Bills interviewing Sean McDermott on Wednesday

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The Bills are interviewing their first outside candidate to replace Rex Ryan on Wednesday.

Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is the first one up to bat. McDermott has also drawn interest from the Chargers in the early days of their coaching search, but this is his initial interview during this cycle.

McDermott has served as the coordinator in Carolina since 2011 and the team’s defense has ranked among the best in the league for most of that tenure. He was a longtime assistant with the Eagles before moving to the Panthers and succeeded the late Jim Johnson as the team’s defensive coordinator in 2009. He’s gotten interviews with other teams looking for head coaches in the recent past, but has not been a head coach at any level.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Bills are scheduled to interview Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin on Saturday with current interim head coach Anthony Lynn and Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich also in the mix.

7 responses to “Bills interviewing Sean McDermott on Wednesday

  1. I hate to see Sean McDermott leave the Panthers as I feel like it will be a huge set back for the defense. All the players have just about started under McDermott that has been drafted and knows what he expects from them on the defense.

    McDermott will make a great HC In the NFL, but owners need to understand they have to give him time to build a successful unit.

    I just don’t think the Panthers defense will function at a top ten level when he leaves and it will expose the coaching staff on the offense and Ron Rivera being to lax In his efforts to build a balanced team in all 3 phases. I have a feeling it will be Coach Steve Wilks who takes over as the DC, but the DB group is going to suffer for it. Assistant coach Richard Rogers I have no faith in at all to lead the DB’s. In 2015 we lead the league in take a ways and pretty much stunk at it since Rogers has been the assistant and Wilks assistant HC.

    Now D-line coach Washington has been a great coach leading In sacks the last 2 years makes a huge difference up front so as you can see it will be a reflection of the DB coach in 2017 for poor performance.

    IMO Panthers have a learning curve in 2017 and go 8-8 with new DC and the same conservative offense under Rivera and Shula.

  2. widerightyouloseagain says:
    Jan 4, 2017 11:47 AM
    Wait till he gets a load of that town.

    Wide right, you lose again.

    ….Toronto is sinking and will never have an NFL team…and I dont want to swim…….#TragicallyCanadian……

  3. Well things are going to plan so far. The list interviewing contains no A listers. You can see it coming Whaley can not handle the top notch coach and wants control. Even if it means missing the playoffs for the next 2-3 years. Him and Brandon will be hi fiving after this and how their plan is in tact. Their plan being make sure we keep our jobs plan. Not the how do we make this team good again plan.

  4. carpanfan95 – You have to take into account that Wilks had Josh Norman and Rogers had 3 rookies in his place. Kurt Coleman and Tre Boston missed time with injury as well. The secondary coaches have done a very good job with Bradberry and Worley (Sanchez, we still have to see). This draft is deep at safety, so if we can get a good one in the middle rounds, our DB group should be improved.

    Losing McDermott will certainly hurt, but I am rooting for him to get one of these HC jobs – hopefully an AFC team, so we only have to play his team once every 4 years. I think he’s a better fit with the Chargers than the Bills; there are more young playmakers on D there.

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