With the unexpected departure of head coach Doug Marrone last week, the Buffalo Bills are trying to get into the coaching search quickly.
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The Buffalo Bills are pursuing several a pair of ascending playoff team assistant coaches as candidates for their vacant head coach position.
The Bills have reportedly sought Indianapolis Colts OC Pep Hamilton as well as Cincinnati Bengals OC Hue Jackson to replace former head coach Doug Marrone at the same position, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Since joining the Colts as offensive coordinator in 2013, the Colts have been a top passing offense and have won the AFC South title in both years. According to Rapoport, one source said of Hamilton, “I promise you he’s going to impress any owner he sits down with. He is literally a machine with his wealth of knowledge.” Hamilton has also drawn interest from the Oakland Raiders, another team with a vacancy and a playoff drought similar to the Bills.
Jackson served as the Oakland Raiders’ head coach in 2011, going 8-8 that season. He joined the Bengals following his dismissal from the team and has since helped the Bengals become one of the most consistent regular season powerhouses in football.