There is speculation that newly named Bills general manager Buddy Nix will give strong consideration to Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the team's vacant head coaching position. The Bills are not expected to retain interim head coach Perry Fewell.

But before Nix considers the Jets' Schottenheimer, he might consider Schottenheimer's father, Marty, the former head coach of the Browns, Chiefs, Redskins and Chargers. Marty has told people he is not interested in returning to the sidelines, but he has been a longtime friend of the 70-year-old Nix. The two were together in San Diego, where Schottenheimer was the head coach and Nix was a member of the team's personnel staff.

Barring a return by Marty Schottenheimer, son Brian might receive consideration, since the Bills are interested in hiring  a head coach with a background in offense.

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The Bills were already turned down by former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan.