Sport Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

21:40  12 january  2018
21:40  12 january  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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On Friday, the Bills announced that they have fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison , who was with the team for just one season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media was told that Dennison ’s dismissal could be part of a bigger coaching shakeup.

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison runs on to the field prior to an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)( Adrian Kraus ).

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on the field prior to an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y.© AP Photo/Adrian Kraus Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on the field prior to an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison after the team finished 29th in offense this season.

The team announced the move on Friday. Their running attack fell to sixth after leading the league the past two seasons.

Buffalo's offense topped 300 yards just nine times in 17 games and scored only eight touchdowns in its final seven games. Dennison's play-calling was questioned after Buffalo scored just three points against Jacksonville in the franchise's first playoff game in 18 years.

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Rick Dennison (born June 22, 1958) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills . An assistant in the NFL since 1995, he served as offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos (2006–2008, 2015-2016) and Houston Texans

One injured in Alabama apartment house fire . that lasted longer than some may have thought, the Buffalo Bills finally landed on Rick Dennison to lead their offense under head coach Sean Dennison comes to Buffalo with extensive experience as an offensive coordinator in the NFL, most

Dennison wasn't coach Sean McDermott's first choice for the job last offseason — that was former San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy. But McCoy took the Green Bay Packers' offensive coordinator job and was fired midseason.

McCoy is expected to be a candidate to join McDermott's staff in Buffalo.

Other possible candidates include former Seattles Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Rob Cudzinski. Mike Shula, the former offensive coordinator in Carolina, previously worked with McDermott and Bills general manager Brandon Beane.

McDermott was non-committal when discussing potential coaching staff changes during the season-ending news conference on Tuesday. The coach said any decisions would be his, but Beane would be involved with coordinating possible coaching changes with roster moves this offseason.

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Shula was fired from his position as offensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. Buffalo Bills fan opinions of Rick Dennison ’s first year as offensive coordinator Lay it on us Bills fans, what did you think of the job done by Rico in year one of the McDermott process?

The Bills will be on the hunt for a new quarterback this offseason, but they'll be hiring a new offensive coordinator first. Bills fire Rick Dennison . Posted by Josh Alper on January 12, 2018, 11:44 AM EST.

"We're building this thing together," McDermott said then. "We are aligned philosophically on how we believe it should look and how we believe the building process should basically take shape."

Dennison was criticized for giving quarterback Tyrod Taylor the option to pass on first-and-goal from the 1 instead of handing the ball off to star running back LeSean McCoy in the wild-card game against Jacksonville.

The play resulted in an offensive pass interference penalty on wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and the Bills settled for a field goal in the 10-3 loss.

"There's some calls we want back. That's probably one of them," McDermott said after the game.

Before coming to Buffalo, Dennison was Denver Broncos offensive coordinator for two seasons. He was replaced in Denver by McCoy after coach Gary Kubiak retired.

Dennison was Kubiak's offensive coordinator in Houston from 2010-13 and had a previous stint as the Broncos' offensive coordinator from 2006-08.

The decision to part ways with Dennison also raised questions about the future of Taylor, who has one year left on his contract. Taylor's production declined in his third year as a starter and he was benched in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman for a game at the Los Angeles Chargers in November.

The quarterback change backfired after Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss.

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