Less than 48 hours after terminating Rick Dennison’s contract, the Buffalo Bills named Brian Daboll as the new Offensive Coordinator.
Daboll comes to the Bills mere days after winning College Football’s National Championship with the Alabama Crimson Tide and he’s 11-months removed from a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots as the Tight Ends Coach. This marks the second offensive coordinator in as many years to leave Nick Saban’s College juggernaut for the NFL. Steve Sarkisian made the jump at the end of last season and had a successful transition with the Falcons.
Buffalo Bills beat reporter Sal Capaccio mentioned Sean McDermott may have been interested in a coach with play-calling experience and that is exactly what Daboll will bring to the coaching staff.
Daboll has plenty of experience coaching in the NFL despite spending the 2017 season coaching in the college ranks. Before going to Alabama, the 42-year old offensive coordinator spent 16-years coaching in the NFL as both an Offensive coordinator and various position coaching jobs.
Here are five reasons why Daboll was the right hire for Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills.