Odoms as a secondary coach and maybe Carlton Bailey as D coordinator along with Reich.  Maybe Tasker can be special teams coach.  I heard Greg Cater is coaching Pop Warner in Utah, maybe he can come in as a special punting consultant.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

Start with a HC.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

Reich would be a great OC



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

I don't think Reich can be blamed for the fact that AZ wasn't good this year- not like he was their head coach or OC. Steve Tasker is another former Bill that is a very astute football mind. I think the thing that some of you are forgetting is that many top coaches who have never lived in Buffalo have a negative opinion of the place and don't want to move there. Guys like Reich and Tasker know that it's a good place to live and might actually accept a job there if offered one.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsFan1972, on 31 December 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:

I don't think Reich can be blamed for the fact that AZ wasn't good this year- not like he was their head coach or OC. Steve Tasker is another former Bill that is a very astute football mind. I think the thing that some of you are forgetting is that many top coaches who have never lived in Buffalo have a negative opinion of the place and don't want to move there. Guys like Reich and Tasker know that it's a good place to live and might actually accept a job there if offered one.

Maybe your post would be more clear if you stated in what capacity you envisioned Reich?

QB coach? OC? Head Coach?????

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 31 December 2012 - 02:33 PM, said:

Maybe your post would be more clear if you stated in what capacity you envisioned Reich?

QB coach? OC? Head Coach?????

As I said, not sure he's ready to be a head coach, but I think he could fit in a couple roles. QB coach would be an obvious choice but he was WR coach in AZ, so I suppose he could fit in there as well. Or as a scout. Looks like he and everyone else in AZ got fired today too.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsFan1972, on 31 December 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:

I don't think Reich can be blamed for the fact that AZ wasn't good this year- not like he was their head coach or OC. Steve Tasker is another former Bill that is a very astute football mind. I think the thing that some of you are forgetting is that many top coaches who have never lived in Buffalo have a negative opinion of the place and don't want to move there. Guys like Reich and Tasker know that it's a good place to live and might actually accept a job there if offered one.

This thread prompted me to do some research on Frank Reich. In 2008, he became an offensive coaching staff assistant for the Colts. From 2009 - 2010, he served as the Colts' quarterback coach. In 2011, he served as their wide receivers coach. This year he's the Cardinals' wide receivers coach.

The next logical step in this career progression would be offensive coordinator. The Bills' next offensive coordinator should be creative, highly intelligent, and able to think outside the box. I don't know enough about Reich to gauge whether he fits that description.

In a situation like this, it's worth doing further digging. (As opposed to some, who want to hire him because of their fond memories of him as a player. Or as opposed to others, who seem to be instinctively opposed to the hire, apparently on the theory that his past Bills connections are his only qualification for the position. They are not.)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsFan1972, on 31 December 2012 - 01:58 PM, said:

Reich is on the coaching staff in Arizona. I don't know if he's ready to be a head coach but I've always thought of him as a super bright guy who would make a great head coach one day. Why not bring a guy like this back to Buffalo now? We certainly need some new blood.

Wasn't he manning qb coach in Indy.  What is that job description? Make sure petytons car is gassed and jock is clean?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

Take a look at the coaching resume of some of the best head coaches in the league and you'll see that some, if not many of them got fired from various gigs and/or coached a bunch of lousy teams before landing the gig were they were dubbed a great coach. Reich is one of many guys they should consider, but again, some of the very top guys might not want to be part of turning this franchise around. It's not like the Bills can simply pick whomever they want.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

View Postover 20 years of fanhood, on 31 December 2012 - 02:55 PM, said:

Wasn't he manning qb coach in Indy.  What is that job description? Make sure petytons car is gassed and jock is clean?

Yes. Reich was an offensive assistant and QB coach in Indy with Manning for 3 years.

Reich for OC would be an outside the box hire. He's never done it before but is arguably qualified to make the next step.

It might be an underwhelming hire but we are in zero position to evaluate how good a coach he is. In fact people inside the NFL would have a hard time evaluating him.

Dirk Koetter did little in Jacksonville to distinguish himself as an OC and now based on one good season as Atlanta's OC, he's put himself in the conversation for head coaching jobs.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

View PostKevin, on 31 December 2012 - 02:02 PM, said:

I once thought that Bills fans were some of the smartest fans.
well there ya go  B-)

Edited by 3rdand12, 31 December 2012 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 31 December 2012 - 03:03 PM, said:



Yes. Reich was an offensive assistant and QB coach in Indy with Manning for 3 years.

Reich for OC would be an outside the box hire. He's never done it before but is arguably qualified to make the next step.

It might be an underwhelming hire but we are in zero position to evaluate how good a coach he is. In fact people inside the NFL would have a hard time evaluating him.

Dirk Koetter did little in Jacksonville to distinguish himself as an OC and now based on one good season as Atlanta's OC, he's put himself in the conversation for head coaching jobs.

Seems to me the biggest step in the game is from position coach to coordinator, particularly if the head coach deligates play book and play calling.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

View Postover 20 years of fanhood, on 31 December 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:

Seems to me the biggest step in the game is from position coach to coordinator, particularly if the head coach deligates play book and play calling.

Also from coordinator to head coach.