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#pounditFriday, July 23, 2021

Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

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The Buffalo Bills exceeded expectations by reaching the postseason this year, but that will not be enough for certain members of their coaching staff to keep their jobs.

On Friday, the Bills announced that they have fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, who was with the team for just one season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media was told that Dennison’s dismissal could be part of a bigger coaching shakeup.

Dennison joined Sean McDermott’s staff last offseason after spending the previous two years as the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. It’s unclear how much say he had in Buffalo’s controversial decision to bench Tyrod Taylor earlier in the year in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman, which ended up being a disaster.

The Bills ranked 29th in the NFL in total offense this season and 31st in passing. A strong running game led by LeSean McCoy was one of the biggest reasons they were able to remain in the playoff hunt all season.

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