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Bob Bicknell
Wide Receivers Coach
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Bio

6th year in NFL/3rd year with the Bills

 Bicknell enters his third season with the Bills and first as the team’s wide receivers coach after spending the previous two years with the tight ends. He began his NFL coaching career in Kansas City in 2007 where he served as the assistant offensive line, offensive line and tight ends coach during his three-year tenure with the Chiefs.

6th year in the NFL

3rd year with the Bills

     Bicknell enters his third season with the Bills and first as the team’s wide receivers coach after spending the previous two years with the tight ends. He began his NFL coaching career in Kansas City in 2007 where he served as the assistant offensive line, offensive line and tight ends coach during his three-year tenure with the Chiefs.
 
     Below is a list of Bicknell’s coaching accomplishments with the Chiefs:
     Bicknell guided Bills TE Scott Chandler in 2011 to career-highs of 38 catches for 389 yards with six touchdowns – matching the franchise-record for a tight end in a single-season (Pete Metzelaars – 1992 and Jay Riemersma – 1998)

     In his first season as the offensive line coach in 2008, Bicknell led G Brian Waters back to Pro Bowl form as Waters was named an NFL all-star for the fourth time in his career and first time since 2006

     In 2008, coached an offensive line that paved the way for a rushing offense that ranked tied for first in the AFC (tied second in the NFL) in yards per carry at 4.8; the rushing offense improved from 3.3 in 2007 to 4.8 in 2008

     In 2008, he guided rookie T Branden Albert as he started 15 games at left tackle to anchor the Chiefs offensive line

    
     In 2006, Bicknell served as the offensive line coach at Temple. He presided over a young blocking unit that featured sophomore C Alex Derenthal and redshirt freshman T Devin Tyler.

     Derenthal was named to the 2006 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I-A Football All-Star Team in 2006 and became the first sophomore to be named Temple’s Most Valuable Player.

     Tyler opened all 12 games at left tackle and was named honorable mention freshman All-America by The Sporting News.


     Bicknell concluded a successful eight-year tenure in NFL Europe with a two-year stint as the offensive coordinator for the Cologne Centurions (2004-05).

     RB Kory Chapman ranked second in NFLEL with 718 rushing yards and 1,103 yards from scrimmage under Bicknell’s direction in 2005.

     In his first season with Cologne, Bicknell helped QB Ryan Van Dyke top the league passing charts with 2,003 yards.

 

     Bicknell served as the offensive coordinator for the final three seasons of a four-year tour of duty with the Berlin Thunder (2000-03).

     The club recorded a league-high 3,704 yards from scrimmage and led NFLEL with 2,667 passing yards in 2002 where current Chiefs G Brian Waters anchored the offensive line.

     Berlin won its second consecutive championship when it claimed a 26-20 victory over the Rhein Fire in World Bowl X.

     In his first season as offensive coordinator for Berlin, Bicknell oversaw a unit that paced the league with 2,189 passing yards, while ranking second with 3,243 yards from scrimmage.

     Berlin registered a 24-17 win vs. Barcelona in World Bowl IX. He originally joined the Thunder as offensive line coach in 2000.

    

     Bicknell began his NFL Europe coaching career as an offensive line coach with the Frankfurt Galaxy (’98-99). The Galaxy won the World Bowl in ‘99 and also made the championship game in ‘98.

 

     Bicknell embarked on his collegiate coaching career at Boston University in ‘93. He coached safeties in his first season with the Terriers under head coach Dan Allen.

     He coached the running backs in ‘94, tutoring RB Julian Dale, who was named the Yankee Conference Rookie of the Year.

     Bicknell coached linebackers under head coach Tom Masella from ‘95-97.

 

PERSONAL

Bicknell was a three-year letterman as a tight end at Boston College (BA ’92). The Holliston, Massachusetts native comes from a football family. His father, Jack, served as the head coach of Boston College from ‘81-90 and spent 13 seasons as a head coach in NFL Europe before retiring in 2007 as the head coach of the Hamburg Sea Devils. Bicknell’s brother, Jack, Jr., is the assistant offensive line coach for the N.Y. Giants.  He and his wife, Stacey have two children, Gabriella and Grace.

 

NFL

    2012          Buffalo Bills   Wide Receivers
    2010-11    Buffalo Bills   Tight Ends

    2009   Kansas City Chiefs               Tight Ends

    2008   Kansas City Chiefs               Offensive Line

    2007   Kansas City Chiefs               Asst. Offensive Line

 

NFL EUROPE

    2004-05    Cologne     Offensive Coordinator

    2001-03    Berlin         Offen. Coordinator

    2000          Berlin         Offensive Line

    1998-99    Frankfurt   Offensive Line

                      

COLLEGE                        

    2006       Temple        Offensive Line

    1995-97                       Boston Univ.           Linebackers

    1994       Boston Univ.  Running Backs

                1993       Boston Univ.      Safeties

 

 

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