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Buffalo Bills head coach search takes a break on Tuesday

Doug Whaley is collecting his thoughts today.

The Buffalo Bills are taking a break from their coaching search on Tuesday after four interviews in five days. John Wawrow of the Associated Press said on Twitter Monday that Buffalo wouldn’t be conducting any interviews on Tuesday. The timeline has been pretty non-stop for the Bills since Doug Whaley’s press conference on January 2nd.

Buffalo’s first interview was Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott on January 4th. It’s been reported that McDermott has “would love to have” recently-fired San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy join his staff as offensive coordinator.

Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn formally interviewed the next day on January 5th. Lynn wants to align himself with fired Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator.

Both in terms of timing and in terms of odds of winning the job, the rest of the pack comes later. Lynn and McDermott are the front-runners at this point. On January 7th, Buffalo met with Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin. On January 8th, it was Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard in Seattle. After traveling home on Monday, the Bills are collecting their thoughts Tuesday.

With Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph the leader in the Denver Broncos race, Buffalo might not even have a chance to interview the only other coach they’ve requested as a candidate. It also looks like Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator and former Bills quarterback Frank Reich won’t get a call this time around like he did in 2015.

Two years ago, Rex Ryan was hired on January 12th, so we’re getting to the point where a hiring could be made any day including today. Stay woke.