Any comment a player makes about a coaching search should be taken with a grain of salt. Players are likely to support coaches they know, especially if there’s a chance they’ll have to work with the guy down the road.
But the endorsement LeSean McCoy gave Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn Monday during locker cleanout was about as strong as it could get. He even used the L word.
“I like Coach Lynn, I really do,” McCoy said. “He makes everybody accountable. He’s that leader, that type of coach we need. A lot of players like playing for him, (including) myself.
“When I first got here as a running back and I found out he’s my coach, dealing with him on a day-to-day basis, I fell in love with him. So I’m actually excited that he’s up for the job. And we’ll see. Hopefully he gets it.”
Lynn said after Sunday’s game that Buffalo is the No. 1 spot he’d like to be next season. But it seems like he might have some options. Lynn reportedly has interest from Los Angeles and San Francisco as well.
Bills center Eric Wood said Lynn is the type of coach would could “command a franchise.”
“If that’s the direction we go, I’m all for it,” Wood said. “I think he’s a great leader. He will be able to command a franchise, he has that ability. He has kind of the unique point of view that he played, but he’s also a pretty stern guy to be around. So he knows how to relate and talk to a player, but also get a point across like, hey, this is what we expect of you, and if it’s not happening, there will be consequences.
“I’ve always liked him, I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for him and if that’s the direction we go, I’m for it. But like I said earlier, I trust our management to get a guy in. But ultimately it’s on us making plays as players and I think we got guys around here who can make plays.”