A source has told WGR Radio’s Howard Simon that the Buffalo Bills would like to interview former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith. The Bills have seemingly identified Smith as their top target in the search to replace Chan Gailey, and I must also note that Bills CEO (now in operational control of the team) likes former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Smith and Whisenhunt are the best two recently fired head coaches back on the market, and the Bills have set their sites pretty high. Bills fans will on close watch for future interviews, and Smith would be a big hire for the Bills. He also has high interest in the Bills opening, which means the Bills can’t afford to screw this up if they view him as the best man available.
Most people, including me, believe that Smith is the best prospective head coach out on the market, so we’ll see if the interview this coming weekend brings good fortune for the Bills organization.
Former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton is also a huge name on the market, and the Bills have interviewed him as well as Syracuse Orange coach Doug Marrone. However, Marrone’s college resume isn’t quite developed (career 25-25 record). That record is misleading since he took over a horrible team and transformed the Orange into two-time bowl winners, but Marrone still needs to build his resume and is clearly not the Bills best option here.
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