The Buffalo Bills wasted little time in searching for their new defensive coordinator, naming former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz to the position.
The Bills announced the hiring of Schwartz just a day after losing Mike Pettine to the Cleveland Browns, after their drawn out process in searching for their man. In Schwartz, the Bills will get an aggressive defensive mind, who created a stout defense in Detroit, which helped lead the franchise to the playoffs in 2011, their first since 1999. Yes, 1999 is the same year that last saw Buffalo in the playoffs.
The move didn't take long to make, and Doug Marrone is excited with the addition.
“We are excited to add a talented and accomplished coordinator in Jim Schwartz to our staff,” Marrone told buffalobills.com. “Schwartz has led aggressive and productive defensive units throughout his time in the NFL and we feel our defense will continue to improve under his leadership.”
With the hiring of Pettine, followed by the hiring of Schwartz, the Bills are making a statement to the rest of the league. The defense faced when playing against Buffalo will be aggressive, and will be very tough to play against.
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