After a 6-10 season under first-year head coach Doug Marrone, the Buffalo Bills haven’t made really any significant changes to the staff, other than firing wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard.
On Monday, that changed when the team announced in a release that they have relieved linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach of his duties.
The firing brings Driesbach’s time in the NFL to a close after just one season after spending 36 years in the collegiate ranks.
Firing Driesbach may be considered a surprise to some, actually, as his main focus was on the inside linebackers and he obviously helped mentor one of the best rookies in the NFL in 2013 in inside linebacker Kiko Alonso who had one of the best rookie defensive debuts in quite some time.
With this move, it’s now assumed that Jim O’Neil, who was also brought on staff to work with the backers in 2013, may now just move up to that spot full-time, taking over for Driesbach.