I have to say that I am very impressed with what I have been reading in all the reports. Think this coaching search has been going better then I could have imaged it. After the complete mess that was Bills search 2010 where everyone was staying away from Buffalo like it was the plague. It is great to see the amount of quality coaches that are interested and getting interviewed. From what I have seen on the message boards we all have our favorites and the one who we believe will take the Bills back to the playoffs and to a championship.
All of them have there ups and downs and do need to have a go coaching staff behind them. Here is my list of favorites with some pros and cons. They are in order of who I would like to see in charge:
Lovie Smith-Pros: Proven to be a successful NFL head coach with a winning record and has playoff success. Will be able to improve the defense which was a big disappointment last year.
Cons: Needs a good offense coordinator and still iffy on how well the system will work with our personal
Chip Kelly-Pros: Has coaching success in the college level. He is an innovating head and his players seemed to play hard for him.
Cons: Can this college coach translate to the NFL? Will his system work in the NFL or with the Bills?
Ken Whisenhunt- Pros: Has enjoyed some success with a perennial loser by bring AZ to the super bowl.
Cons: Hasn't done much since Kurt Warner left and can he bring in and coach a young QB? (Which we need to do)
Mick McCoy and Ray Horton: Pros: Both have proven to be good coordinators in there respective sides of the ball and seem to be guys that can fire a team up.
Cons: Have no HC experience and will the be the next great coordinator turned HC or will they be just another good coordinator that can't cut it as a HC?
I am going to go on the record by saying I would like anyone of these guys and think they will do a better job then Chan. I do have to give credit to Buddy Nix and little to the last coaching staff for making this team a better destination for coaches then it was the last 3 years.