Buffalo looks to fill coaching gaps

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — With the departure of Buffalo Bills’ former Head Coach Doug Marrone, the organization is likely looking to fill more than just the head coaching role.

Depending on where Marrone’s former staff stands on an organization moving forward, the team could be looking to replace several top coaching positions. And new owner Terry Pegula has signaled he’s willing to shell out for a quality coach.

Denver Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase is one of the top names mentioned, and he’s reportedly going to be interviewing with not just the Buffalo Bills, but at least three other teams within a two-day-span. His name has been mentioned more over the past year thanks to his affiliation with quarterback Peyton Manning.

Frank Reich, former Buffalo quarterback behind Jim Kelly, is also a front runner. He’s a first year offensive coordinator with the San Diego Chargers. Reich spent 2013 as the Chargers’ quarterback’s coach. The Chargers started the 2014 season with a 5-1 record before falling to 9-7.

But several others have surfaced as well. ESPN is reporting Josh McDaniels, New England’s offensive coordinator, Dan Quinn and Darrell Bevell, Seattle Seahawks’ offensive coordinators as candidates the Bills are interested in interviewing.

After Marrone announced his departure, the organization took another blow. Bill Polian announced he wouldn’t be returning to the organization in an advisory role. That left many fans questioning where the organization would head.

Another name which surfaced among rumors — former Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher — took to Sirius XM to squash rumors of a potential return to football. He said he’s not interested in a return in a Friday interview.

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