Buffalo GM Buddy Nix Fires Coaching Staff

If Bill Cowher wants to be the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills, he now has a clear path to doing so. Monday new GM Buddy Nix canned the entire coaching staff, this after the Bills wrapped up the season with a win over the Colts, but still finished the year a down 6-10, missing the playoffs yet again.

The team had already fired coach Dick Jauron a few weeks back, and Monday nterim coach Perry Fewell and the rest of his staff were let go. Though Fewell was dismissed, he will still interview for the team’s vacant head coaching job, a personal familiar with the decisions told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the dismissals.

Fewell, the team’s defensive coordinator, finished with a 3-4 record as the interim coach. Except for highly respected special teams coordinator Bobby April, most of the Bills assistants, including Fewell, had been hired by Jauron.

The timing of the shakeup comes as the Bills embark on their fifth coaching search since Hall of Famer Marv Levy retired after the 1997 season.

Cowher has been mentioned as a candidate. Several media outlets, including ESPN and The Buffalo News, have reported the Bills have spoken to Cowher

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