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A new candidate mentioned

Posted by Chris Brown on January 10, 2010 – 1:45 pm

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen in describing some dark horse candidates for Bills head coach mentioned a new name Sunday.

Mortensen, on ‘ESPN NFL Countdown’ called Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer a “sleeper” candidate in his opinion and also mentioned Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as a sleeper candidate for the job.

This is the first time Garrett has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the job. Garrett is the highest paid assistant coach in football at $3 million a year.

He’s been up for head coaching job before including Baltimore and Atlanta after the 2007 season, but he chose to stay with Dallas. Last offseason he was a finalist for the Rams job, but it eventually went to Steve Spagnuolo.

He would be a highly qualified offensive-minded head coach, something many outside observers feel the Bills need. Of course an offensive-minded coach typically wants a quarterback to work with, which was part of the reason he didn’t take the Baltimore or Atlanta jobs, which later drafted Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan. `

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