Anthony Lynn: No interview set, but Bills are my No. 1

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Anthony Lynn spent his first Sunday as an NFL head coach during the Bills’ 30-10 loss to the Jets and he said after the game that he has yet to hear anything about his chances at earning the job on a permanent basis at this point.

Lynn replaced Rex Ryan on an interim basis after Ryan was fired during the week and reports have pegged him as the frontrunner for the job. Lynn said “not at all” when asked if he’s gotten that message from ownership and said that no interview has been scheduled yet.

Lynn’s name has come up as a possibility for other openings and he said that he’d interview elsewhere while adding that he knew where he prefers to be.

“This is where I want to be, is right here with the Buffalo Bills,” Lynn said in his postgame press conference. “So, this would be my No. 1.”

Lynn was also asked about a report that he will bring Gus Bradley in as defensive coordinator when and if he gets a head coaching job this year.

“Gus and I are friends,” Lynn said. “We’ve been friends for a while and he’s a good defensive coordinator. Someone told me something about him being tied to me. I don’t know about all that.”

Landing a permanent head coaching job would complete a rapid rise for Lynn, who started the year as the Bills’ running backs coach before moving up to offensive coordinator and, finally, interim head coach on Sunday.

16 responses to “Anthony Lynn: No interview set, but Bills are my No. 1

  1. “This is where I want to be, is right here basking in the glow of our dumpster fire” Lynn said

  2. Diehard Bills fan all my life. While our team isn’t a dumpster fire, our front office sure as heck is. I am truly embarrassed to call myself a Bills fan after the way this organization has been handled by ownership and management. (Shame for a Bills fan, if you pay attention to our tailgating you most likely thought we had none.)

    While i’d love to get some exotic top tier coach, i feel like Lynn would be able to keep our team mostly in tact and instill a sense of accountability that sexy Rexy failed to. If he could grow our offense to include Clay and have Gus come in to fix our abysmal defense, we wouldn’t be a full on dumpster fire…. perhaps a small garbage fire.

    We need a Safety in this draft, then another one… then a cornerback….. and a #2 receiver.

    Anthony Lynn is the coach we need, but our front office is making him the coach we don’t deserve.

  3. Another year, this one 7-9. The Bills go 1-5 in the AFCE – beating the Pats who played with their 3rd string QB – none of the other 6 wins were against a team with a .500 record (collectively averaging .240).

    The coach is now rightly gone, Whaley should be gone, they have 25 unrestricted free agents, Tyrod is not a franchise QB, they’re going to put a guy who 3 months ago was an RB coach in as HC, the owner of the Bills (and the basement dwelling Sabres) is clueless, and there is nothing in the pipeline to fix any of this.

    Tire fire, dumpster fire – sad – but true.

  4. He is desperate. He also knows that basically he will not have to interview.

    Confirms that he snitched on Rex. Not defending Rex – he has his issues, of course – but youndont backstab your HC.

  5. Today’s game was not exactly the kind of performance that gives Lynn a leg up on his competition for the HC job in Buffalo. The Bills looked like hot garbage today.

  6. BrassMonkey says:
    Jan 1, 2017 8:43 PM

    Today’s game was not exactly the kind of performance that gives Lynn a leg up on his competition for the HC job in Buffalo. The Bills looked like hot garbage today.
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    Amen. That play on the kickoff alone is destined to appear on the all-time NFL blooper reel right after the but fumble.

  7. Unfortunately, it appears to me that this guy is being used to satisfy the Rooney Rule. All they have to do is give him a token interview and then they go hire who they really want. The Rooney Rule needs to go. It was needed perhaps 15 years ago, but now it is outdated and too often makes a mockery of many legit African-American candidates on a yearly basis.

  8. The Bills really should consider a search. The Bills did not play well today. They need a new GM–Whaley continues to push EJ Manuel who simply can’t play in the NFL. He has all the physical tools–but simply not NFL accurate.

    Everybody lit up the Jets and Manuel was so bad he got pulled.

    They want to keep the guy that took HIM with a #1 pick? And traded picks to get Watkins? Seriously?

  9. I have no problem with Anthony Lynn. He knows the team, and has our offence 1st in rushing. And our red zone scoring in the top 5. And he’s done a descent job at offensive coordinater, with all the injuries we had. Now, i would also say that being a offensive coordinater and head coach is 2 different things. But he deserves a chance. I hear he wants to bring in Gus Bradley. Which could be good for our defense. I hope. Lol….a far as the other coaches I’m hearing about. Tom Coughlin, Marv Levy, The guy from the cardinals etc…Tom Coughlin sounds intreging, and he do give Bill and the patriots a run for his money…I’m not sure if he’s the answer either. He hasn’t coached or had any offers in a yr. And the guy from the cardinals don’t even call the plays. Bruce do….Give Anthony Lynn a chance.

  10. vladdrac69 says:
    Jan 1, 2017 8:55 PM
    Unfortunately, it appears to me that this guy is being used to satisfy the Rooney Rule. All they have to do is give him a token interview and then they go hire who they really want. The Rooney Rule needs to go. It was needed perhaps 15 years ago, but now it is outdated and too often makes a mockery of many legit African-American candidates on a yearly basis.
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    Yea let’s blame the Rooney rule for making a movkery of hiring legit minority candidates and not owners or whoever it is that actually do the hiring. This mockery existed BEFORE the Rooney rule so it’s a little rich you would try to blame the rule for that.

    And I keep trying to figure out what exactly it is with the rule that has people like you so up in arms. How does it impact YOUR life? How does it even impact the team you support? Whether you believe the rule is stupid or not what exactly is it’s impact on anything concrete that has a significant number of you irate?

  11. Bills are #1 all right, at missing the playoffs for the longest current drought.

    Feel bad for the Bills fans. They’ve supported their team through a long, awful series of rosters, coaches and GMs.

  12. Whaley has 23 free agents on his roster. A few guys questioning if they will come back in lieu of hownthe HC works out. Probably a few more that will ask to be traded and oh yeah, no QB outside of them asking Taylor to redo his contract ? Yeah, Whaley has it all under control.
    Come on Man !!!!!!

  13. No issues with Lynn. He was not the issue this year as I’m glad to se he has no intention of keeping this defensive staff. And I’m laughing at the comment about how he supposedly back
    Stabbed Rex Ryan?

    As for everyone trashing Whaley? His biggest blunder was trading up for Watkins. Everyone wants to trash him for Manuel when in reality he traded Down for him and picked up an extra pick which was used to select kiko Alonzo was should have been rookie of the year, who was later traded for Lesean McCoy. You can’t trash a team needing a qb for drafting one, even when it doesn’t work out.not everyone has the luxury of lucking into Tom Brady.

    Buddy Nix was the main catalyst for getting Doug Marone and Whaley did not hire Rex Ryan. Pegula finally sees the flaw in not letting his GM pick his guy at coach. Rex was undermining the GM, not to be a jerk but because he thought he knew what was best and as it turns out, football has probably passed him by on many levels.

    I, for one, am excited to have Whaley finally able to do his job in the capacity it was meant to be. Honestly I’d love for him to work out a deal for Jimmy G, realizing that would cost a first, use the second – fourth to shore up O-line and wr. D can be much improved with who we have just by better coaching and scheme for players.

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