If the Buffalo Bills won’t be able to get Bill Cowher, maybe they’ll target his mentor.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that former Browns, Chiefs, Redskins, and Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer could land on the list of candidates to coach the Buffalo Bills.
Schottenheimer, who was fired by San Diego in February 2007 following a 14-2 regular season that ended in a first-round playoff loss to the Patriots, has said that he has no plans to coach again.
If he were to return to the game, Schottenheimer surely would need control over the football operation. He didn’t have it with the Chargers, and Marty repeatedly clashed with G.M. A.J. Smith.
Then again, Marty negotiated full authority over the roster, draft, etc. in Washington, and he was fired after only one year.
Other potential candidates to replace Dick Jauron (and interim coach Perry Fewell) include Florida Tuskers (UFL) coach Jim Haslett and Montreal Alouettes (CFL) coach Marc Trestman.