Report: Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll picked Bills over Colts
By: Nick Wojton
The Indianapolis Colts are making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The Buffalo Bills’ newly hired offensive coordinator in Brian Daboll added a little insult to injury as well.
On Tuesday, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out of an offer to become Indy’s next head coach. According to Ed Werder, formerly of ESPN, Daboll nearly went with him. Hindsight 20/20, but a great decision by Daboll.
Werder reported that Daboll was offered a job on the Colts offensive coaching staff but opted for Buffalo instead. It’s not clear what position he would have served with in Indianapolis.
Werder cited “family reasons” as to why Daboll picked Buffalo.
That logic completely checks out, as Daboll has a long background in western New York, having attended both St. Francis High School and the University of Rochester.
During his first press conference with the western New York media during the Senior Bowl, Daboll called himself a “Buffalo guy.”
“Yeah, I mean I love Buffalo,” Daboll said. “Grew up a huge Buffalo Bills fan. But again, it had to be the right situation, too. I just think with Sean and Brandon and the Pegulas, I had a really good feel about this place. It was a good opportunity and I made it in the best interest of our family.
Daboll and McDaniels previously spent time together on the Pats coaching staff. Daboll certainly dodged a bullet. Matt Eberflus left the Dallas Cowboys and already signed with the Colts to become their defensive coordinator under McDaniels.
Eberflus is still under contract despite McDaniels’ decision to back out. The same would have happened to Daboll.