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Kevin Gilbride in the mix for Bills Coaching job?

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Kevin Gilbride in the mix for Bills Coaching job?

Post  Big_Pete on Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:22 pm

from http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the the Bills have contacted Mike Shanahan about being their next head coach and are in the process of arranging to meet.
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Schefter also mentions former New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams head coach Jim Haslett and former San Diego Chargers head coach Kevin Gilbride as possibilities. Haslett played linebacker for the Bills. Gilbride is a former Bills, Bills offensive coordinator.
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Re: Kevin Gilbride in the mix for Bills Coaching job?

Post  Big_Pete on Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:28 pm

I don't Shanahan will get the job.

He doesn't seem the kind of guy that Ralph Brown will go for.


I think we will see Shanahan pop up in a more prominent role elsewhere - maybe somewhere like Washington or Dallas.


I do actually think Gilbride could be a strong contender for Buffalo, I think he would be quite good there and he has earned his shot (he is a better coordinator than fans give him credit for)
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:02 am

The Bills would be crazy to pass up on Shanahan to go with either Haslett or Gilbride imo.

Since when did former Giant cb, Ralph Brown become GM of the Bills Pete? just jk.. I know you meant Ralph wilson

Mike Shanahan has emerged as the Bills’ “No. 1 candidate” to become their full-time coach after the season, according to a source close to the team.

The source said a meeting between Shanahan, Bills owner Ralph Wilson and Bills chief operating officer/general manager Russ Brandon, who is overseeing the hiring process, likely will take place next week.

Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher also is high on the Bills’ list of candidates, but at the moment, they are focused on Shanahan, who guided the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl championships in the late 1990s but was fired after last season.

There’s also strong speculation that the Redskins are pursuing Shanahan to replace Jim Zorn as their coach after the season. However, according to the source close to the Bills, Shanahan is intrigued by the “low-maintenance” situation he would have in Buffalo as opposed to Washington.

The Bills, the source said, are willing to offer whatever salary is necessary to land a high-end candidate such as Shanahan and would give him total control of the football operation, something Wilson has generally been opposed to doing in the past. Adding to the job’s attractiveness, according to the source, is the fact the team is in solid financial shape and not burdened by any dead salary-cap money.

“This is his (Wilson’s) last coach and (he) is going to do everything it takes to get it right,” the source said of the 91-year-old owner.

The Bills fired Dick Jauron on Tuesday and made defensive coordinator Perry Fewell their interim head coach.

– Vic Carucci

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Post  Big_Pete on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:15 pm

It will come down to money

remember jauron will be paid $6mil to sit on the sidelines for the next to years

ralph brown isn't a noted big spender

plus Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones (among others) are very interested in Shanahan and will throw alot of cash at him
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