The Buffalo Bills have made some coaching changes but not all decisions have yet to be made.
The team promoted Bobby Babich to defensive coordinator. He previously was Buffalo’s linebackers coach.
Last offseason, Leslie Frazier stepped down from the DC position but no replacement was named. Instead, head coach Sean McDermott doubled down as the coordinator as well.
That responsibility included the job of calling plays. When Babich was promoted, the first thought for many was whether or not McDermott or Babich would end up calling plays on defense.
As for now, the team is still figuring that out according to Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane.
“We’re still working through all those things,” Beane said to the Buffalo News. “Sean and Bobby, from the defensive side, are still sorting things out.”
“I think we’ll have some more clarity here in the coming days and weeks,” Beane added.
In terms of McDermott himself, he played the fence just perfectly. He admitted there was some “rust” early on in 2023 when he was calling plays and said he thought there was improvement… but then McDermott noted he there is “more on the plate” having to be head coach and play caller.
McDermott’s full thoughts can be found in the WGRZ-TV clip below:
For what it's worth, here's Sean McDermott last week on handling the dual role of head coach and defensive play caller.
— Jonathan Acosta (@_jacosta) January 30, 2024