Bills hire former Patriots center Ryan Wendell

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If you ever played for the Patriots, there’s a good chance you will end up with another job in the AFC East.

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, the Bills have hired former Patriots center Ryan Wendell as an offensive assistant.

Wendell played seven seasons with the Patriots (2009-15) and one game with the Panthers in 2016, and this is his first NFL coaching job.

In Buffalo, he’ll work alongside former Patriots assistant Brian Daboll.

Populating staffs with former Patriots is nothing new in the division, as the Dolphins brought a number of former Patriots assistants along with new head coach Brian Flores, and gave former wide receiver Tiquan Underwood his first coaching job.

11 responses to “Bills hire former Patriots center Ryan Wendell

  1. All these formers Pats players and coaches never seem to work out with other teams. It’s almost like not having Brady on your team doesn’t make you a genius anymore.
    See: Mangini, Crenell, McDaniels in Denver, O’Brien, Saban, etc

  2. Hiring ex Patriots is not the path to winning. Hiring some PLAYERS who can actually contribute would probably serve the Bills better…

  3. spillertime21 says:
    March 4, 2019 at 6:13 am
    All these formers Pats players and coaches never seem to work out with other teams. It’s almost like not having Brady on your team doesn’t make you a genius anymore.
    See: Mangini, Crenell, McDaniels in Denver, O’Brien, Saban, etc

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    O’Brien is coaching the first place team in the AFC South. I’d say he is “working out” pretty well

  4. Ryan is smart and tough a lunch pail guy he will be a fine offensive assistant.

  5. spillertime21 says:
    March 4, 2019 at 6:13 am
    All these formers Pats players and coaches never seem to work out with other teams. It’s almost like not having Brady on your team doesn’t make you a genius anymore.
    See: Mangini, Crenell, McDaniels in Denver, O’Brien, Saban, etc

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    Look at the crap owners/GMs, etc, when these former Pats coaches or players go to those teams.

    It starts at the top. Woody Johnson, Stephen Ross, Pagula, etc, are all hacks as owners.

  6. O’Brien is coaching the first place team in the AFC south………..42-38 career record as an HC (twice winning the division at 9-7). 1-3 post season.
    And he was an offensive “genius” when he was Bradys OC. Now he coaches a team know for defense.

  7. In Obrien’s defense, look at the QB’s he’s had. Up until this past year.

  8. I still think it’s weird how many former Dolphins coaches have jobs, prestigious ones, in the NFL. It’s almost staggering to see for a team that has been so mediocre…

  9. The Patriots are not some magical kingdom, They just have one of the best QBs to ever play the game and a great coach. It was a perfect storm. It`s not rocket science. But, make no doubt about it, without Brady, the Pats would be good, but not five time world champions. But, with that said, it`s a well run organization and getting people from that organization means you`re getting people who know how to win. Not a bad thing.

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