After taking a brief appearance in the NFL playoffs, the Buffalo Bills’ focus now shifts to finding new pieces to help them sustain the relative success they have had this season.
Among the first order of business for the Bills is to find a replacement for offensive coordinator, Rick Dennison, who received a pink slip Friday from Buffalo’s management, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
The team announced on Friday that they have fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. The move comes less than a week after the Bills failed to score a touchdown in their 10-3 Wild Card loss to the Jaguars.
Rick Dennison was hired by the Bills to be their offensive coordinator just last year, but the team was clearly unhappy of how things went for Buffalo’s offense under him.
After Buffalo topped the league in rushing yards in 2015 and 2016, the Bills’ run game took a dip in 2017 in which they were just sixth overall in that department.
Buffalo’s offense struggled mightily in 2017, amplified by the fact that the Bills only had 300 yards more in a game just nine times. The Bills ranked just 22nd in scoring points, 29th in total offense, and 31st in passing offense.
Neither Tyrod Taylor nor Nathan went down since the departures of Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins. Buffalo acquired Kelvin Benjamin in a trade, but he was not able to perform at a high level because of injuries.
It’s going to be an interesting offseason for Buffalo.