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Over the past three seasons, the Bills coaching staff under Gregg Williams suffered a serious credibility issue. <P> The one-time Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator had never been an NFL head coach when hired by Buffalo in February 2001, but instead of surrounding himself with experienced help, Williams hired six assistants who had never coached in the league. Williams was 3-13 his first season and 17-31 overall when he was fired.

New Bills coach Mike Mularkey, also a rookie head coach, isn't making the same mistake. Not one member of his 15-person staff that was completed this week is new to the NFL and plenty of his assistants have gray hair and strong resumes, including quarterbacks coach Sam Wyche, 59; offensive line coach Jim McNally, 60; defensive backs coach Steve Szabo, 60; and special teams coach Bobby...

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