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What Will Pepper Johnson Bring to Buffalo? Q&A with NEPatriotsDraft’s Mike Loyko

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The Buffalo Bills defensive line, led by Mario Williams (94) and Kyle Williams (95), will have a new position coach, Pepper Johnson, in 2014. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

Mike Loyko, who covers the New England Patriots for NE Patriots Draft, recently took the time to share his thoughts with Buffalo Bills Draft on new Buffalo defensive line coach Pepper Johnson. Johnson spent the past fourteen years on New England’s coaching staff as assistant linebackers coach (2000), inside linebackers coach (2001-03), defensive line coach (2004-11) and most recently, linebackers coach (2012-13).

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What Will Fred Pagac Bring to Buffalo from Minnesota? Q&A with Vikings Writer Arif Hasan

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Fred Pagac will coach Buffalo’s linebackers in 2014. (Photo: Bruce Kluckohn — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

Arif Hasan, who covers the Minnesota Vikings for the Daily Norseman and Bleacher Report, recently took the time to share his thoughts with Buffalo Bills Draft on new Buffalo linebackers coach Fred Pagac. Pagac spent the past eight years on Minnesota’s coaching staff as linebackers coach and for one year, defensive coordinator (2011).

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Andre Reed Gets Selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014 Class

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. (Photo: Kevin Rivoli — The Associated Press)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

Finally!

Andre Reed made Saturday’s final cut to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2014 class.

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Buffalo Bills Hire Pepper Johnson, Fred Pagac to Fill Vacancies on Defensive Coaching Staff

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Fred Pagac was one of two new additions to the Buffalo Bills defensive coaching staff announced Friday. (Photo: Bruce Kluckohn — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills continued reconstructing their defensive coaching staff Friday by announcing the hires of Pepper Johnson as defensive line coach and Fred Pagac as linebackers coach.

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Buffalo Bills State of the Roster: Defense and Special Teams

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Coming off a career-best season, Marcell Dareus’ adjustment to another new defensive scheme will be critical to Buffalo’s 2014 success. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Glaze

The Buffalo Bills defense is currently in a state of flux as defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has left to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns and subsequently, has pilfered three Bills assistant coaches from last year’s staff, one who had been hired by the Bills earlier this month (Jeff Hafley) and might be on the verge of hiring away defensive line coach Anthony Weaver.

The Bills reacted quickly and hired former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz to replace Pettine. Though his staff isn’t completely solidified yet, it appears likely that Schwartz will bring his “Wide 9,” 4-3 based defense to Buffalo.

The good news for Schwartz is that he’s entering a kitchen with a well-stocked pantry. Buffalo’s defense was its stronger side of the ball last season, and with only one glaring exception, returns all of its key contributors who, for the most part, look to be solid fits for Schwartz’ scheme.

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