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Former Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn says he's where he wants to be with Chargers

The Bills face their former interim coach Anthony Lynn, who is now the head coach of the Chargers.

Lynn interviewed with Bills' management and was at one point considered a potential likely successor to Rex Ryan.

After the Bills decided to start fresh with Sean McDermott, who had been Carolina's defensive coordinator, Lynn was named the Chargers' head coach.

“I’m where I want to be,” Lynn told reporters Wednesday, according to “I interviewed there and they went a different direction. I didn’t think I was the favorite there anyway because how many times do you hire a guy from the staff when you fire the head coach? It doesn’t happen too often. I did appreciate the interview, but I’m where I want to be.”

While the Bills only have 22 players remaining from the former regime, Lynn says the familiarity could help his team on Sunday.

"It definitely helps, understanding that personnel and the psyche of some of those players," Lynn said. "All of that definitely helps, so when we start game planning, I'm sure there will be some tweaks based on just their personnel alone."

Former Bills offensive line coach Pat Meyer and defensive line coach Giff Smith are on Lynn's staff in San Diego as is Lynn's son, D'Anton, who also was with the Bills.

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