ESPN’s Adam Caplan has reported that the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in hiring Bills Wide Receivers coach Sanjay Lal for the same position in Philly. Mike Rodak added to the report, stating that Lal would be interviewing with the Eagles.
Lal has been with the Bills for two seasons now. He came over from the New York Jets where he spent three seasons as their wide receivers coach under Rex Ryan. Prior to linking up with Rex Ryan he was the receivers coach in Oakland for three years.
Sammy Watkins was admit that he does not want to see Lal go when asked about the turnover at One Bills Drive by The Buffalo News.
"That's one guy that I don't want to leave," Watkins said. "Probably if he leaves, then I don't know how my mindset will be, honestly. That's a guy that kind of groomed me in to running routes and doing everything the right way -- mental, physical -- and if he leaves, that'll hurt. Because that's a guy that kind of helped this whole (receiver) group form a mentality and shape us to professionals. He gave us the whole script of off the field, on the field, and it's helping this wide receiver group and helping the players."
That is some high praise from the best receiver on the Bills. New head coach Sean McDermott showed that he is willing to keep coaches hired under Rex aroundwhen he announced on Friday that Danny Crossman would be retained as Special Teams Coordinator. It will be seen whether he gets the same opportunity with Sanjay Lal.