As one of his greatest victories — the 1998 NFC title game — comes back into focus, former Broncos and Falcons head coach Dan Reeves is thinking about a possible comeback.
In an interview with WIVB-TV, Reeves has not ruled out the possibility of joining Gailey’s staff.
“He hasn’t reached out to me,” Reeves said, via Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com, “but I coached him
in Little League and he might give me a chance. He might come back and
try to see if I could help him out. . . . I tell you, if I could help Chan Gailey out, I would certainly be interested in that.”
Last year, Reeves nearly joined the Cowboys, but talks broke down when owner Jerry Jones supposedly tried to place a minimum hours requirement in Reeves’ contract. He also interviewed for the offensive coordinator position in San Francisco last January.
Reeves last coached in 2003, with the Falcons.
His potential arrival in Buffalo would make even more interesting the nascent flirtation between the Buffalo media and quarterback Mike Vick, whom Reeves drafted nearly nine years ago.
But there might be some lingering friction between Reeves and Vick. Last July, Reeves said that he had tried to reach out to Vick, but that Vick’s camp ignored the overtures. In response, a source close to Vick told us that Reeves had not attempted to contact Vick’s representatives.
So stay tuned. As Gailey builds out his staff, there’s a chance that Reeves will make his return to the NFL after a six-year absence.