The Bills top target heading in was Jon Gruden, apparently he wants more control over the team than the Bills are willing to fork over...The interest in Morrone is coming from Whaley....Russ wants to hire a coach that will get along with the FO, which is why Whisenhunt and the other two from the Cards are being mentioned...The Bills fully intend to talk to Chip Kelly and may have already done so...The Bills are being quiet on Lovie Smith and its not believed he's going to be someone they persue as a HC, though that can change if they don't have a good trip in Zona...Also the Bills prefer to keep the 4-3, its not make or break but going into the interviews they will ask if a coach runs a 3-4 if they would be willing to run a 4-3
My opinions on this are it seems like they want Kelly and if they fail to get Kelly they will go through the interview process with everyone they have lined up and line up 2nd interviews for some...it also seems like if Whaley were making the hire he'd hire Marrone, which to me if your going to trust him to be your GM you should trust him to have a big say in who the coach is...I'm a little dissapointed to hear theres no interest right now in Lovie, I think he'd be the best fit for this team so long as he hired a good OC...Nothing was said about McCoy other than the Bills may head to Colorado after Arizona, I'm guessing it would be to interview him...
As a fan I don't think Whisenhunt is that bad, I just prefer to go with someone that either has a good track record or someone that has yet to be a coach and is hungry to make a name for themselves. I liked Horton about two months ago but now not so much, they do have good talent on the defense and while he did do well with it you have to wonder if thats because of the talent. I also don't like a man in his 50's to be sporting braids or cornrows, just like I wouldn't want our coach sporting a mullet, just seems like they are looking for attention.
I'm not sure how I'd feel about Kelly, on one hand I'd be excited the Bills went after a hot name and on the other hand I'd be worried since he doesn't have any NFL exp...it should be a fun off-season though