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Chargers hire Pete Metzelaars to coach tight ends

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New Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich will have a familiar target working with him next year.

According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, the Chargers are hiring Pete Metzelaars as their new tight ends coach.

Metzelaars and Reich were teammates with the Bills for 10 seasons (1985-1994). Metzelaars played 16 years in the NFL, also playing for the Seahawks, Panthers and Lions.

He replaces Jason Michael, who left to become offensive coordinator for the Titans. The Chargers only need a quarterbacks coach to complete their staff.

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5 Responses to “Chargers hire Pete Metzelaars to coach tight ends”
  1. Passionburnswithin says: Jan 24, 2014 4:38 PM

    Reich played with Metzelaars in Carolina too. As a matter of fact I believe Reich threw the very first touchdown pass in what is now Bank of America Stadium and Metzelaars was the player catching that pass

  2. buffaloboys says: Jan 24, 2014 4:40 PM

    Maybe Frank will try to hire Jim Kelly as QB coach!

  3. catquick says: Jan 24, 2014 5:32 PM

    Good hire!

  4. orcahawk says: Jan 24, 2014 11:04 PM

    Pete was a good Seahawk in the Chuck Knox era.

    He was the winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, which goes to the player who exemplifies commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.

    Good football guy, he’ll help the Bolts

  5. nytroutdog says: Jan 27, 2014 11:41 AM

    Great hire by the Chargers. I was disappointed when the Bills let him go when the last regime was booted. Pete was a great player and is a great coach.

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