They say things happen in threes.
This week, three NFL offensive coordinators have been fired.
A league source tells us that the Bills have dumped offensive coordinator Turk Schonert, ten days before the team’s season opener on Monday Night Football against the Patriots.
The move isn’t completely shocking, in large part because we’ve been softened up for it a bit by the abrupt reassignment of Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and the sudden dismissal of Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.
But the Bills’ offense struggled in the preseason, and coach Dick Jauron likely realized that, if he didn’t find a way to turn things around quickly, it would be Dick Jauron getting the shoe along with Schonert, and everyone else.
UPDATE: We’re told that the new offensive coordinator will be quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt.