— The Buffalo Bills announced Friday that Jim Schwartz has agreed to terms to become the team’s defensive coordinator. Schwartz, 47, will enter his 21st year in the NFL coaching ranks and ninth as a defensive coordinator. He served in the same capacity with the Tennessee Titans from 2001-08 overseeing a defense that finished in the top 10 in both rushing yards allowed per game (5th-103.5) and third down conversion rate (6th-36.1%) during his tenure. Hired in 2009 as the Detroit Lions head coach, Schwartz led Detroit to a 10-6 record in 2011 en route to the team’s first playoff appearance since 1999.
— Kiko Alonso has been chosen as a 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year finalist. Fans can vote for Kiko on http://www.nfl.com/rookies through Tuesday, January 28 to determine the winner.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 27, 2001 — MARV LEVY IS A HALL OF FAMER
Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy was selected to the class of 2001 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Four Bills participated in the 2014 Pro Bowl last night, including Bills DT Marcell Dareus who tallied 2.0 sacks while helping lead Team Rice to a 22-21 victory.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Kyle Williams, Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle
On Jim Schwartz being named the team’s defensive coordinator:
“He obviously has a proven track record of good defenses during his time in Tennessee and some aggressive defenses in Detroit. We’ve got some good personnel and we know that he is going to put us in position to make plays and make our team the best that we can be. I am excited to see what he has in store for us.”
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