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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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Rex Ryan Reportedly Set to Be Buffalo Bills’ Next Head Coach

Sunday, January 11th, 2015
From one AFC East team to another, Rex Ryan is set to be the Buffalo Bills' new head coach. (Photo: Brad Penner — USA Today Sports)

From one AFC East team to another, Rex Ryan is set to be the Buffalo Bills’ new head coach. (Photo: Brad Penner — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills’ new head coach will be a familiar face. Rex Ryan, who has spent the past six years coaching the AFC East rival New York Jets, is reportedly being hired to lead the Bills after being fired by the Jets in December. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. (more…)


Who Will Be the Buffalo Bills’ Next Head Coach? 15 Possibilities

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Former Bills quarterback and current Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich is considered to be among the top candidates for the team's head coaching vacancy. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Former Bills quarterback and current Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich is considered to be among the top candidates for the team’s head coaching vacancy. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Although the Buffalo Bills won nine games in 2014 for the first time since 2004, big changes are coming to the team in 2015. Monday’s retirement by Kyle Orton means the Bills will have consider all options, including 15 quarterbacks identified by Buffalo Bills Draft this week, to find their quarterback for the 2015 season. They will also have a new head coach, as Doug Marrone opted out of his contract with the team, after just two years in Buffalo, on New Year’s Eve.

It’s not completely clear yet who will be leading the upcoming coaching search. Bill Polian is reportedly set to be the Bills’ new team president, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, but that reportedly might not be announced until late January due to Polian’s current commitments with ESPN. With Polian coming in, it’s unknown whether general manager Doug Whaley and current team president Russ Brandon will be retained.

Regardless, one would think new owner Terry Pegula and the Bills have a plan in place—after all, they had to know Marrone’s opt-out was a possibility—to immediately initiate their search for a new coach.

Who could that new coach be? Let’s take a look at some of the names that could possibilities.

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