Bills to Interview Pat Shurmur for HC

The Buffalo Bills are willing to travel the country to find their next head coach. That search will include Eagles OC Pat Shurmur. Shurmur spent two seasons as the Browns head coach and led the team to a 9-23 record.

The Buffalo Bills said they were 'casting a wide net' to find the right coach to lead the team. They weren't kidding. Today, it was announced that the Bills were granted permission to interview Pat Shurmur, offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles. Mark Maske, an NFL reporter for The Washington Post, was the first to report the news

The Eagles have had a top five offense in terms of yards and points the last two seasons with Shurmur as offensive coordinator, but how much credit does he deserve? Chip Kelly calls plays for the Eagles and has final say on the schemes that Philadelphia runs. That said, it's likely that Shurmur has learned quite a bit under Kelly in the last two seasons and could be able to run a similar offense as a head coach.

Before his stint in Philadelphia, Shurmur was head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2011-2012. During his two seasons in Cleveland, Shurmur's head coaching record was 9-23. His offense ranked 29th and 25th in yards and 30th and 24th in points. 

Shurmur would be a tough sell to Buffalo's fan base, but the Bills are certainly doing their due diligence as they try to fill their head coaching vacancy. 

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