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Report: Bills hiring Modkins as OC

Amid rumblings that former Broncos, Giants, and Falcons coach Dan Reeves could be returning to the NFL as a member of Chan Gailey’s staff in Buffalo, Reeves apparently wouldn’t be serving as offensive coordinator.

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.

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27 Responses to “Report: Bills hiring Modkins as OC”
  1. yowillie12 says: Jan 23, 2010 3:53 PM


  2. wwwmattcom says: Jan 23, 2010 3:53 PM

    hhmmmm, sometimes hiring people you have worked with is a sign that you want to repeat success or you have a special place in your heart for someone. Running the ball in KC, Az. and GT doesn’t sound like success, so I will go with the latter. I don’t know if hiring someone dear to you is a very promising hire. It sure doesn’t seem like the BEST idea.
    I have to do more research though.

  3. Big Stretch says: Jan 23, 2010 3:57 PM

    perfect hire a guy who coordinated the 28th best run game to run the Bills 30th ranked offense, the Bills finished 2009 ranked 16th in the run so this looks like another step in the wrong direction for buffalo who need help with their passing game (30th) alot more than they need help with the running game.
    Of course I sincerely hope I am wrong about Gailey, Modkins and whoever else the Bills see fit to hire.

  4. brownsfn says: Jan 23, 2010 4:04 PM

    hahahahahaha what a joke the Cardinals’ RUNNINGBACK COACH..hahahahha…what a power house that has been!

  5. edgy1957 says: Jan 23, 2010 4:09 PM

    If he continues to overlook much better talent then you can bet that he’s worried more about one of them taking his job than he is about putting together a strong staff.

  6. Buffalo Hogan says: Jan 23, 2010 4:17 PM

    This hire doesnt matter…Gaileys calling the plays; he just wanted a buddy that wouldnt argue with him…this is fine, who cares…
    the key is def coordinator or as in the bills case coach of the defense…

  7. FoolsBall says: Jan 23, 2010 4:21 PM

    Gailey is calling plays.

  8. The Wishbone says: Jan 23, 2010 4:22 PM

    As a Georgia Tech alum who knows all too well the pains of the Gailey/Modkins team, I just have this to say to Bills fans:
    Sucks for you.
    Maybe once Ralphie kicks the proverbial bucket, the new owner will hire decent people to run the organization. On the other hand, that will be in Los Angeles, so I guess it’s a lose-lose.

  9. Buffalo Hogan says: Jan 23, 2010 4:23 PM

    Was the Rams QB coach not available?

  10. Big Stretch says: Jan 23, 2010 4:28 PM

    Jag will be the team in LA

  11. dogma1 says: Jan 23, 2010 4:48 PM

    Buffalo Bills, where nothing good ever happens. This is the end of this franchise.

  12. raybow33 says: Jan 23, 2010 4:52 PM

    The Bills are not moving to L.A. you can bank money on that,now Toronto they might

  13. Yeahmuggz says: Jan 23, 2010 4:52 PM

    @ the wishbone.
    You have to be crazy to think the bills will be moving to LA. If anywhere is most likely to be TO. As a bills fan I have this to say to Georgia Tech fans:
    You’re team always sucked.

  14. wwwmattcom says: Jan 23, 2010 5:23 PM

    Worst comment i read in a while, thanks for keeping it real

  15. last starfighter says: Jan 23, 2010 5:24 PM

    for everyone who wants to wine and moan about who Buffalo hires, remember this, big name coaches cost big time money. I’m willing to bet that Shanahan’s redskins paycheck would just about match the entire pay of the bills new coaching staff. This is not trivial amounts of money. And who the heck knows if Shanahan is even worth it. There are tons of no-name hard-working, smart football coaches who are hungry and capable of doing the same job. People are too easily ooed and awed by names and get fooled. It’s like what happens at draft time. Just saying. . .

  16. Gaber says: Jan 23, 2010 5:30 PM

    i herd u liek modkins.

  17. dirtyTHIRTY says: Jan 23, 2010 5:46 PM

    He said he would be hiring guys most people have probably never heard of.
    I must say though that Modkins improved the running game on every team he has been on when he was the RB coach.

  18. tian says: Jan 23, 2010 5:56 PM

    I honestly didn’t know that the Cardinals had a running backs coach. Wait a minute: The Cardinals have running backs?
    See, the Bills are failing already. They went out and got a failed running backs coach as your OC, and the head coach is going to be calling the plays. Like the Bills are some college team.
    This is not going to end well.

  19. packers4life says: Jan 23, 2010 6:06 PM

    “Was the Rams QB coach not available?”
    ..or the Raiders QB coach??

  20. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 23, 2010 6:15 PM

    It appears that the Bills (Loser) organization only wants yes men. Thats why they keep adding no-names as coach’s and a retred as a head coach. Man am I glad this isn’t my team. Sorry Bills fans another 5 years at least of bad football.

  21. The Wishbone says: Jan 23, 2010 6:26 PM

    haha. They had trouble selling tickets in Toronto. Why would they move there?
    Easy answer: They won’t.
    As far as GT always sucking, yeah, since Heisman left, and because they’ve been hiring coaches like Gailey. That was my point, thanks for reinforcing it…

  22. NoHomeTeam says: Jan 23, 2010 6:40 PM

    The Wishbone says: “Maybe once Ralphie kicks the proverbial bucket, the new owner will hire decent people to run the organization. On the other hand, that will be in Los Angeles, so I guess it’s a lose-lose.”
    No, no no.
    Let me help you out.
    Bills to Toronto, where they become the Ontarians
    Rams to Los Angeles, where they become the . . . Rams
    Jaguars to . . . where? Mexico City?

  23. dan073eb says: Jan 23, 2010 7:55 PM

    who cares who’s moving to LA? whoever ends up there won’t be there long, LA will lose them like they lost the raiders and rams.

  24. kr says: Jan 23, 2010 8:28 PM

    i’m a Jets fan and i gotta say i feel sorry for the Bills. no fan base deserves what’s happening up there

  25. slipkid says: Jan 23, 2010 8:47 PM

    cards cant run the ball. screwy hire.

  26. ClydeCycle says: Jan 23, 2010 9:57 PM

    Not all Tech fans are peckerwoods… you wouldn’t know it from reading “the Wishbone.” Stay classy, fella. And after Heisman left, we had a couple of guys named William Alexander, Bobby Dodd, and Bobby Ross, but nobody’s ever heard of them.
    I hope Gailey does well for y’all. He’s a great evaluator of talent, and he does well with what he has to work with. Like others have already posted here, don’t look too much into the offensive coordinator hire. Gailey is running the show on offense.

  27. NoHomeTeam says: Jan 24, 2010 12:01 AM

    dan073eb says:”who cares who’s moving to LA? whoever ends up there won’t be there long, LA will lose them like they lost the raiders and rams.”
    Here’s an idea, dan: Maybe cities don’t lose teams; maybe teams bail out on their cities. And their fans.
    Just a thought.

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