The Buffalo Bills have interviewed a clean dozen candidates for their vacant head coaching job to this point - and more may well be on the way - but former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is the first that we know of to get a second interview. That's happening tomorrow (Sunday) in Florida, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bills are bringing back former Jets HC Rex Ryan for a second interview tonight in Florida, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2015
It's a quick turnaround for the two sides, as Ryan met with Bills brass on Thursday, January 8, as well.
As Adam Schefter said, Rex Ryan is meeting with the #Bills again. Source says the interest is mutual, but too early to tell if it'll happen.— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) January 10, 2015
Earlier this week, ESPN's John Clayton appeared on WGR 550's Schopp and the Bulldog, where he reported that Ryan is "aligned" with former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman, who would conceivably serve as Ryan's offensive coordinator were he to land a head coaching gig. That would be welcome news for Bills fans that have grown frustrated with the Bills' anemic attack over the last two seasons - though it might also quickly kill any speculation that the Bills would trade for Jay Cutler, as well.
Ryan, 52, has spent the last six seasons coaching the Jets, where he posted a 46-50 record overall and made two playoff appearances.