Report: Bills look to CFL for QBs coach

The Calgary Herald reports that “it’s believed” Calgary Stampeders offensive coordinator George Cortez is on the verge of being named the Bills’ new quarterbacks coach.  

A 19-year veteran coach in the Canadian Football League, Cortez drew interest as a head coaching candidate from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts earlier this offseason.  He coached quarterbacks for the University of California when Aaron Rodgers was still in school.
In Buffalo, Cortez will oversee a position that may experience massive overhaul this spring.  The Bills have smartly soured on former third-round pick Trent Edwards, while 2009 starter Ryan Fitzpatrick has proven only backup-caliber in the league.  Gibran Hamdan and Brian Brohm are also on Buffalo’s roster, but are long shots to make the 2010 team.

19 responses to “Report: Bills look to CFL for QBs coach

  1. I don’t know why Brohm is a long shot to make the team? He shows some real talent and skill. have yet to see how hard he can hit the books but I definitely put him ahead of Trent Gibran and the Fitz. Hedidn’t play much at all but when he did he showed he is a physical specimen.
    This is another good hire for Buffalo, I think they have done well on the offensive side of the ball and Nix is going to prove he knows what he is doing, but
    WHAT THE HECK IS THE DEAL WITH A DC?

  2. “The Bills have smartly soured on former third-round pick Trent Edwards” . . . Um, why dont we give him decent offensive line before we give up on him. They traded his Pro Bowl LT and look what happened. I say draft a LT, hope the Wood and Levitre can recover and play to expectations and that Marshawn or Fred shows up next year.

  3. scott30va-
    agreed. peyton manning wouldn’t be a .500 QB with this line…
    trent showed promise when 2 defenders weren’t in his face after the ball was snapped.

  4. How is Brian Brohm a long shot to make the team? Has the article’s bloviator ever seen Brohm play? I suspect Brohm has a very good shot to become the Bills franchise QB. Give him a stout line and a good OC and let watch it happen –

  5. haha, I find it hilarious that people think the Bills are going to Toronto. If you think the Bills are going to Toronto you are sorely mistaken.
    PS, I don’t know a Bills fan who wasn’t happy to see Jason Peters gone. The injury stricken line was a huge problem, the bills also addressed their lack of talent on the line by drafting, and were fine till the injuries piled up.
    So many Eagle fans that I know personally knew that signing Peters this year was a bust and now they have the frustration that we Bills fans had, “why is he going to the Pro Bowl?” He is a penalty machine and is a dubious talent.

  6. All you idiots saying the line was Trent’s problem have a serious case of selective amnesia. Even when he had time, he was a coward and afraid to throw the ball to his WR’s. He is gutless and didn’t earn the nickname captain checkdown for no reason. The Trent apologists sadly appear to be unable to watch football and process what is happening. Fitz easily outperformed Trent, and Fitz has the accuracy of Vinny Testaverde in Tampa Bay. Remember, Fitz had the “big gonads” to actually throw a ball past 5 years beyond the LOS. Sadly, the Bills will probably give Trent yet another chance.

  7. I second that Rzon, Trent is DONE. The fitz is a good 3rd string. Brohm a solid 2 possible 1, then draft. Even though the only good QB in college isn’t entering the draft. Locker.

  8. diehard packers fan. brohm is nowhere near a number 1 qb. bills still need a qb a coach and a gm and have already got 2 of those positions in place. they are in big trouble.

  9. wwwmattcom says: January 30, 2010 8:37 PM
    I don’t know why Brohm is a long shot to make the team? He shows some real talent and skill. have yet to see how hard he can hit the books but I definitely put him ahead of Trent Gibran and the Fitz. Hedidn’t play much at all but when he did he showed he is a physical specimen.
    __________________________________
    I’m sorry, did you just use the term “physical specimen” to refer to Brian Brohm???
    You, sir, are an idiot.

  10. Trent Edwards has all the tools to be a franchise QB. Unfortunately he simply doesn’t have the mindset for the job. The dudes has slow recognition and no apparent passion for the game. Doubt he has a future in the league.
    Fitz has the right attitude and field awareness, but horribly inconsistent accuracy. He is a serviceable 2nd-3rd string QB.
    Brohm is still an unknown. He seems to have the tools, talent and attitude. It will just take more development time to know what his ceiling is.
    Jimmy Clausen may well be Buffalo’s next starting QB. He’s still a bit green, but easily the most NFL ready QB in this years draft. If he’s gone before Buffalo picks, expect Fitz or Chad Pennington to lead the Bills in the upcoming re-building season.

  11. Trent was never the same after he got his first concussion in 2008. The guy is “hearing footsteps” and he can’t play care-free like he did when the Bills went 4-0. Also, Fitz isn’t a mediocre backup quarterback, he’s a great backup quarterback. We couldn’t have asked for much better out of our number 2 guy. We need a #1 guy who can make things happen. I don’t think he’s on our roster currently.

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