When Buffalo Bills assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier announced he was taking a year off from coaching, it left a void on the team’s coaching staff. Who would call the defensive plays for a Bills defense that has been among the league’s best since head coach Sean McDermott came to Buffalo?
Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks leads off by discussing the news that, rather than bringing in an external voice, McDermott will handle the defensive play-calling for Buffalo this year.
Sean McDermott will call defensive plays in 2023
McDermott, who has a strong defensive background in the NFL, announced during the NFL’s Annual League meeting that he will call Buffalo’s defensive plays this year.
- Bills’ Sean McDermott will call defensive plays in 2023: 5 things coach said at NFL’s Annual Meeting - newyorkupstate.com
- Observations: Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says plan is for him to call defensive plays - Buffalo News
- Ryan O’Halloran: Sean McDermott naming himself defensive play-caller may be game-changing move - Buffalo News
- Sean McDermott says he will call Bills’ defense this season - Buffalo Bills blog ESPN.com
- Sean McDermott to call defensive plays in 2023 + more things we learned from NFL Owners Meetings - BuffaloBills.com
Bills add free agent safety Taylor Rapp
Buffalo is bringing in Rapp, a talented, veteran safety, on a one-year contract. Rapp, 25, was a second-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 2019, winning a Super Bowl with the team while starting 47 out of 58 regular-season games.
- Buffalo Bills to sign safety Taylor Rapp to one-year deal - Buffalo News
- Report: Bills sign safety Taylor Rapp to one-year contract - WGR 550
- Bills news, notes: Former Rams safety signs with Buffalo; McDermott to call defensive plays - Democrat & Chronicle
- Who is Taylor Rapp? Buffalo Bills add starting caliber safety to defense (7 things to know) - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills signing Rams safety Taylor Rapp to a one-year deal (report) - newyorkupstate.com
The latest DeAndre Hopkins news
It’s been all quiet on the DeAndre Hopkins trade rumors since the talented wide receiver was linked to the Bills late last week. Get the latest news on a potential Bills’ trade for Hopkins.
- Brandon Beane addresses DeAndre Hopkins to Bills speculation - WGR 550
- Bills’ Brandon Beane addresses DeAndre Hopkins rumors, Odell Beckham Jr. pursuit at NFL Meeting - newyorkupstate.com
- Report: Arizona Cardinals give DeAndre Hopkins permission to talk to other teams - Buffalo News
Even more Bills news
The Bills have re-signed offensive lineman David Quessenberry and are hosting defensive tackle Jordan Phillips for a free-agent visit. Plus, learn why McDermott is excited to see how the middle linebacker competition plays out, and see where Buffalo checks in on the latest NFL power rankings.
- Bills re-sign OL David Quessenberry - BuffaloBills.com
- Report: Buffalo Bills host Jordan Phillips on free agent visit - Buffalo News
- McDermott excited to see competition at middle linebacker - WGR 550
- NFL Power Rankings 2023: 32-team poll after free agency - ESPN.com
- NFL Power Rankings post-free agency: Jets rise as we await the Aaron Rodgers deal - The Athletic (subscription required)
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