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Todd Downing to be Raiders QB coach

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Each day, we hear of another member of the Raiders offensive coaching staff coming together. With offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and offensive line coach Mike Tice in place, the next up was Quarterbacks coach. That man will be former Bills QB coach Todd Downing according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Downing spent last season in Buffalo after spending the previous four seasons with the Detroit Lions, first as assistant QB coach and then promoted to QB coach where he spent the next three seasons (2011-13). He is credited with helping with the development of Lions QB Matt Stafford.

Stafford passed for over 4500 yards in every season under Downing, including passing for 5038 yards in Downing's first season as QB coach.

He worked his way up from offensive quality control with the Lions. Prior to that he had been an NFL assistant in various capacities since 2003 with the Minnesota Vikings and St Louis Rams.