Bills Fire OC Rick Dennison

The Bills announced that they have fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. The team has yet to hire a replacement for Dennison, making them one of several teams on the lookout for a new OC. Rick Dennison (vertical)

Dennison came to the Bills last year following the hire of Sean McDermott as head coach. The Bills managed to make the playoffs, but it was in spite of a poor passing game. The Bills placed 29th in total yards, 22nd in points, and averaged only 176.6 passing yards per game, though a Dennison defender would point out that he had to deal with the inconsistencies of Tyrod Taylor and the rawness of rookie Nathan Peterman at quarterback. Meanwhile, the team depleted itself of offensive weapons with the trade of Sammy Watkins and the loss of Robert Woods.

The Browns found their new OC on Friday morning and the Cardinals, Colts, and Giants may all be looking for a new play-caller once they hire head coaches. Already, we’ve seen six OCs replaced this offseason. When all is said and done, there will be no fewer than seven OC shakeups on the year and possibly eleven or more.

Former Chargers coach Mike McCoy could be a candidate for the opening in Buffalo, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB (on Twitter). Alex Marvez of SiriusXM (on Twitter) hears that McCoy and Colts OC Rob Chudzinski are the top two candidates for the job. Both men previously spent time with the Panthers, which helps their cause with McDermott.

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6 comments on “Bills Fire OC Rick Dennison

  1. itslonelyatthetrop

    Wasn’t it McDermott’s decision to bench Taylor for Peterman? And Dennison gets canned for lack of consistent productivity at the QB spot.

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    • ThePriceWasRight

      the decision on the benching was the coach but it’s clear the OC didn’t use their mobile q.b to his best use in a playoff game they actually had a chance to win AND the OC certainly didn’t ensure the backup was ready for game action.

      this is a good move. this isn’t the bills of old. Constant failure will no longer be acceptavle

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      • justinept

        He didn’t ensure that a 5th rd pick was ready 10 weeks into his rookie season? Wow… The coach is clearly a bum.

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      • justinept

        As for that playoff game … the JAx defense has made much better QBs look much worse than Taylor did …

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  2. Michael Chaney

    The Browns haven’t hired their OC yet. Zampese is the QBs coach.

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  3. YankeesBillsNets305

    Thank God. Dennison screwed up the play calling badly in the playoffs game when the Bills were at the 1 yard line deciding not to give it to Shady and instead try two back shoulder fades to an injured Kelvin Benjamin with an inaccurate QB. No surprise that neither worked and KB was called for OPI on the 2nd attempt, costing us a TD and a chance to win the game in OT. Good riddance

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