Posts Tagged ‘Coaches’

Buffalo Bills Hire Six New Assistant Coaches, Retain Four Others

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Anthony Lynn is one of 13 coaches on the Buffalo Bills' new staff who was with the New York Jets in 2014. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

Anthony Lynn is one of 13 coaches on the Buffalo Bills’ new staff who was with the New York Jets in 2014. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

New Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan continued filling out his coaching staff for the 2015 season Monday, as the Bills officially hired six new assistants while they also retained four coaches from Doug Marrone’s 2014 staff.

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Buffalo Bills Hire Dennis Thurman as Defensive Coordinator, Seven More Assistant Coaches from New York Jets

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Dennis Thurman will continue to serve as Rex Ryan's defensive coordinator next season. (Photo: Howard Smith — USA Today Sports)

Dennis Thurman will continue to serve as Rex Ryan’s defensive coordinator next season. (Photo: Howard Smith — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Having announced the hirings of Rex Ryan as head coach and Greg Roman as offensive coordinator earlier this week, the Buffalo Bills continued filling out their new coaching staff Thursday, when they announced the hiring of Dennis Thurman as defensive coordinator and seven other men to other assistant coaching roles.

All eight additions to the staff come from the New York Jets, where they worked for Ryan last season.

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Highlights from Rex Ryan’s First Buffalo Bills Press Conference

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Rex Ryan was officially introduced as the Buffalo Bills’ 18th head coach in franchise history Wednesday and as expected, the team’s new leader was candid and charismatic like he was during his six-year tenure with the New York Jets.

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Buffalo Bills Hiring Rex Ryan Leads to Mixed Reactions

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
The Buffalo Bills are turning to Rex Ryan, who spent the last six years with the New York Jets, to lead them as their new head coach. (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills are turning to Rex Ryan, who spent the last six years with the New York Jets, to lead them as their new head coach. (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn — USA Today Sports)

BBD Columnist: Josh Cornwall

When the Buffalo Bills were spurned by head coach Doug Marrone just hours before the turn of the New Year, few could have predicted the 12-day journey that would lead them to hiring former New York Jets head man Rex Ryan. Despite a laundry list of candidates, including 12 who were interviewed for the head coach position, owners Terry and Kim Pegula wrangled in the former division rival.

They had their guy.

Bills fans have heard that sentiment before. Too much. But the Pegulas’ first major action as new owners had a different feel, for the first time since Wade Phillips took over the team’s coaching job in the late 1990s.

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Coaching Changes: Buffalo Bills Hire Greg Roman, Fire Jim Schwartz

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Greg Roman is in as the Buffalo Bills' new offensive coordinator. (Photo: Kyle Terada — USA Today Sports)

Greg Roman is in as the Buffalo Bills’ new offensive coordinator. (Photo: Kyle Terada — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills’ coaching staff under new head coach Rex Ryan is starting to take shape. The Buffalo Bills announced the hiring of Greg Roman as offensive coordinator Tuesday, while they also announced the termination of defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz from his contract.

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