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    Raiders hire Bills assistant coach Bob Sanders for LB Coach


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    12th year in the NFL

    4th year with the Bills



    Sanders enters his fourth season with the Buffalo Bills in 2012 and will coach the linebackers, after two years as the outside linebackers coach.

    In 2011, OLB Chris Kelsay had one of his best statistical seasons with 41 tackles and 5.0 sacks, including his first-ever 3.0 sack game. OLB Spencer Johnson also had one of his best seasons, at a new position for him. He finished with 47 tackles, 2.0 sacks and his first career touchdown.

    In 2010 Sanders guided the transition of Kelsay from defensive end to OLB; Kelsay produced 72 tackles and ranked second on the team with 3.5 sacks

    The emergence of rookie OLB Arthur Moats who led team rookies with 2.5 sacks

    In 2010, Sanders was retained by Head Coach Chan Gailey. He originally joined the Bills’ coaching staff as the defensive line coach in late January of 2009, bringing 33 years of coaching experience with him.

    Prior to arriving in Buffalo, Sanders served on the Green Bay Packers staff for four seasons (2005-08), the last three as the team’s defensive coordinator while coaching defensive ends in 2005.

    In 2009, the Packers led the NFL with six interceptions returned for touchdowns and tied for the NFC lead with 22 picks

    Green Bay finished third in the NFL in third-down defense in 2007

    The Packers’ defense ranked first in the NFC with 46 sacks while earning a fifth-best overall defensive ranking in the NFC in 2006. Upon taking the coordinator position, Sanders brought continuity to a defense that ranked seventh overall and first against the pass in 2005, up from 25th in both categories the previous season.

    In his first year in Green Bay in 2005, Packers DE Aaron Kampman recorded a then-career-best 6.5 sacks and at the time the second-most tackles (105) by a Green Bay defensive lineman ever recorded. On the other side, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila posted a career-high 81 tackles in 2005.



    Sanders served as the Miami Dolphins’ linebackers coach for four seasons (2001-04).His individual tutoring helped Zach Thomas to three straight Pro Bowl selections (2001-2003) and, at the time, four of his top five single-season tackle totals.



    Before joining the professional ranks, Sanders coached 22 years in the college game, including 15 seasons tutoring defensive linemen in some capacity. Seven of those campaigns were at the University of Florida, where three of his pupils, Jevon Kearse, Kevin Carter and Huey Richardson, became first-round selections in the NFL Draft.

    The Gators led the SEC in sacks four straight seasons (1996-99) in Sanders’ 11 years with Florida (1990-2000). He coached multiple defensive positions as the Gators captured five conference titles and the 1995 National Championship.



    Prior to his time at Florida, Sanders spent five years at Duke. In his last season with the Blue Devils, 1989, the squad went 8-4 and won the school’s first ACC Championship since 1965.



    Previously, Sanders had served at Richmond (1983-84), East Carolina (1980-82) and Georgia Tech (part-time coach, 1978)…he also coached three years (1976-77, 1979) in the high school ranks.



    PERSONAL

    A former defensive player at Davidson College (1972-75), Sanders graduated from the school in 1976 with a B.S. degree in political science…born in Jacksonville, N.C., he and his wife, Kathie, have two daughters, Lindsay and Sarah, and a son, Robby…in his spare time he enjoys fishing and playing golf.



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    2010-11 Buffalo Bills Outside LBs

    2009 Buffalo Bills Defensive Line

    2006-08 Green Bay Packers Def. Coordinator

    2005 Green Bay Packers Defensive Ends

    2001-04 Miami Dolphins Linebackers



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    2000 Florida Asst. Def. Coord./Linebackers

    1999 Florida Asst. Head Coach/Def. Ends/SLBs

    1998 Florida Asst. Def. Coord./Def. Ends/SLBs

    1994-97 Florida Asst. Def. Coord./Defensive Ends

    1991-93 Florida Asst. Def. Coord./Banditbacks/ Gatorbacks

    1990 Florida Defensive Ends

    1989 Duke Co-Def. Coord./Outside LBs

    1985-88 Duke Outside LBs/ DEs

    1983-84 Richmond Linebackers

    1980-82 East Carolina Def. Line/ LBs

    1978 Georgia Tech Part-time coach

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    bob "the hitman" sanders

    Add some experience to our defensive staff. He was the defensive coordinator with the Packers from 06-08. Has a lot of experience. Reggie and him have some history with the Packers.
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    resume is pretty solid. I hope he can help us find a MLB. Doesn't hurt that he was also a D line coach. Sacks are def needed on this team. Looks like if we pick up a DE/OLB in the draft he'll be able to help them make the transition easier to the NFL too. I like it
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    Reggie and Sanders connected through Green bay !
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    cant wait for the... more green bay people posts. Like players and coaches from green bay are horrible.

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    Sounds like a good hire! Hopefully he can help coach Burris to a couple of pro bowls (if they exist in the future)

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    Raiders hire Bills assistant coach Bob Sanders for LB Coach

    I don't know much about him but he has a strong résumé and he's coached for some winners. So I like it
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    More Green Bay people! Seriously, looks like a solid hire. On paper, this years staff appears light years better than last...Hopefully it will look light years better on Sundays this fall as well?

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    Sounds like another solid hire.
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    Raiders hire Bills assistant coach Bob Sanders for LB Coach

    Good choice.Cant wait 2 c how things play out next season
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    Nice. Dont know much about him but resume is solid, now bring on the draft.

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    He has plenty of experience for sure. Let's see what he brings to the table. From what I've read, he's mostly a 4-3 guy so I don't know if his hire means they're sticking to that alignment.

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    The book is still out on Allen but top to bottom this is looking like one of the best overall coaching staffs this organization has had in some time.
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    Totally agree. I like all of these experiencesd hires so far.
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