Buffalo Bills Fire Coach


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The Buffalo Bills are coming off a disappointing end to their season, losing 27-10 at home against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional round in the playoffs. Entering the offseason, the Buffalo Bills have started looking toward the future and made the tough decision to fire one of their long-tenured coaches.

According to Buffalo Bills reporter for ESPN, Alaina Getzenberg, the Buffalo Bills have decided to part ways and fire safeties coach Jim Salgado. Jim Salgado had been with Sean McDermott since 2017 as a nickels coach, and this season was his first year as the safeties coach.

The Buffalo Bills safeties this season had a lot of horrendous injuries and scares, including losing Micah Hyde to a serious neck injury that required surgery as well as losing safety Damar Hamlin after he experienced a very serious cardiac event on the playing field.

Throughout his career, Jim Salgado worked as the defensive backs coach for Syracuse for four years, worked at Cornell as the assistant coach and linebackers coach in 2009, joined Princeton University in 2010 where he worked for seven seasons serving as a defensive backs coach, special teams coach, and eventually took over the defensive coordinator position in 2013.

In 2017, Jim Salgado joined the Buffalo Bills as a defensive assistant, where he worked up to nickels coach in 2020 and eventually became safeties coach this season.

His firing may be the first of some shakeups for the Buffalo Bills, who are looking to be able to complete their team and make a deep playoff run and search for the team's first Super Bowl victory.

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