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Bush: I’ll have offense down by end of week

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2016 – 10:51 pm

Reggie Bush sees a lot of carry over from previous offensive systems he’s played in to the one Greg Roman runs for the Bills. It has the veteran running back confident that he’ll know the offense completely in short order.

“A lot of the concepts are the same, a lot of the names of the concepts are the same,” said Bush. “Going through the playbook the last couple days, I’ve seen a lot of things that I’m familiar with. A lot of route concepts and a lot of names I’m familiar with. So I’m not going to have any issues with that.”

Even though Wednesday is a day off for the Bills, Bush will be putting in extra time with running backs coach Anthony Lynn to work on mastering the playbook.

“I’ll meet with the running back coach when we have some free time,” said Bush. “We have a day off (Wednesday) so well meet (Wednesday). I’ll be here and well get some extra time, studying the concepts and I’ll do some on my own tonight, (Wednesday). I’ll be caught up by the end of the week.”

 


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Jonathan Williams soaking it up in the RBs room

Posted by Chris Brown on May 13, 2016 – 1:43 pm

Bills fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams was the latest draft choice to sign his rookie contract on Friday. After going through rookie minicamp and this week’s set of offseason conditioning workouts and classroom work, the rookie is impressed with Bills running backs coach and Assistant head coach Anthony Lynn.

“He’s a great teacher,” Williams told Buffalobills.com. “He’s somebody who has actually played the game and his communication is really good. I’m excited to be able to work with him and learn from him.”

Having sat in the running backs room with the rest of the players at his position on the roster, Williams likes the mix of talent they have at the position.

“It’s a really good group,” he said. “I’ve been watching film and seeing LeSean out there and his leadership. Seeing how he goes about his day definitely helps me out as a rookie. There are several guys in there who are older and showing me the ropes and how to be a professional. It’s definitely a good room to be in.”

 


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Report: Anthony Lynn up for 49ers OC job

Posted by Chris Brown on January 20, 2016 – 9:28 am

Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins head coaching jobs over the last few weeks. Despite having a head coach in place in Chip Kelly, the 49ers are calling him back to see if he’s interested in their offensive coordinator position.

That according to FOX Sports Alex Marvez.

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Lynn has long been praised by Bills head coach Rex Ryan as one of the best position coaches in the NFL. He served this past season as Bills Assistant head coach/running backs. Also reported to be in the running for the job is Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and Detroit assistant coach/run game coordinator Curtis Modkins, a former Bills assistant himself under Chan Gailey.

Bills current offensive coordinator Greg Roman did a similar thing last year. After not getting the nod for the Bills head coaching post he eventually took the offensive coordinator job with Buffalo under Rex Ryan.


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Report: Lynn to interview for 49ers HC job

Posted by Chris Brown on January 6, 2016 – 9:20 am

Bills Asst. head coach/RBs coach Anthony Lynn has already interviewed with the Miami Dolphins for their vacant head coaching post. Now he’s reportedly headed west for his next stop as a potential head coaching candidate.

That according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, who is reporting that Lynn is in the process of scheduling an interview with the San Francisco 49ers.

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The 49ers fired head coach Jim Thomsula after just a year on the job.


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Report: Bills RBs coach Lynn to interview for Miami job

Posted by Chris Brown on January 4, 2016 – 2:20 pm

The Miami Dolphins have a vacant head coaching post and one of Buffalo’s assistant coaches will reportedly interview for the position.

Bills Assistant HC/RBs coach Anthony Lynn will interview for the Dolphins head coaching post according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport

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Bills head coach Rex Ryan said just last week that Lynn is a worthy head coaching candidate.


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The one benefit for RB Ricky Seale

Posted by Chris Brown on August 18, 2015 – 10:48 pm

Bills RB Ricky Seale just signed on Tuesday, now he’ll likely be playing the entire second half of Thursday’s preseason game against Cleveland. There’s a reason Buffalo saw an advantage to signing him.

Seale has some measure of knowledge of Buffalo’s offensive scheme.

“Offensive coordinator (Greg Roman) was a coach at Stanford my freshman year, so some of the play jargon I already kind of know which is a good thing,” said Seale. “I know some of it, I don’t know all of it, so I’m looking forward to learning the rest.”

Seale said he’ll be cramming with running backs coach Anthony Lynn all night Tuesday, all day Wednesday and Thursday leading up to the game.


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2 Bills assts. seen as head coaches in waiting

Posted by Chris Brown on June 11, 2015 – 11:26 am

Bills head coach Rex Ryan has said a few times how he has an all-star coaching staff. He’s also mentioned how he has three men on his staff who he thinks will be head coaches soon. Monday Morning Quarterback put together their list of potential future head coaches and a couple of Buffalo assistants made the list.

MMQB had both Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn. Here are the reasons they believe Roman and Lynn could be NFL sideline bosses in the near future.

Greg Roman, Buffalo, offensive coordinator
Age:
42

College: John Carroll
Pro experience: 17 seasons, five as coordinator (San Francisco 2011-14)
Resumé: The fast-rising coordinator has almost two decades of pro experience under his belt (despite having never played in the league) and a monumental test ahead of him. Infamously instructed to “take a hike” by the daughter of Niners general manager Trent Baalke on Twitter, Roman is well-liked in league circles despite a disastrous 2014 season. He takes the Bills job under defensive-minded head coach Rex Ryan, with the challenge of competing in the AFC East, with either Matt Cassel or EJ Manuel as his starting quarterback.
M.O.: Arguably the best running game architect in football today. And he knows it. If that confidence and intelligence translates into strong leadership, he could be some team’s diamond in the rough.

Anthony Lynn, Buffalo, running backs, assistant head coach
Age:
46

College: Texas Tech
Pro experience: 15 seasons
Résumé: Forced to retire early due to neck injuries, Lynn began his coaching career in Denver as a special teams assistant. Three teams later, Lynn coached the Jets’ running backs for all six years of Rex Ryan’s tenure. When Ryan was hired in Buffalo, Lynn followed. Ryan preached ground-and-pound, and Lynn was at the heart of its execution.
M.O.: Running backs coaches aren’t typically considered for head-coaching positions, but his job title in Buffalo includes “assistant head coach” for a reason. He’s a teacher of the game who sticks up for his guys.


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Lynn: taking load off Fred means a better Fred

Posted by Chris Brown on May 19, 2015 – 3:12 pm

Bills RB Fred Jackson has been willing to step into any role in his time with the club. Kick returner, punt returner, running back, third down back, whatever it is Jackson has been up to the task. Over the last few seasons with C.J. Spiller missing time here and there with injuries, it’s forced Jackson to pick up more of the slack and the load. Now at age 34, it’s the Bills looking to avoid a heavy load for Jackson so they can get the best Fred Jackson possible on the field from start to finish this season.

“Fred had over 500 snaps last year and I think he wore down a bit at the end of the season,” said Bills assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn. “If we can take half of that off his plate I think you’ll see a fresher Fred Jackson and a more explosive Fred Jackson.”

Lynn also mentioned that he had no problem with LeSean McCoy logging 300 carries this season if it came to it, claiming it means they’re running the ball successfully and winning games.


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3rd down back requirements take shape

Posted by Chris Brown on May 19, 2015 – 3:03 pm

Bills assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn is eager to get to OTAs where more true on field evaluation can begin for his tailbacks and fullbacks. Those begin next week. On Tuesday he laid out what he’s looking for in terms of a skill set for his third down back, and the number one skill they must possess.

“It depends on the personnel that you have. Number one you have to be able to protect the passer,” said Lynn. “It’s not like the old days where you can have a guy back there who can run routes and catch the ball and create mismatches with a linebacker. He’s got to stay in the pocket and block 250-pound linebackers. So the guy that can do that and get out of the backfield and catch the ball and run after the catch that’s the guy that we’re going to be looking for in training camp.”

Most believe that would give Fred Jackson the edge, knowing how adept he is in pass protection, but Lynn was quick to mention that LeSean McCoy is also pretty solid in that area.

“I think he’s done a good job in that role,” said Lynn of Jackson. “I don’t know if that gives him an advantage. LeSean has been pretty good in that role too. So we’ll see how it plays out in training camp.”


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