One day after firing Dick Jauron, the Buffalo Bills have wasted no time identifying a potential replacement. Adam Schefter is reporting that Buffalo has contacted and is in the process of arranging a meeting with former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, according to two NFL sources. Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Broncos, is said to be willing to listen to the Bills. He has said in the past that he is determined to return to the NFL next season.
Wow! Maybe Ed Kilgore and Thurman Thomas were right about Ralph Wilson spending money on a coach. I’ve made my stance on Shanahan clear, he’s a great offensive mind, but since John Elway left, Shanahan has only won one playoff game and his defenses have been average to poor.
Of course, the thought of Shanahan roaming the sidelines rather than Dick Jauron puts a smile on my face.
In a perfect world, I would love Shanahan as the coach, but wouldn’t mind seeing the Bills bring in a strong personnel man. Shanahan may know running backs and quarterbacks, but when it comes to drafting other needs, history shows he isn’t exactly a draft guru. Again, this is a good start in the search process for the Bills next head coach.
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