The Morning Charge: The first coaching change of the offseason
The Buffalo Bills began the new year by getting rid of a coach who oversaw one of the worst position groups on the team in 2018.
The Buffalo Bills offense struggled as a whole in 2018.
But it was clear that the foundation of the group, the offensive line, was an issue all year long.
That has led to the offensive line coach losing his job just a few days into the offseason. Not exactly a great way to start your new year.
Juan Castillo was the offensive line coach and the run game coordinator. He has been in the NFL since 1995 and has spent most of his coaching career with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Someone was going to have to take the fall for the play of the offensive line, and it makes sense that Castillo is the one to do so. Some better talent would have helped, yet there must have been enough concerns to make the change.
Firing the offensive line coach is never usually headline-making news. That is a bit different this year after the struggles seen on offense.
Today is always a rough one now that the holiday season is officially over and most everyone is back at work. Cheer yourself up, or just kill some time, by reading today’s edition of The Morning Charge.
Buffalo Bills News:
Foster and Wallace are more than just one-year wonders (BuffaLowDown, Stephen McCarthy)
The Bills landed two talented rookie players from Alabama and didn’t have to spend a draft pick on either. That is some next level scouting right there.
A dynamic lineman taken in Bleacher Report mock draft (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)
The mock drafts are aplenty and many see the Bills taking the same player. Luckily for Bills fans, that player is a top offensive lineman.
Buffalo Bills fire offensive line coach Juan Castillo (NYup.com, Ryan Talbot)
This article provides some background on Castillo, who has served as a coach on both sides of the ball.
5 takeaways from Sean McDermott’s end of season presser (Bills Wire, Nick Wojton)
Sean McDermott spoke to the media in what was essentially another generic end of the year press conference.
This article breaks down what he had to say as the team heads into the offseason.