The 2014 Buffalo Bills had one of the best defenses in the NFL, and it appears that could be a huge reason for defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz to be taken into consideration for the vacant head coaching position.
According to Buffalo News reporter, Tim Graham; Schwartz has been named as an official candidate for the job:
Source: Bills consider defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz a candidate for the head vacancy.
— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) January 2, 2015
The news should come as no surprise. Schwartz was semi-successful as head coach for the Detroit Lions, only making the post-season once in five seasons, but building a pretty talented team from literally the bottom up.
The Bills would be smart not to jump the gun on Schwartz. Yes, the Bills defense was superb in 2014, but they have a rare opportunity to pursue many young, innovative-thinking coaches and make a sound decision after careful consideration. That seems more appealing than an NFL retread. The should allow him to flourish as defensive coordinator and continue the job he’s doing, OR if some other team wants to give him a shot at the helm, allow him to pursue the opportunity.