Posted by Andy Benoit
Since being fired at Pitt, Dave Wannstedt has been a hot NFL defensive coordinating prospect for 2010. It’s been rumored that the former Bears and Dolphins head coach has drawn interest from the Chargers and Browns – two teams in need of a defensive coordinator.
A third team jumped into the fray: Buffalo. Chan Gailey was the offensive coordinator on Wannstedt’s Dolphins staff in 2000 and 2001. The Bills defensive staff met with the former Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator (Cowboys ’92) on Thursday.
“He’s extremely knowledgeable,” Gailey told Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com. “He’s a great human being. A great team guy and he would bring some intensity to our team because I know what burns inside of him.”
There is an opening at the linebacker coach position on Buffalo’s staff, though if Wannstedt came aboard his duties would likely reach beyond those of a traditional positional assistant.
“I think he would be a very good fit, but it remains to be seen if this is something he would like to do or not,” Gailey said. “So he’ll have to think about it and see what direction he wants to go.”
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