As reported by Vaughn McClure on Monday, the Buffalo Bills have begun the interview process to find their next special-teams coordinator. Per McClure, the Bills interviewed Keith Armstrong. If hired by Sean McDermott, Armstrong would replace Danny Crossman. The special-teams coordinator dating back to the Doug Marrone days, Crossman was fired on January 3rd.
Keith Armstrong was most recently with the Atlanta Falcons. Let go on December 31st, Armstrong had been with the Falcons since 2008 when Mike Smith became the head coach. Armstrong comes with a wealth of experience as a special-teams coordinator. With his first NFL coordinator gig coming with the Chicago Bears in 1997, Armstrong’s coordinator experience is old enough to legally drink. His total NFL experience dates back three more years on the defensive side of the ball. Adding college experience Armstrong has been coaching since 1997.
SB Nation’s own Falcons blog, “The Falcoholic” provided a good retrospective of Armstrong’s time in Atlanta when news of his firing broke. From the article, Armstrong’s time was summed up as “consistent but unimpressive.”
With no hire being announced, it’s still open-season on speculation. For Buffalo Rumblings’ short list of special-teams coordinator candidates, click on through with this convenient link.