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Shanahan likely to meet with Bills officials next week

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  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    November 19th, 2009

    Mike Shanahan has emerged as the Bills’ “No. 1 candidate” to become their full-time coach after the season, according to a source close to the team.
    The source said a meeting between Shanahan, Bills owner Ralph Wilson and Bills chief operating officer/general manager Russ Brandon, who is overseeing the hiring process, likely will take place next week.
    Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher also is high on the Bills’ list of candidates, but at the moment, they are focused on Shanahan, who guided the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl championships in the late 1990s but was fired after last season.
    There’s also strong speculation that the Redskins are pursuing Shanahan to replace Jim Zorn as their coach after the season. However, according to the source close to the Bills, Shanahan is intrigued by the “low-maintenance” situation he would have in Buffalo as opposed to Washington.
    The Bills, the source said, are willing to offer whatever salary is necessary to land a high-end candidate such as Shanahan and would give him total control of the football operation, something Wilson has generally been opposed to doing in the past. Adding to the job’s attractiveness, according to the source, is the fact the team is in solid financial shape and not burdened by any dead salary-cap money.
    “This is his (Wilson’s) last coach and (he) is going to do everything it takes to get it right,” the source said of the 91-year-old owner.
    The Bills fired Dick Jauron on Tuesday and made defensive coordinator Perry Fewell their interim head coach.

    Vic Carucci
     
  2. cranberry

    cranberry BoltTalker

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    If Bills choose Shanarat they'll fall in my reputation.
    I'll change to Miami as my AFC East No. 1
     
  3. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Bills aren't ever smart. Shanahan is trash!!!

    Best bet would be Cowher or Schottenheimer. They need a coach that can develop young talent and get a bad team winning. Both of those guys are known for that.
     
  4. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Get the Rat back east so we don't have to put up with hime.
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

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    Bad move by Shanahan IMO.

    Wait for the Dallas job.
     
  6. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Who's older... Ralph Wilson or Al Davis?
     
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    Wilson I believe.
     
  8. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Yep, Wilson is older (91, DOB 17 October 1918) than Al Davis (80, DOB 4 July 1929).
     
  9. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

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    Shanarat? Have they no pride, no self respect?

    Shotty would be great in Beefalo.

    Cowher in DC would be great too.

    I like those moves.

    Shanarat deserves the Rayturds job.
     
  10. Johnny Lightning

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    Bills Reportedly Looking at Bill Cowher for Head Coach Opening

    Thursday, November 19, 2009

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    The Buffalo Bills are considering Bill Cowher as their next head coach, sources tell the Buffalo News.

    The organization has reportedly already reached out to Mike Shanahan about the coaching vacancy.

    The Bills named defensive coordinator Perry Fewell interim head coach after firing Dick Jauron this week, and have told Fewell that he’ll have a chance to compete for the job and will be given a formal interview after the season, the newspaper reports. But Bills owner Ralph Wilson told the Associated Press that the organization’s entire football operation will be reevaluated. “We've got to revamp and take a look at the whole operation,” Wilson said.

    In addition to Shanahan and Cowher, other big-name coaches on the market include Mike Holmgren and Brian Billick. Jon Gruden just signed an extension to continue calling Monday night games for ESPN, but some believe he’s still in play for a head coaching job.
    All of those coaches would command salaries of $7 million a year or more, the Buffalo News writes.
     
  11. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

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    Cowher belongs in DC. It just fits for reasons I cannot pin down at the moment....and Marty belongs in Beefalo.

    Call it a gut feeling.
     
  12. Ride The Lightning

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    :lol:

    Marty was the first guy my brother mentioned when we were talking about the best fit for Buff. Totally fits Marty's MO, dysfunctional team that is rebuilding and needs to learn how to win.
     
  13. Kwak

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    Marty and TO. :icon_rofl:
     

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