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Some Wondering If Chiefs' Pendergast Could Wind Up In Buffalo

Some folks are wondering if Kansas City Chiefs former defensive coordinator and current assistant defensive coach Clancy Pendergast could wind up with the Buffalo Bills now that Chan Gailey is there. Let me explain a little.

At his introductory press conference in Buffalo, Gailey said he's more open to the idea of running a 3-4 these days because he knows what a pain it is to formulate an offensive game plan against that type of defense. Then, it was reported that the Bills had requested permission to interview Mike Nolan before bolted the Broncos for the Dolphins.

Nolan is a 3-4 guy, which makes you wonder why they wanted to interview him.

This morning, Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News ran down some possible candidates for the Bills defensive coordinator position and included Mr. Pendergast.

Clancy Pendergast ran the 3-4 in Kansas City, though he was recently demoted after just one year as defensive coordinator. Pendergast also ran a 3-4 part of the time in Arizona in 2008. He was a defensive assistant under Gailey in Dallas, and they worked together for eight months in Kansas City in 2009 before Gailey was fired by first-year head coach Todd Haley.

There weren't as many head coaching changes this season so that means there aren't as many coordinators available. And with Gailey's connection to Pendergast, I wouldn't be surprised if this were a possibility.

Also, with Pendergast's demotion from defensive coordinator to an unnamed assistant position, it would be a promotion meaning the Chiefs couldn't block the move. My mistake - Chiefs would have to let him out of his contract. (H/T MRW)

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