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Report: Marty Schottenheimer "Badly" Wanted The Bills Job

I swear I didn't intend to have multiple stories on the Buffalo Bills hiring former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey but this particular report involves one of Kansas City's favorite people - Marty Schottenheimer.

According to Tim Graham of, Marty did want back into coaching and he did want the Bills job. Per Graham, he wanted the job "badly".


Bills owner Ralph Wilson, however, wasn't interested, sources close to Schottenheimer informed me Tuesday after the club introduced Chan Gailey as their man.

But the Bills couldn't consider Schottenheimer a candidate because Wilson wasn't comfortable with him, the sources said.

Double wow.

I think the reaction from Brian over at Buffalo Rumblings sums it up well: "Goodbye sanity."

While I've gone on record to say I don't think Chan Gailey is a bad hire for the Bills, I may have to take that back upon hearing that they could've had Marty.

Marty is currently coaching the West squad, against Romeo Crennel, in the East-West Shrine game this weekend.

Possibly adding a little credence to this report is that Marty's son, Brian, declined to interview for the position.

So maybe our old pal Mr. Schottenheimer isn't done in the NFL...

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