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Broncos study Bills' coaching tree

The Denver Broncos have three former Bills coaches in their sights, according to their new vice president of football operations, John Elway, the Denver Post reports. In addition to Mike Mularkey, Denver intends to line up interviews with Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Broncos interim coach Eric Studesville, the former Bills running backs coach, also is a candidate.

Williams, Bills head coach from 2001-2003, won a Super Bowl ring with New Orleans last year and is preparing for a Saints wild-card game this week. New Orleans' defense ranks fourth in the NFL this season.

Fewell, Bills defensive chief under Dick Jauron and interim Bills coach last season, coached the Giants defense to a seventh-place ranking in yards allowed this year. The Panthers, Browns and 49ers also have requested to interview Fewell, according to media reports.

Fewell definitely helped his coaching profile this year. The Giants were 13th in yards allowed last year. They improved from 30th in points allowed to 17th this year. They would have been a lot lower, too, if the Giants' offense hadn't led the NFL in giveaways with 42. 

Meanwhile, another former Bills aide, Giants offensive coordiantor Kevin Gilbride, is rumored to be a candidate for the head-coaching opening at UConn. Gilbride is a native of New Haven, Conn.

---Mark Gaughan

 

 

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