As the Buffalo Bills finish filling their coaching staff, we have a name to keep in mind for Buffalo’s wide receiver coaches: Kansas City Chiefs coach David Culley, who could be interviewing with the team, per Sal Capaccio.
I'm told Bills may be interviewing Chiefs WR coach David Culley. But unsure if it's for OC or another position. Was with McDermott in Philly— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) January 19, 2017
If hired, Culley would continue head coach Sean McDermott’s trend of hiring extremely experienced coaches to fill out his staff. Culley, 61, took his first coaching job in 1978 at Austin Peay State University. He entered the NFL in 1994, and has been coaching wide receivers for over twenty years in the league. He stayed with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 until Andy Reid’s firing in 2012, then joined Reid’s staff as Assistant Head Coach and wide receiver coach in Kansas City.
This report came out yesterday before Buffalo’s hiring of Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator was made official, so if the team was curious about Culley’s capacity as a coordinator, they may no longer be interested. If they were interested in poaching him to coach receivers, on the other hand, that possibility could remain open. The Bills currently have Sanjay Lal under contract at this position, but pleas from Sammy Watkins may not be enough to dissuade McDermott from reshaping the staff how he sees fit.