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Bills tab Edwards as defensive coordinator

George Edwards was not long for the Florida Gators.

Mike Florio reports from somewhere in the media center other than his computer that Edwards will be the next defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills.

The 43-year-old recently left his position as inside linebackers coach with the Dolphins to become the defensive coordinator under Urban Meyer.  Now he’s leaving Florida after less than one month on the job.

Florida hauled in an impressive recruiting class during National Signing Day on Wednesday.  We can’t help but think the school made sure to keep Edwards’ departure quiet until the day was through.

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19 Responses to “Bills tab Edwards as defensive coordinator”
  1. Big Stretch says: Feb 4, 2010 1:46 PM

    This move screams desperation on both sides.

  2. Kelly says: Feb 4, 2010 1:50 PM

    I love it, the guy who coached the worst inside linebackers in the NFL is now coaching the defense of one of the Dolphins biggest rivals. Go ahead and mark it down Phins 2-0 in 2010 against the Bills.

  3. USNavySailor4Bills says: Feb 4, 2010 1:53 PM

    Does this mean we can expect a quick, blitzing defense. A defense that can get the offense the ball back? Oh shit…:(

  4. pramis123 says: Feb 4, 2010 1:54 PM

    Talk about a bad move……given the talent at Florida, he should have stayed there for a while and would have ended up as a HC in another college eventually. With the Bills, he could be out of a job in a couple of years.

  5. Rzon says: Feb 4, 2010 2:00 PM

    Guess this means a 3-4. Typical Bills….someone else’s LB coach = Bills DC. Nice.

  6. nagurskiTform says: Feb 4, 2010 2:04 PM

    I don’t know who that is.
    I like the idea of building a 3-4 out of this draft though…there are amazing players on defense this year.

  7. champ1315 says: Feb 4, 2010 2:05 PM

    at least he isnt playin QB for us anymore

  8. BillsFan27 says: Feb 4, 2010 2:05 PM

    After reading the headline, I thought you meant they tabbed Trent Edwards as DC… which wouldn’t have surprised me as much as George Edwards.
    I mean… it is the Bills.

  9. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Feb 4, 2010 2:05 PM

    What’s been going on with Herm Edwards these days?

  10. GUS says: Feb 4, 2010 2:14 PM

    I have not decided if this is good or not.

  11. Tim says: Feb 4, 2010 2:30 PM

    @ ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc
    Herm Edwards is an ESPN analyst these days. He most likely wont accept any gig other then head coach (he might be waiting awhile).
    On the topic, I just dont understand the hire. The guy was a horrible position coach last year and that leads to an NFL promotion? There had to of been a much better qualified canidate out there then him. This is the first move of Buddy Nix I have disagreed with. I dont know maybe he knows something we dont?

  12. SmartBillsFan says: Feb 4, 2010 2:30 PM

    You are all idiots if you think that just because you have never heard of the guy means he can’t be a defensive coordinator. Name all the coordinators in the NFL. Oh you can’t? So idiotic and ignorant of all of you to just dismiss this as a dumb move. The worst one is the guy who said ‘since he coached terrible inside LB’s on the Dolphins and he is now the Bills’ DC, Fins will go 2-0 vs them this year.’ Genius. Pure genius.

  13. reddog9 says: Feb 4, 2010 2:35 PM

    Another pathetic hire by the Bills! This guy must have agreed to work for peanuts because that is all Ralph is willing to pay!

  14. Cougar Bait says: Feb 4, 2010 2:53 PM

    At least it’s not John Edwards

  15. wwwmattcom says: Feb 4, 2010 2:55 PM

    yea Nix, getting it done!

  16. shaunypoo says: Feb 4, 2010 2:58 PM

    Way to welcome the college kids to the pros

  17. kristoff says: Feb 4, 2010 3:31 PM

    guess chan will have 2 learn the hard way regarding hiring friends.oh well!! carry on.

  18. tacious says: Feb 4, 2010 3:37 PM

    I’m curious as to why there’s no bashing of George Edwards from the Peanut Gallery?
    If it’s not OK for Lane Kiffin to jump from Tennessee after a year for his dream job at USC… why then is it OK for Florida’s Defensive Coordinator to jump ship after only (1) month?
    I understand that Edwards is not Florida’s HC, but come on people, Defensive players signed on the dotted line with Florida to play in a defensive scheme, run by a specific Defensive Coordinator!
    Rosenthal’s last paragraph stated “We can’t help but think the school made sure to keep Edwards’ departure quiet until the day was through.”
    So my question is this PFT… why is it OK for a D Coordinator to jump ship, but not a HC?

  19. JoeQB12 says: Feb 4, 2010 3:47 PM

    You all do know that Rex Ryan had horrible defenses when he was D coordinator for the Bengals for 2 years in the late 90s. Yeah, the ravens were idiots for hiring him later as their coordinator. Seriously, we always have a bunch of normal job yahoos posting on every NFL personnel decision as if they know better. Ya, ya, I know. You all scored 5 touchdowns in one game for Polk High . . . .Just shaddup will ya.

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