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Bates could be on Bills' list

As Bills coach Chan Gailey tries to put together a staff, there’s a chance that former Buccaneers defensive coordinator Jim Bates will be one of the new hires.

According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Bates is a candidate for the position of defensive coordinator.

In 2000 and 2001, Gailey and Bates worked for the Dolphins, with Gailey running the offense and Bates in charge of the defense.  Also, Bates served as assistant head coach/defensive line coach during Gailey’s two seasons as head coach of the Cowboys. 

Bates was hired by the Buccaneers in 2009, and he was removed from the position during the season. 

“We’ve settled things here and we’re free to go our separate ways,” Bates told Cummings regarding his one-year tenure in Tampa.

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14 Responses to “Bates could be on Bills' list”
  1. wwwmattcom says: Jan 23, 2010 9:10 PM

    Oooh.. more Buffalo news!!!! Hoping for the best!

  2. Lambeau West says: Jan 23, 2010 9:35 PM

    Anyone release Jim’s middle name is Master.

  3. hizzle1281 says: Jan 23, 2010 9:40 PM

    As Bills coach Chan Gailey tries to put together a staff, there’s a chance that former Buccaneers defensive coordinator Jim Bates will be one of the new hires.
    According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Bates is a candidate for the position of defensive coordinator.
    In 2000 and 2001, Gailey and Bates worked for the Dolphins, with Gailey running the offense and Bates in charge of the defense. Also, Bates served as assistant head coach/defensive line coach during Gailey’s two seasons as head coach of the Cowboys.
    Bates was hired by the Buccaneers in 2009, and he was removed from the position during the season.
    “We’ve settled things here and we’re free to go our separate ways,” Bates told Cummings regarding his one-year tenure in Tampa.

  4. PurpleNGold says: Jan 23, 2010 10:17 PM

    defensive master…

  5. Buffalo Hogan says: Jan 23, 2010 10:24 PM

    Dear Ralph – a collection of failed coaches does not equal success.

  6. JoeQB12 says: Jan 23, 2010 10:43 PM

    They need to hire Pees. Period.

  7. Kige Ramsey says: Jan 23, 2010 10:46 PM

    Great a retread hires a retread

  8. Uhaul26 says: Jan 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    bates is good. hope the nills don’t get him

  9. Mikey D says: Jan 24, 2010 7:22 AM

    # Buffalo Hogan says: January 23, 2010 10:24 PM
    Dear Ralph – a collection of failed coaches does not equal success.
    You make no sense.

  10. jj jones says: Jan 24, 2010 9:29 AM

    It gets better and better in Buffalo.
    What is next?
    Ernie Zampese?
    Ray Rhodes?
    Joe Bugel?

  11. brasho says: Jan 24, 2010 9:45 AM

    Bates is a master of NOT playing to his team’s strengths. Sure, he did pretty well when the Dolphins had 2 great cover CBs (madison surtain), a great MLB (thomas), possible future hof DE (taylor), and two stud DTs (bowens gardener). But other than that with less than stellar talent he has proven to be terrible (Tampa, Denver, Houston).
    Gailey will flop in Buffalo and the hiring of Bates will ensure that.

  12. wwwmattcom says: Jan 24, 2010 8:21 PM

    Hey Furio, according to Buffalo Bills . com the Bills are on extreme make over home edition tonight on ABC. Thought it would be some good PR for the Bills, using this web site to get the word out. Makes a down and out team look good. Hey, they’re a pro football team and this is pro football talk.

  13. wwwmattcom says: Jan 24, 2010 8:22 PM

    Florio

  14. wwwmattcom says: Jan 24, 2010 8:29 PM

    It’s also nationally televised.

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