As the Buffalo Bills enter a critical offseason filled with tons of questions, many fans are clamoring for change in the coaching ranks, and on Thursday, the Bills made their first new coaching hire this offseason, bringing in veteran NFL coach Joe Danna to take over as safeties coach.
Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks introduces you to Danna, who has a proven track record of coaching up some of the best defensive backs in the league, including cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, Darrell Revis, and D.J. Hayden.
Who is Joe Danna, new Bills safeties coach?
Joe Danna, who served as the Houston Texans safeties coach during the 2022 season, comes to Orchard Park, NY with 15 years of NFL coaching experience. He has previously coached with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-2020), New York Jets (2015-16), and Atlanta Falcons (2012-14).
- Bills hire Joe Danna as new safeties coach - Buffalo News
- Bills name Joe Danna as new safeties coach - WGR 550
- Bills hire Joe Danna as safeties coach - BuffaloBills.com
The fallout from Buffalo’s latest playoff setback
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane knows he has a lot of work to do this offseason if the Bills want to compete for the Super Bowl in 2023. After another disappointing playoff exit, catch up on why Buffalo’s offensive line proved to be vulnerable against the blitz, why the Bills’ four-man pass rush performed at a high level up until the biggest moments of the season, who should shoulder the blame for Buffalo’s playoff loss, plus why wholesale coaching changes aren’t what’s needed this offseason.
- Analysis: Bills’ vulnerability vs. blitz put sour end on Josh Allen’s big season - Buffalo News
- Defensive analysis: Bills’ 4-man rush was great ... until it wasn’t - Buffalo News
- Who’s to blame for the Bills’ playoff shortcomings? - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
- Graham: Giving up on Bills coach Sean McDermott and staff isn’t the answer - The Athletic (subscription required)
How to follow along with the Pro Bowl coverage
Bills safety Jordan Poyer came through in the clutch in the long drive portion of the NFL’s Pro Bowl Skills Showdown Thursday night. The skills competition continues on Sunday, and the Pro Bowl concludes with a flag football game Sunday afternoon.
- Jordan Poyer’s clutch long drive helps AFC to early lead in NFL’s Pro Bowl Skills Showdown - Buffalo News
- Golf Pro Po? Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer comes up clutch in Pro Bowl Games (Watch) - newyorkupstate.com
- What Bills fans need to know about the 2023 Pro Bowl Games | TV info, schedule of events, skills lineups - BuffaloBills.com
The latest on injured safety Damar Hamlin
More than one month after he suffered a traumatic on-field cardiac arrest incident, safety Damar Hamlin made sure to thank his family, his friends, the medical team and Bills Mafia fans in his first public comments. Plus, Hamlin wants to encourage as many people as possible to learn CPR through a partnership with the American Heart Association.
- Bills’ Damar Hamlin expresses gratitude in first public comments - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
- Bills safety Damar Hamlin partners with American Heart Association in ‘3 for Heart’ challenge - Buffalo News
- Damar Hamlin encourages people to learn CPR through challenge - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
- Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes ‘Damar’s Law’ to require AEDs at school sporting events - Buffalo News
- Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin has one word response for conspiracy theorists on social media - newyorkupstate.com
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