The Buffalo Bills Have a New Assistant Head Coach
The Buffalo Bills will be holding training camp at St. John Fisher University once again this summer.
The first camp practice will be held on July 26th, with the first preseason game being on August 12th against the Indianapolis Colts.
This Bills team is stacked with talent on paper, but because of the playoff disappointment last season, Buffalo is flying a little more under the radar this year. They have Micah Hyde, Von Miller, DaQuan Jones, Jordan Poyer, Tre'Davious White and Josh Allen all healthy by September.
The Bills had some coaching staff changes though.
Leslie Frazier, who has been the defensive coordinator for Buffalo since 2017, left the Bills after the playoff loss to Cincinnati and by all accounts will take this year off from coaching.
Head coach Sean McDermott will be calling the defensive plays for the first time since his last year as the defensive coordinator in Carolina (2016). But the Bills had an opening for assistant head coach and decided to promote someone from within to take that title.
The Bills have announced that Eric Washington has been promoted to assistant head coach and defensive line coach.
Washington has been with the Bills since 2020, when he was first hired as the defensive line coach. Since taking over, Washington has has led one of the best units in football and now, he will overlook all aspects of the team as the assistant head coach.
One of the biggest storylines of this Bills season is how different the defense looks, if any, with McDermott calling the plays. How much influence will Washington have?