ORCHARD PARK, NY (WKBW) — When an NFL team plays well the coordinators get noticed, and that's continuing to happen in Orchard Park.
Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott knows how valuable his assistants Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier are and says either one of them can succeed as a head coach in the NFL.
"You want to be prepared for the next step as professionals. I would recommend Brian or Leslie for the next step," McDermott told reporters Monday evening. "Both have done a phenomenal job. That's what comes with success. I'm very happy for both of those men and I think they're both well deserved."
Both Frazier and Daboll have been candidates for head coaching jobs in the past and Daboll seems to be getting more and more rumored attention. Back in January 2020, Daboll interviewed with the Cleveland Browns and a year later, is being rumored as a possible candidate for a few vacancies.
But while Daboll's name is being tossed around, the third-year offensive coordinator is focused on his current job.
"It's really hard to win in this league. You learn real quick that you better focus on the things you can control and the task at hand," Daboll said. "You can't let your mind drift into those because then you wouldn't be doing your job as good as you can do it and that's what you need to do."
It's no surprise Daboll is gaining national attention. He's formed a great relationship with QB Josh Allen and the two have helped this offense turn into a high-scoring one. His play-calling is fun to watch and the players have a lot of respect for the guy calling the shots.
"I love him not just as a coach, but as a person. He's an awesome dude. He's one of the best if not the best offensive coordinators in the game right now," Allen told reporters after the team's win over Denver. "The innovative ways he finds to get the ball to our guys, it's fun to be a part of. I'm just glad I've been able to have him the last three years and watch our relationship grow. He's one of the good ones."
The Bills play the New England Patriots on Monday, December 28th and wrap up the regular season January 3rd against the Miami Dolphins.