Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

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Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was sacked by the Bills on Friday after Buffalo was bounced from the playoffs and averaged fewer than six points per game over the final eight games of the season. General manager Brandon Beane, speaking on WGR 550, hardly gave Taylor a vote of confidence, saying that the Bills are "still in the process" of finding a franchise quarterback.

The team announced the move on Friday after the Bills finished 29th in offense.

McDermott was non-committal when discussing potential coaching staff changes during the season-ending news conference on Tuesday. There were reports that McDermott's first choice for offensive coordinator when he got the Bills' job was McCoy. Everyday stuff here, things that happen in the week, in the games, and we talk about those decisions and plan them out. He also said the Bills are "still in the process of getting that accomplished". Running back LeSean McCoy led the team in receptions and no wide receiver had more than 27 catches. The play resulted in an offensive pass interference penalty and three points instead of seven.

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The offensive performance against the Jaguars was emblematic of the Bills' season, marked by negligible production and questionable play-calling. But there is one interesting connection: McDermott and McCoy have the same agent, Bob LaMonte. Two names might rise to the top of the list - former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula. Dennison previously had two stints as the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator (2006-08 and 2015-16) and Houston Texans' offensive coordinator (2010-13), working primarily under Gary Kubiak.

The decision to part ways with Dennison also raised questions about the future of Taylor, who has one year left on his contract.

The quarterback change backfired after Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss.

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