Report: Rex, Rob Ryan took step back on defense after poor start

The Buffalo Bills have won three in a row since their 0-2 start, including a shutout of the New England Patriots in Week 4. Apparently a more hands-off approach from the Ryan brothers on defense has helped the team. According to veteran NFL reporter Mike Silver, the Ryans took a step back following the 0-2 start and allowed defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman to handle play calls...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Defensive backs coach Henderson out as Bills shuffle coaches

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson is the odd man out as Rex Ryan reshuffles his staff. The Bills announced on Tuesday that Henderson will not return after completing his third year. Dennis Thurman will take over Henderson's job. Thurman was the Bills defensive coordinator last year, but his role has been diminished after Ryan hired his...
Via Associated Press
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Bills DC Dennis Thurman calls refs a ‘disgrace to the NFL’

The Bills were penalized 15 times for 101 yards on Sunday, which is one of the main reasons they suffered a 23-20 loss to the Eagles, who had just five penalties. It probably goes without saying that Rex Ryan and his staff disagreed with many of the calls. For Bills defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, that is an understatement. After the game, Thurman was spotted in the tunnel...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex: ‘It would be fun’ to add brother to Bills coaching staff

Given that Rob Ryan is now out of a job after the New Orleans Saints relieved him of his defensive coordinator duties with the team Monday, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, admitted he’s intrigued by the notion of adding his twin brother to the team’s coaching staff. Although he did stop well short of actually stating he intends to do so, but added a “never say never...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Less sacks may equal a better defense

The Buffalo Bills have one of the best defensive lines in the entire NFL. Over the last two seasons the Bills have sacked the quarterback a total of 111 times, 54 of which came last season when they led the league in sacks. Even though the defense has ranked first and second respectively in sacks the last two seasons, that doesn't mean the defense has always been playing it's best...
Via FOX Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Dennis Thurman Stick Around with the Buffalo Bills?

ORCHARD PARK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Kyle Williams #95 and Marcell Dareus #99 of the Buffalo Bills celebrate a sack against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 9, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)   The Buffalo Bills head into the 2015 season with a new defensive coordinator among their ranks –...
Via The Sports Journal
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills' Ryan begins filling out staff, hires Thurman as DC

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan has wasted no time assembling his new staff, which will include his longtime assistant Dennis Thurman taking over as defensive coordinator. Thurman held the same role under Ryan with the New York Jets the past two years. The two have worked together since being members of the Baltimore Ravens defensive staff in 2002. Ryan was hired...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Woman allegedly slapped by Jets coach poses nude in modeling shots (PHOTO)

Here's a first look at the model who’s accusing New York Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman of slapping her after she and a pal told him to take a hike at a New Jersey bar.Jessie Steinberg, a self-proclaimed Giants fan and sales rep, appears nude and semi-nude in a series of photos, obtained by the New York Daily News.The 28-year-old Steinberg accused Thurman, a former...
Via The Other Paper
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is New York Jets Defensive Coordinator Dennis Thurman a Victim?

When news broke that New York Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman was being investigated for an incident at a New Jersey club, there were many questions about what transpired.  Apparently a woman accused Thurman of slapping her hand and grazing her face after she flipped him off at the club last week. Courtesy of TMZ While there is some evidence that Thurman might have been...
Via Sportsnaut
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets retain coordinators Mornhinweg, Thurman

The New York Jets have retained several members of coach Rex Ryan's staff, including offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. Ryan keeps most of his staff intact, with assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, offensive line coach Mike Devlin and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal all back after...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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