Buffalo Bills embrace change with roster and coaching staff

ORCHARD PARK, NY [WKBW] – For years we’ve heard the word continuity around One Bills Drive, but as the team prepares for the 2022 season, things are a little different.

“I think change is good and can be good if handled well,” Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said.

With sky-high expectations, the Bills and McDermott will have to adjust to new faces on the coaching staff. Former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is now the head coach of the New York Giants. Ken Dorsey, who has coached the Bills QB for the past three seasons, was promoted to OC to replace Daboll. Former special teams coordinator Heath Farwell is now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Aaron Kromer, who coached Bills Offensive Line from 2015 to 2016, returns to replace Bobby Johnson, who joined Daboll in New York.

But despite all the changes, McDermott sees an opportunity for continued growth.

“We were able to bring in veteran coaches and younger coaches who are wet behind their ears,” McDermott said. “It’s exciting to see them have a real passion for the game and the coaching profession.”

Perhaps no move on the coaching staff is more important than Dorsey’s promotion. Although the sample size is small, the face of the franchise seems to think it’s off to a good start.

“When we first hired him as offensive coordinator here, I couldn’t be happier,” Bills quarterback Josh Allen said. “You know, just knowing the verb and the terminology and the competitive spirit that he and I share. He’s a really, really good fit and I’m glad he’s calling live plays for us.”

Although Dorsey and Daboll have different training philosophies, they also have a lot in common, and this is on full display every time the team steps onto the training ground.

“The one thing they share is an extremely competitive nature,” Allen added. “They get excited in practice and they start yelping a bit with the defensive guys and they want to do their best, so I’m excited for that.”

The Bills still have two OTA sessions before the start of the mandatory mini camp in mid-June.