New Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott has held the job for about two weeks now but is already receiving some pretty big praise. Gary Kubiak, who won a ring as coach of the Denver Broncos recently commended McDermott for hiring Rick Dennison to be his offensive coordinator.
"Buffalo is getting a championship coach,” wrote Kubiak in a statement released by the Bills official website. “Rico's (Dennison’s) success in this league speaks for itself. He's a great teacher, coach, and man who will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to a fine organization in Buffalo. Sean (McDermott) has put together a great group of people to lead the Bills for years to come. Go get em, Rico!”
If you couldn’t tell by Kubiak referring to Rick as ‘Rico’, the two men have a very good relationship. They battled together on the field as players with the Denver Broncos (1983-90) and later coached together on the sidelines in Denver and with the Houston Texans. At both stops, Dennison served as Kubiak’s offensive coordinator. In 2015, the pair coached the Broncos to a win in Super Bowl 50.
For Bills fans who are hoping that quarterback Tyrod Taylor continues to lead the team in 2017, it was widely speculated that Kubiak may have tried to acquire Taylor if the Bills elected not to pick up his hefty extension this offseason. Kubiak and Dennison first worked with Taylor with the Baltimore Ravens when they served as members of John Harbaugh’s staff, and for this reason, it seems as if there’s now a pretty good chance of Taylor sticking around in Buffalo after all.