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Bills hire Jim Hostler as senior offensive assistant

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There will be yet another change to the Baltimore coaching staff.

The Bills have hired Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler as senior offensive assistant, the club announced Wednesday.

Hostler coached the Ravens’ wide receivers for the last six seasons. He interviewed for the Ravens’ offensive coordinator role in January, but the club elected to hire former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak for the job.

Before joining the Ravens, Hostler held assistant coaching roles with the 49ers (2005-2007), Jets (2003-2004), Saints (2001-2002) and Chiefs (2000). He was the 49ers’ offensive coordinator in 2007, and he has coached NFL quarterbacks and wide receivers at multiple stops in his career.

The Ravens have made significant changes to their coaching staff on offense since season’s end, with the addition of Kubiak most notable. Kubiak replaced Jim Caldwell, who was hired as the Lions’ head coach.

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10 Responses to “Bills hire Jim Hostler as senior offensive assistant”
  1. justintuckrule says: Jan 29, 2014 6:21 PM

    25 years too late hiring Jeff Hostetler

  2. vbbills says: Jan 29, 2014 6:38 PM

    This is a solid hire by the Bills. Competition is a good thing, even amongst the coaches. Nate should be feeling his seat getting a little warmer.

  3. buffalobills716 says: Jan 29, 2014 7:00 PM

    #gobills

  4. EJ says: Jan 29, 2014 7:27 PM

    Hackett needs to consistently watch his back with this move. Great hire! Go Bills!!!!

  5. steelcurtainn says: Jan 29, 2014 11:28 PM

    Even the ravens wide receivers coach is jumping ship on them. I can’t blame him.

  6. Ed Bandell says: Jan 31, 2014 1:04 PM

    The receivers didn’t look all that wonderful last season and he failed to take advantage of the speed of Jones and Smith. I don’t think he did all that remarkable of a job and the team only looked good when it had Boldin and a healthy Pitta.

    Flipside of that is that two rookies (T. Smith and M. Brown) have stepped up and have been rather good contributors to the offense. The Ravens have been known to have difficulty landing their own talent at WR as rookie picks go, so there is something to be said for that.

  7. Joemontanaflacco says: Jan 31, 2014 3:23 PM

    Jumping ship is when your RB coach takes the same position with a team that has an even worse record. It shows just how frustrated a coach gets when his team can’t seem to recover from getting knocked out by Tim Tebow.

  8. steelcurtainn says: Jan 31, 2014 7:26 PM

    Its similar to the raisins getting knocked out the playoffs by Andy Dalton( who has never won a playoff game by the way) and currently sitting in 3rd place behind the Steelers. Cheers!

  9. Ed Bandell says: Feb 1, 2014 10:38 AM

    Um…the Steelers and the Ravens both finished 8-8. To say that one team was better than the other… yeah.

  10. stoogy says: Feb 1, 2014 12:53 PM

    steelcurtain: Didn’t the Andy Dalton led bengals go into Pittsburgh 2 years ago and end their playoff hopes just like they did to the ravens this season?

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