When Pepper Johnson announced that Former New England Patriots assistant coach Pepper Johnson agreed to join the Buffalo Bills' coaching staff Friday, the Bills announced. Johnson will serve as defensive line coach and work under defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz (former Lions head coach), who was hired last week. It's not a step up for Johnson position wise. He was defensive line coach for the Patriots for many years, before moving to linebackers most recently. Still, perhaps he feels he might be able to make a good impression in Buffalo to potentially take over Jim Schwartz's spot as defensive coordinator if Schwartz leaves for another head coaching job. Of course, that's a lot of maybes. Best of luck to Johnson next year, except in the two games he plays the Pats.