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“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more of it I have.” –Thomas Jefferson

Joe Schoen landed the General Manager gig while Brian Daboll scored the head coaching job with the New Jersey Football Giants. They took offensive line coach Bobby Johnson with them.

“You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them” –Saji Ijiyemi

Buffalo Bills QB coach Ken Dorsey, the all-time winningest college quarterback, is the team’s new offensive coordinator. The Bills interviewed multiple candidates from outside the organization but went with the man who helped develop Josh Allen in so many areas over the past three seasons.

Dorsey won a National Championship with the Miami Hurricanes and was a two-time candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Drafted by the San Fransisco 49ers, Dorsey spent several seasons there. He was traded to the Cleveland Browns, where he spent some time, and finished his playing days for Toronto in the CFL.

Dorsey spent a year as a scout for the Carolina Panthers before transitioning to the world of coaching. He handled quarterbacks for several years. Then, he moved on to Buffalo, living happily ever after.

Turnover like such is part of the process as a team improves to one of the top guns on both sides of the ball. Hopefully, the McBeane team continues to produce quality (poachable) coaches. That would indicate the Buffalo Bills have continued winning. For years, teams acquired the services of understudies of the likes of Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, Andy Reid, Jimmy Johnson, and Bill Belichick. Many others have received golden opportunities for advancement from other consistent winning organizations.

Said, woman, take it slow and it’ll work itself out fine. All we need is just a little patience. Said, sugar, make it slow and we’ll come together fine.
All we need is just a little patience. Patience, mm yeah
” –Guns ‘N Roses

Complainers will complain. I see this as an opportunity to improve. McBeane asked us for a tad of patience by trusting the process. We trusted them and were rewarded with playoff berths in four out of five seasons. We have won several playoff games and captured two division titles. This past season, Buffalo was many experts’ pick to win the Super Bowl. After 17 seasons missing the playoffs, being relevant again certainly is gratifying.

“Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of the process” –Elif Shafak

This is not the Rex Ryan attempt at “building a bully” overnight. The McBeane administration thrives on discipline and attention to detail.

It looks like Joe Brady will be the new Quarterbacks coach at One Bills Drive. He played wide receiver at William and Mary. He was the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. Brady was also an offensive assistant under Sean Payton for the Saints.

Sean Peyton, of course, is most famous for being portrayed by Kevin James in the Netflix movie Home Team. I just so happened to watch it last night. Sean Peyton actually has a cameo role in the movie as a janitor with a bad wig. Surely, I jest.

I am semi-retired leaving my enjoyable 24 year management career due to multiple health issues. My dad retired from The Buffalo News after 49 years. I have been an avid fan for quite some time. Got that Marv Levy Fight Song In My Head for absolutely no reason.

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