Which teams came out on top of NFL’s annual scramble for coaches?
John Clayton discusses which NFL teams were the winners and losers in the race to revamp their teams.
The Buffalo Bills are #1 on his list of Winners. Here is what Clayton said:
1. Buffalo Bills: The Bills didn’t figure to be in the hunt for a coach following a 9-7 campaign, but Marrone surprised them by opting out of his contract three days after the season. Landing Rex Ryan as a replacement was a major move for the franchise. Already revered for his work building up defenses, Ryan inherits a top-five unit in Buffalo, and the offense could benefit from his hiring of former 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Now, the organization needs to find this new staff the right quarterback in order to succeed.
The #2 Loser was, Doug Marrone. Here is what Clayton said:
2. Doug Marrone, hot assistant coaches: Marrone’s gamble fell short as he went from head coach of a Buffalo team that appeared on the rise to an assistant/offensive line coach in Jacksonville. How he could decide to take the $4 million buyout of his contract despite not having another head-coaching job lined up is incredible.