After yet another losing season, the Buffalo Bills have wasted no time in searching for a new head coach. The team has already scheduled interviews with Arizona Cardinals former coach Ken Whisenhunt and Syracuse’s Doug Marrone. However, they most certainly aren’t finished. Another recently fired head coach is looking for work.
Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is set to interview for the Bills head coaching vacancy this weekend, sources tell NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Smith was let go by the Bears on Monday after starting the season 7-1 but missing the playoffs. He finished his Bears tenure with a record of 81-63, including a 6-3 record in the playoffs and one Super Bowl appearance. Of course, many teams are interested in acquiring Smith, but this weekend’s expected interview with the Bills will be his first. Buffalo could use a leader that knows what it takes to win football games. Buffalo hasn’t reached the playoffs since 1999, the longest drought in football.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is also reporting that the team will bring in Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for an interview on Saturday. McCoy would be a good fit for the Bills. In 2012, Chan Gailey really struggled with calling the right offensive plays. The team seemed to use budding superstar C.J. Spiller a heck of a lot less than they should have. McCoy has done a tremendous job with the Broncos, as they finished the season as a top five offense.
This weekend is sure to be hectic. Be sure to keep up, Bills fans.