Remember this guy? Well, a return to Buffalo from the New York Giants may make for a joyous reunion.
Perry Fewell was the Bills defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2009 and earned the respect of fans when he took over head coaching duties after Dick Jauron was fired during the middle of the 2009 season. Fewell was able to finish out the season 3-4 and incorporated Terrell Owens into the offense far more effectively than Jauron ever could.
Fewell was able to stretch the field, take advantage of a playmaker like Owens and score points on offense. However, his specialty remains on defense, which is exactly where Buffalo needs help.
He has been with the Giants since 2010 and helped develop one of the fiercest pass-rushing defenses in the entire league. If he were to return to Buffalo, he would be able to show off his Super Bowl ring, something the city has salivated over since the Bills moved to the NFL.
If Fewell were to come to Buffalo, he has a great defensive line to work with, He might even be able to lure Osi Umenyiora over from New York to start opposite of Mario Williams. He has the experience of running an NFL team, and he can help strengthen the team's secondary and linebackers.
Fewell is a familiar face in Buffalo and felt that he deserved the head coaching job that Chan Gailey took in 2010. If Fewell were to return, there would be a level of comfort already in place and he already knows the expectations. Since he has no ties to most of the players, cleaning house wouldn't be too much of a problem.
Though some Bills fans want to see a high-profile coach land with the Bills, Fewell may be a smart hire and a quick solution to fixing a mediocre defense and to get Buffalo back on track to the playoffs.