Buffalo Bills-NFL Coaching News: What's New in Man Meets Football

Jeremy PikeCorrespondent IDecember 26, 2009

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Shawn Nelson #89 and Nic Harris #54 of the Buffalo Bills ready to enter the field prior to playing the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 20, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. THe Patriots won 17-10. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Things have been a little bit quiet in the Buffalo Bills football front. Another disappointing loss to the New England Patriots to make it 13 straight losses to their AFC East rivals should theoretically cement any chance that interim head coach Perry Fewell will be named the full time head coach next year. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean he shouldn’t be, but that’s how things should work out.

Not much news on the head coaching front for the Bills. Supposedly Mike Shanahan is going to end up in Washington with the Redskins. The only way I see that possible is if owner Dan Snyder backs off from the day-to-day operations. Most owners have a lot of power with their teams, and they should. After all, they own them.

However, Dan Snyder takes that right to a whole new level. He’s a micro-manager. Shanahan likes a lot of power and flexibility to build his team the way he wants to. Seems like a quick and easy recipe for further drama with the ‘Skins.

However, if Snyder backs off and lets GM Bruce Allen really put his mark on this team, which seems like a better situation for Shanahan. We’ll just have to wait and see how that plays out.

On an unrelated note, I had an interesting day today while working at the radio station. I actually got to go on air and talk about football and the Bills. A big thank you to Mike Ward, host of Inside Local Sports, for giving me that opportunity.

I must say I enjoy getting to talk about football with sports people. Hopefully I’ll continue to have some semi-intelligent things to say in relation to football and the Bills so I don’t squander this chance that Mike has so graciously afforded me. Stay tuned!