The Buffalo Bills made yet another coaching move Tuesday by announcing the hiring of the new offensive line coach for the 2019 season.
The Buffalo Bills fired several head coaches in quick succession at the start of the offseason.
Now the team is working quickly to fill those positions.
A report came out earlier today about how the Bills have hired Heath Farwell as the new special teams coordinator. A few hours later, the team hired a new offensive line coach.
Bobby Johnson spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts, but did coach in Buffalo from 2010-2011. He returns with much more experience and can hopefully bring some success to the line after working with a great group in Indianapolis this past year.
He even got an endorsement from a former Bills lineman:
The Bills fired Juan Castillo earlier this offseason after a rough year for the offensive line. He wasn’t given the best talent to work with, yet Sean McDermott must have seen enough problems to decide upon the change.
Either way, Johnson is the new coach and can hopefully bring some fresh ways of thinking to the Bills after a 6-10 season. Keeping the head coach and coordinators means there won’t be a major change in philosophy, but hiring new position coaches means some new ideas can enter the building. Sometimes a few changes can go a long way.
The Bills can do Johnson a favor and select a top offensive lineman in the 2019 NFL Draft. That would make his job easier and give the offensive line an anchor as the group looks to grow together with Josh Allen.