Bills vs. Bengals: Two Senior Bowl Coaches Snag Six Rookies

One interesting note regarding this weekend's meeting between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals is that both team's coaching staffs were present at the 2011 Senior Bowl. Chan Gailey and the Bills' coaching staff guided their troops to a 24-10 win over Marvin Lewis and the Bengals' North team.

Between these two teams, six players that played in the Senior Bowl will be on the field of play this weekend. The Bengals are far more reliant on their rookies than the Bills are, however.

Andy Dalton is the big name, of course, and Cincinnati's starting quarterback was coached up by Gailey and George Cortez in Mobile. (Dalton completed 3-of-7 passes for just 22 yards in the game, and was also intercepted while Christian Ponder stole the show.) Gailey and the Bills also had Cincinnati's starting right guard, Clint Boling, in that game.

The Bills coached up two of their own rookies, as well, in linebackers Kelvin Sheppard and Chris White. Meanwhile, Lewis and the Bengals coached up two current Bills rookies: safety Da'Norris Searcy and tight end Lee Smith. None of the four current Bills yet have significant roles outside of special teams play, though Smith could emerge as a blocking tight end in short order.

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