If Mike Pettine gets the Cleveland Browns job, which for the record could very well have happened by the time you’re reading this morning, Doug Whaley told John Murphy that Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone has already identified a couple of guys. Hmm, maybe a Donnie Henderson promotion isn’t the lock most thought it would be.
In this week’s Buffalo Bills mailbag, fans wonder if there are outside candidates to potentially replace Mike Pettine, and about how much contact that Buffalo’s coaching staff can have with their players this offseason. (Buffalo Rumblings)
Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, the NFL’s leader in fan voting among inside linebackers, seemed a possibility to replace either of the 49ers’ injured linebackers, NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis. But the Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday Derrick Johnson would replace Bowman, and the Jacksonville Jaguars announced former Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny would go for Willis.
Joe Pinzone of Buffalo Wins penned a column regarding who his favorite Bills player was growing up. He writes “I’m going to throw a curveball and say Frank Reich. There was just something noble about his chivalrous demeanor. While most fans under 25 don’t remember Reich and only hear stories about The Comeback Game, Reich set himself apart from the rest of the Bills because of his attitude. “