The Buffalo Bills began their search for a new head coach after firing Rex Ryan on December 10. 27, but it reportedly ended on Wednesday, as the team hired its next head coach.
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invoices supposedly hire mcdermott
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Bills have hired Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean Mcdermott as head coach, according to CBS Sports’ Jason Canfora. ESPN’s Dan Graziano confirmed the deal.
vic carucci of buffalo news reported Tuesday that the bills were “concentrated” on mcdermott. Carucci reported Wednesday morning that “all signs point” to Mcdermott getting a five-year deal from Bills.
He “had a pretty good interview” with the Bills, NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo reported on Jan. 6.
Mcdermott would like to hire former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy as his offensive coordinator if hired as head coach, Canfora reported Monday. Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 noted that he heard that McCoy might join the Bills in that capacity.
On Wednesday, nfl.com’s michael silver reported that if mcdermott can’t hire mccoy to be the offensive coordinator, former Vikings offensive coordinator norv turner is a candidate.
the bills announced that they interviewed mcdermott on jan. 4.
invoices interested in richard
Sunday, Jan. 8
bills announced they would interview seattle seahawks defensive coordinator kris richard el jan. 8.
the bills have a vision for the new head coach
Sunday, Jan. 8
espn’s adam schefter (via espn.com news services), citing sources, reported that the bills “plan to give their new head coach more power within the organization.”
bills interview goodwin
Saturday, Jan. 7
Bills announced they interviewed Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin on January 1. 7.
it is reported that lynn will be appointed hc full time
Thursday, Jan. 5
wawrow reported that interim head coach anthony lynn will meet with the bills on jan. 5.
on january 12, canfora reported that lynn is expected to be named permanent head coach. Canfora added that once the decision is announced, the team will shift focus and target former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley to fill the vacant defensive coordinator position.
lynn briefed reporters Jan. 1 has not been told that he will be the team’s next head coach.
“This is where I want to be,” Lynn said. “here with the buffalo bills.”
trainers reportedly ‘unimpressed’ with bill owners
Tuesday, Jan. 3
jason cole of the bleacher report reported that league coaches noted how ticket owners terry and kim pegula handled ryan’s departure and how that affected their perception of the franchise:
reich linked to bills
Tuesday, Jan. 3
tim mcmanus of espn.com, citing a league source, reported that “the bills have contacted the philadelphia eagles about the possibility of interviewing offensive coordinator frank reich for their open coaching position in chief.”
bills considering joseph
Monday, Jan. 2
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the Bills requested an interview with Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.
levy willing to reinstate bills
Friday, Dec. 30
When asked if he would coach the Bills, former head coach Marv Levy told 104.5 the Buffalo team:
[if] they offered, I could do it. It was one of those things where after 47 years as a coach I really needed to take a deep breath to step aside, but after a couple of years I would have really liked to come back. …but I would but don’t kid myself that the offer would come. If the offer came, I would certainly consider it. sure.
Levy oversaw the most successful streak in bills history, from 1986 to 1997. In that time, the team participated in four consecutive Super Bowls, but lost them all.
problems with roster control could limit search for bill coaches
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Carucci listed several potential candidates for the job, including Lynn Reich, former New York Giants coach Tom Cosslin, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim schwartz and espn analyst jon gruden.
A source told Carucci that McDaniels would be interested in meeting with the Bills, although he would “insist on overseeing the football operation and putting together the 53-man roster.”
Carucci added that candidates like Coslin would likely want to run football operations, while Schwartz and Reich would want to control the roster, something GM Doug Whaley likely won’t grant to a new coach.
and whaley will bring the next wagon on board, as the bills announced on December 12. 27:
Sources have told Carucci that Whaley wants full control of the roster, however, which means someone like Lynn, who would be more comfortable with Whaley having a say over the staff, is more likely to be the buffalo’s next head coach than a taller. profile name.
whaley controlled the roster during doug marrone and ryan’s tenures as coaches, and the tallies have gone 30-34 in his four seasons at the helm.
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