NFL players, coaches and front office execs all agreed to an interview with the Inquirer for an article about the Bills and the 2018 season.
Here is what we learned.1.
The Bills will have to replace the coaching staff2.
The staff will be comprised of former head coaches and offensive coordinators.
The offensive coordinator position is open.3.
Bills defensive backs coach Darryl Slater will have an opportunity to replace Darryll Slater as head coach.4.
The team is expected to hire a new head coach in the next couple weeks.5.
The defensive backs coaching staff is expected be led by defensive backs coordinator/secondary coach Keith Butler.6.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane will have a chance to replace Don Shula.7.
The defense will be coached by former Bills assistant defensive backs/special teams coordinator Mike Mularkey.8.
Beane and general manager Buddy Nix are expected to interview for head coaching openings.9.
The linebackers coaching staff will likely be led at some point by defensive coordinator Chris Brown.10.
Bills wide receivers coach Anthony Steen will have more responsibility at wide receivers.11.
The special teams will be led, at least at first, by special teams coordinator/special teamer Mark Sanchez.12.
The coaching staff may also be led and assisted by former linebackers coach Jeff Tedford.13.
The wide receivers coaching staff might be led under former receivers coach Brian Hoyer.14.
The running backs coach will have the opportunity to fill in for interim coach Jeff Tuel.15.
The quarterbacks coach could have an interview or two with former Bills head coach Doug Marrone.16.
The front office is expected interview former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, but he could also be an option.17.
Bills head football coach Doug Pederson will have another chance to interview with a head coaching vacancy.18.
Bills linebackers coach Mike Jurecki will have additional responsibilities as an assistant coach.19.
Bills offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will have some additional duties at offensive coordinator.20.
Bills quarterbacks coach Jeff Garcia will have less of an opportunity than the other two coaches to interview, but it’s possible he might.21.
Bills special teams coach Mike Bajakian may have more opportunities to interview.22.
Bills tight ends coach/offensive line coach Kevin McDermott will have significant responsibility as the coordinator of the tight ends.23.
Bills safety/defensive line coach Tim Tebow will have responsibilities as coordinator of defensive line.24.
Bills secondary coach Bill Davis has been elevated to head coach of the secondary.25.
Bills linebacker coach Mike Mcconnell is expected with the coaching vacancy, but his position is still open.26.
Bills cornerback coach David DeCastro is expected as the defensive coordinator, but a decision on his future with the team has not been made.27.
Bills assistant offensive line coach Joe Thomas is expected at the defensive coaching position.28.
Bills associate head coach Mike Rizzi will have increased responsibilities at the assistant coaching position, and his status as the assistant head coach for the linebackers has not yet been determined.29.
Bills athletic trainer Tim Dolan is expected in the same position as coach Rizz, and that position could be filled by former Dolphins assistant athletic trainer Mark Fickell.30.
Bills receivers coach Tim Brown is expected for assistant coaching responsibilities.31.
Bills running backs Coach Paul Brown will have expanded responsibilities as the running backs coaching position is expanded.32.
Bills director of college scouting Brian Tashman is expected within the next few days to interview candidates for assistant recruiting duties.33.
Bills vice president of player personnel John Lynch will have greater responsibility as a coordinator.34.
Bills coaches, scouts and general managers will be interviewing in late March or early April for the position of assistant head football coaches.35.
Bills assistants and scouts are expected in early April to interview at a variety of positions for the head coaching vacancies.36.
Bills outside linebackers coach Tom Lewis is expected by the end of the year to interview as the head coach/defenses coordinator for the outside linebackers.37.
Bills staff assistant coaches are expected by mid-April to interview the assistant coaches.38.
Bills scouts are interviewing candidates for the assistant staff positions.39.
Bills executives and coaches are interviewed for the positions of head coaches/defense coordinators, assistant head coaches, defensive backs and special teams coordinators in late April.40.
Bills owners and executives are expected interview candidates in mid-May to interview to fill head coaching jobs.41.
Bills personnel directors are expected interviewing candidates in late May to interview coaches and other personnel.42.
Bills president Russ Brandon and coach Doug Whaley will interview candidates from their offices.43.
Bills executive vice president for player personnel Mike Delmonico is expected interviewing potential candidates for other positions, including assistant head coaching and special team coordinator positions.44.
Bills owner Terry Pegula is expected hiring candidates in the mid-