Rex Ryan was brought to Buffalo to shut down opponents and get the Bills into the playoffs.
Two years later, Ryan is out of a job and the team is no closer to ending The Drought.
What went wrong?
Owner Terry Pegula said in introducing Ryan that he felt the team was two plays away from an 11-5 record, so he wanted a veteran coach to get the Bills over the hump.
Bills legend Jim Kelly offered his thoughts on new coach Sean McDermott after his introductory press conference Friday.
A small press gathering in the fieldhouse was a far cry from going out for chicken wings and beer like Kelly did with Rex Ryan two years ago, but it was fitting with the subdued, focused tone of McDermott's press conference.
"You hope and pray that …
Four members of Sean McDermott's coaching staff are now known, including two of his three coordinators.
Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will serve as the Bills defensive coordinator, the team confirmed Friday. McDermott also said during his introductory press conference that the team would retain special teams coordinator Danny Crossman from the previous staff.
New Bills coach Sean McDermott spoke on the phone with Tyrod Taylor Thursday and met with the quarterback for a few minutes before his introductory press conference Friday at One Bills Drive.
"Fine young man," McDermott said. "I remember going against Tyrod a little bit in the preseason, I’ve watched him in crossover tape, so I know the skill set, I know what he bring…
Anthony Lynn, the Bills' former offensive coordinator and interim coach, is set to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, according to reports from NFL Network and the San Diego Union-Tribune Thursday night.
Lynn interviewed for head coaching positions with the Bills, 49ers and Rams in addition to the Chargers. The Bills chose not to retain Lynn, opting f…
The Buffalo Bills will introduce Sean McDermott as the 20th coach in franchise history at news conference Friday.
Here is a look at the other 19 coaches who preceded him.
Ramsey was the first coach Ralph Wilson hired to lead his Bills. Ramsey was a top player with the Chicago Cardinals, being named to the NFL’s All-…
The Bills officially hired Sean McDermott on Wednesday to replace Rex Ryan as head coach. He will be introduced at a press conference Friday.
The team released statements from owner Terry Pegula and general manager Doug Whaley, as well as McDermott, late Wednesday night.
“We believe we have hired a smart, determined and hard-working head coach who has been training …
The Buffalo Bills have their head coach. Now Sean McDermott needs to hire his coordinators.
McDermott has a defensive background, most recently serving as the Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator, so his offensive coordinator will be the most important hire. One name reportedly in the mix for that position is former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy, though the Broncos …
With the news that Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will become the Bills' head coach, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that McDermott is likely to bring Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb to Buffalo to be his defensive coordinator.
McDermott and Holcomb have worked together for four years. Holcomb has coached Carolina's linebackers since 2013, helping dev…
The Bills settled on Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their new head coach Wednesday afternoon.
Here is some of the reaction online:
Sean McDermott interviewed to be the Bills' head coach last Jan. 4 and agreed to take the position after another meeting Wednesday.
Here are some things to know about him.
Previous position: Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator.
Born: Omaha, Nebraska, but went to high school near Philadelphia.
Playing career: Played safety at William & Mary.
At the end of a post depicting Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as the clear favorite to become the Bills' next head coach, News Sports Reporter Vic Carucci mentioned that former Chargers coach Mike McCoy could be hired as McDermott's offensive coordinator.
McCoy would be a good get for the Bills, lending credibility and experience to the staff of a first-t…
Dan Carpenter ranked near the bottom of the league this season in both field-goal and extra-point percentages, but the Bills’ veteran kicker didn’t feel like he was doing a bad job.
The way Carpenter explains it, kicking field goals seems a bit like being a hitter in baseball. A hitter can do everything right and square the ball up perfectly, but it doesn’t mean m…
The Bills conducted their fourth head-coaching interview late Sunday night, meeting with Kris Richard in Seattle. The team interviewed Sean McDermott, Anthony Lynn and Harold Goodwin last week. Here are some things to know about Richard:
Current position: Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator.
Born: Carson, Calif.
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Anthony Lynn interviewed to be the Bills' head coach on Thursday, following Sean McDermott's interview on Wednesday. Here are some things to know about Lynn.
Current position: Buffalo Bills interim head coach.
Born: McKinney, Texas.
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Playing career: Backup running back for the Broncos and 49ers; won two Super Bowls…