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Buffalo Bills hire First Full Time Female Coach for Regular Season in NFL History

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posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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Kathryn Smith has been hired for the regular season as a FT coach for the Buffalo Bills. She will be the Special teams Quality Control Coach.
A female FT coach has been hired once before, bu another team, but not for regular season games.

Proud to be from the city that breaks this glass ceiling

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Smith followed Ryan as he transitioned from Head Coach of the New York Jets to his position in Buffalo. She started her career with the Jets as an intern, and quickly worked her way up to a Player Personnel Assistant, then to Assistant to the Head Coach. In Buffalo, she served as Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach.

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posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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This is great to hear! I know quite a few women who know their sports like it's their religion, it's about time we see one in a Coach position



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: Ghost147
This is great to hear! I know quite a few women who know their sports like it's their religion, it's about time we see one in a Coach position


Yep. And I am pretty happy it happened for my favorite team!



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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Congrats on landing one of the most overpaid jobs.

Bills suck.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: reldra

But

Will she be allowed into the changing rooms?



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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Just what does a "quality control" coach do? Especially for special teams?
Then again as I remember Buffalo was always a VERY special team...



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:13 PM
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That's fitting. The game resembles more of a girl's sport nowadays compared to when I was growing up. Such a shame.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: harvestdog

Right, we should totally go back to ignoring all the after affects the players had and just let them try and kill each other out on the field.

As long as we get our enjoyment for the three hours or so!



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

Heres hoping for helmet on helmet contact.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: reldra

But

Will she be allowed into the changing rooms?



I would guess she already goes in them, looking at her resume. lol



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: harvestdog

I kinda think the NFL's days are numbered.

Girlie men sports like soccer and badmitton will take over.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: the owlbear
Just what does a "quality control" coach do? Especially for special teams?
Then again as I remember Buffalo was always a VERY special team...


Yes. Buffalo puts a lot of emphasis on Special teams, like kickers etc.

Quality Control Coach


They spend all day multitasking, breaking down film up to five weeks in advance and analyzing data. They work all hours, in hotel lobbies, on airplanes and at their team's headquarters producing reports for their Head Coach. They do get to do some coaching though. The QC coaches often run the "Scout" team in practices. From their extensive film work and breaking down plays, the QCC can be a great help preparing their team because they know the tendencies of their opponents.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Heres hoping for helmet on helmet contact.


Helmets!? Only modern day sissies wear helmets.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: harvestdog
That's fitting. The game resembles more of a girl's sport nowadays compared to when I was growing up. Such a shame.


Since they realized some players were dying young due to missing knowledge of head trauma and concussions, even after they knew, some changes had to be put in place. It is still VERY MUCH a full contact sport with injuries.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: harvestdog

I kinda think the NFL's days are numbered.

Girlie men sports like soccer and badmitton will take over.


In the US? The NFL's days will never be numbered.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Not really a couching job more like quality control I guess. But still if she can do the job who cares



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: JDmOKI
a reply to: reldra

Not really a couching job more like quality control I guess. But still if she can do the job who cares


Dis you not read the description of QC Coach?



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: reldra

nope, I glanced at it



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: JDmOKI
a reply to: reldra

nope, I glanced at it


Sometimes they are actually coaching, one on one with players. Sometimes they are coming up with strategy to present to the head coach, based on films and past history of the opposing team. That is definitely a coach.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: reldra

well like I said if she can coach more power to her. I know she's been on Rex Ryan's staff for a long time



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