Experience is key
McDermott wanted a guy who has called plays before. Well, he got one.
His 16-year NFL coaching career was already acknowledged in this piece. But what was saved for this portion of the article was the “what’s and where’s”.
Daboll is another coach to add to Belichick’ long list of successful offsprings.
The Bills new coach broke into the league in 2000 with the New England Patriots as a defensive coaching assistant. He was later promoted to Wide Receivers Coach in 2002. During his first tour of duty with the AFC juggernauts, he won four Super Bowls. FOUR. He won his fifth championship in his second go-around with the Patriots last season.
Current Patriots Offensive Coordinator thinks highly of the former Patriots staff member. Here is a quote from Josh McDaniels regarding Daboll when he returned to the team in 2013.
After spending much of his career under the guidance of Belichick and the Pats he must be a firm believer in “The Patriot Way”.
Although he never obtained the reins Belichick’s offensive playbook in New England, Daboll has held the title as offensive coordinator three times in his NFL career. He spent two years as the OC in Cleveland and had the same job in Miami and Kansas City for one season. If there is a knock on the newly minted Bills coach, it’s that he hasn’t had much stability or consistency outside of New England. He has never spent more than two years with a team other than the Patriots. The Bills hope to change that.
With ten seasons in New England, one in Miami and two seasons as the New York Jets Quarterbacks Coach, the Bills are the final team he needed to coach for the AFC East bingo— “BINGO!”