The Buffalo Bills have added Jim Hostler to their coaching staff. Hostler will be the Bills senior offensive assistant. A report found on ESPN’s website states that it is unclear what role Hostler will have on the coaching staff.
Hostler’s latest NFL job was with the Baltimore Ravens as their Wide Receivers coach. The departure to Buffalo could be in part because Hostler was passed over the Raven’s Offensive Coordinator position that was filled by former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak. In coming to the Bills Hostler will be reunited with Doug Marrone. The two worked together as part of the New York Jets coaching staff (2003-2004).
Under Hostler’s tutelage, Ravens’ WR Torrey Smith emerged as one of the game’s top wideouts. Since entering the NFL in 2011, Smith ranks among the top 10 of AFC receivers in yards per catch (4th-17.2), touchdown receptions (6th-19) and receiving yards (8th-2,842). BuffaloBills.com
Hostler has previous coaching stints with the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. He coached collegiately at his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Juniata College. .BaltimorSun.com
One thing is for sure if the Bills draft the if time receiver they need Jim Hostler should be able to coach him up.