Ken Whisenhunt reportedly on Buffalo Bills' radar

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Updated: Jan. 1, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.'s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Lovie Smith is interested in coaching the Buffalo Bills, but the former leader of the Chicago Bears will have competition for the role.

Citing a league source, Tim Graham of The Buffalo News reported Tuesday that Ken Whisenhunt is on the radar of Bills CEO Russ Brandon, who is fond of the former Arizona Cardinals coach and would like to make him Chan Gailey's successor.

Whisenhunt was fired by the Cardinals on Monday after going 45-41 over six seasons in Arizona. The organization lost patience with Whisenhunt after this year's 5-11 debacle, but the Bills also see a coach who turned a longtime loser into a Super Bowl entry in 2009.

Whoever takes over in Buffalo will be asked to work alongside general manager Buddy Nix, who will be retained by the Bills despite a 16-32 record during his tenure in the front office.

The Bills are a busy bunch. They reportedly lan to interview Syracuse coach Doug Marrone and meet with Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who was retained by Arizona and reportedly is in the running to take over for Whiz.

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