Bills Hire Jim Schwartz as New Defensive Coordinator
The Bills have hired former Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz as their new defensive coordinator. Schwartz went 29-51 as the head man in Detroit before being fired after this season. Schwartz began his NFL cocahing career working on Bill Belichick's staff in the 90s. He then worked as the defensive coordinator in Tennessee from 2002-2008.
Buffalo has also hired Todd Downing as a new Quarterbacks coach
Bills Hire Jim Schwartz as New Defensive Coordinator
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I Guess It Is A Good Hire
I never liked gym shorts when he coached the Lions. He came across as a big time j e r k, which as it turns out, he was one. But upon further review, it seems like 90% of all coaches on all levels of every sport, are big time j e r k s. And the majority of successful coaches are big time jerks. Look at this past weekend's nfl playoff game coaches, bill bellichick, pete carroll, jim harbaugh and john fox. Three of the four are confirmed big time j e r k s. So I guess I will have to be happy with this hire even though I hate him personally.
May the Schwartz be with you Buffalo...
They hired the right guy to run the Bills defense and replace Pettine.Now block any of the assistant coaches if they want to keep them,especially Henderson.
The man has an edge and should fit in well with Marrone.
congrats to jim and todd
It will be a great pickup if jim can keep the d moving forward and it show is a plus. because he brings and will insert new wringles to our defense. Hey don't forget he had a mean defense with the lion. and being an head coach too. only can make our team stronger. And with todd focusing on just ej we should not miss a beat. But please don't let donnie get away but we are going to need him. Hey what about pepper johnson if not please go get gill byrd. we would be solid for next year
He just might be the right fit here in Buffalo? Lets hope the defensive players drafted, trades, and free agents that he's involved with are the right fit?
Clevelands hiring of Pettine.
Its been quoted on the sports TV and Radio talk shows, that many,many, people were asked if they would been interested in interviewing for that position before Pettine, and turned them down. It looks like Pettine was Clevelands last and only choice. Moral of the story, Cleveland has some huge issues in ownership and management, maybe even bigger then Buffalo?
picture says it all
He's nuts !
What a Joke!!!
Not impressed one bit. I'll say it again...Not impressed one bit. There are better out there. Wade Phillips would have been the perfect hire. Now we'll get to watch the defense fall back to the bottom of the league again. Schwartz must have came cheap. There was no reason to rush here. Another organization like the one Downtown...Who gives a dam about the fans!!!
What a JOKE
Just another lazy pick up! One day we wont be stuck with Detroit cast offs!!!
More recycled Detriot trash
Where is this progress, continuity? Has the team goal become to be the co holder of an 0-16 season NFL record? The one area the Bill's showed improvement, defense, is to be turned over to the leader of the wild bunch? Nothing spells hope\success more then the Lions. Good job Marrone, his winning percentage is lower then yours ........ but you knew that already!!!!
RE: What a Joke!!!
Wade Phillips sued Ralph Wilson years ago after he was fired, and there's still legitimate heat between the two to this day. There was no way he was ever coming back here as long as Mr. Wilson was still around.
We got the moron, the wart, and the hack....what can go wrong? go bills.
We got wartz!
What a joke!!!
Hey Stupid!!!!! Wake up and join the real world
Good solid move
The dummies on here stating it is not a good move will complain about anything this club does. Schwartz comes with a solid defensive background and his aggressive approach is a good fit. He stinks as a head coach but is real solid as a DC. Good move Bills!
re:What a Joke!!!
Look at Tennessee's defensive rankings when he was the coordinator there...in the top 10 every year!! Schwartz is a proven commodity NOT A CHEAP HIRE! If they wanted cheap they would have promoted Henderson which would have been terrible. Look at the facts before making judgements imbecile!!
Re: What a joke
You are wrong on every point. I'll say it again. You are wrong on every point. You just like to complain about everything don't you?
what up with this wade thing?
What is it that you don't get. first of all wade brings the 3-4 defense we don't play that defense in buffalo.#2 its is a old defense that fails in the long run.#3 we still got donnie their the d stayes the same thats great to me. #4 then you bring in schwartz who brings something new to a denfense thats already on the rise. thats really great! #5 he was also the head coach of the lions isn't that also the offense side of the ball yes it is. #6 He will also help out marrone on the offense too. Now they just got a coach\dc; and you bring in donnie in the mixs and you got something great getting ready to happen here in buffalo. #7 than they go get todd who not only did some teaching for ej, but lewis too, which is also going to also help jeff tuel game. And the pat coach gave him praise for his coaching. Stop the presses; bill say something postive about the bills. thankgod for coach marrone. and like the man said he wants to do it for us fans. And beside our coach don't want to hear miss marrone mouth. like i said where ever their a good man; you can beleive theirs a great women.
@what a joke
Your persistent idiocy is astounding.
Ralph would never hire Wade Phillips again,those bridges have been burned!!!
Schwartz, is just as capable as any on the list. I would have like to seen Wade too! But , when wade left last time it wasn't on good terms! So,why not get guy whose specialty is Run D
Sorry to see Pettine go but Schwartz is a quality hire. Way to go Bills! He should be great as a DC once again. As a former player said, "Coach Schwartz took the Lions from a perennial laughing stock to a team to be feared." Let's hope he can take our D to the next level and bring a swagger back.
I'm not impressed with your post. Check out the numbers on Lion and Titan defenses against the run under Coach Schwartz.They are top five. He will turn make our defense into consistent, and effective unit. There was not a better DC out there. Give the Org credit here dum*ss.
Another bad move
Clearly they just got lucky hiring Pettine, and now its back to another bad selection. This guy couldn't win with a lot of talent in Detroit, and his defense, despite said talent, was mediocre at best. Couple this with a foolish and stubborn loyalty to manuel at qb and this team will be lucky to get six wins again this season. No hope for this sad organization until Brandon is gone.
I see your Schwartz is as big as mine....
Text me when the special teams coach gets fired.
WELCOME TO BELICHICK'S AFC EAST. BOW DOWN TO YOUR HOODIE. 6 AND 10 AGAIN.
Wade back here?
Some idiot wants Wade Phillips aka Gomer Pyle back on the Bills sideline. At least Schwarts has a pulse and brings some intensity this so called D could use!!
... defenses were extremely terrible against the Patriots. I knew Buffalo was a retro (old school town) but Wade Phillips...really? There's a lot of Bills fans that need to crawl out of their caves.
WGR Fan Poll 1/27/14
I'm shocked after voting no and yes is in the lead at 87%. I must be one of the 13% smart ones who was against that hire unless 'GR is tampering with the votes. There were better out there and plenty of time for doing interviews. There was noreason to rush it.
Re: No comment
Thank you! Schwartz is a good move but the organization needs to find a new ST coordinator. Coverage was horrible last year and it cost us in many games.
Why wont Ralph just die?!
The problem with the Bills is that the 94 year old owner of the team is a Detroit Lions fan. He lives in Michigan, the team colors were originally silver and blue (modeled after the Lions). The Bills play the Lions every year in the pre-season. Richard (I cant say his preferred nickname because the WGR censor won't let me) Jauron came from the Lions, and now 1/2 our coaching staff comes from the Lions. Seems like whenever we are stuck in a bind, Ralph gets on the phone and takes care of it by bringing in Lions rejects.
Yes. Bow down to the all mighty cheater who cant win anything of consequence without the others teams game plan in his back pocket.Then he cries like a little girl about Welker laying out Talib. A play Welker had made for the Patriots about 500 times while he was there. Nice hire of Schwartz BTW. Good choice.