Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

Aug 25 2013 Houston TX USA Houston Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison gestures during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Now the real work begins for general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott.

Though the 17-year playoff drought for the Bills is all but over, the team will still need to shake things up to find some sort of fluidity on offense.

McDermott was non-committal when discussing potential coaching staff changes during the season-ending news conference on Tuesday. The Bills finished 29th in offense.

Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo: He has interviewed for the Arizona Cardinals' still-vacant head coaching job, and until that is filled, it can not be determined whether DeFilippo will be a candidate for the Bills' offensive coordinator vacancy.

"It'll be a collaborative deal, [but] at the end of the day, it'll be my decision to make", Beane said.

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Under Dennison's watch, the Bills took a big step back with the same quarterback, running back, and most of the offensive line still in place.

The play resulted in an offensive pass interference penalty on wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and the Bills settled for a field goal in the 10-3 loss. "That's probably one of them".

Dennison was Kubiak's offensive coordinator in Houston from 2010-13 and had a previous stint as the Broncos' offensive coordinator from 2006-08. The Jaguars allowed 16.8 points per game in the regular season and gave up 44 points to the hot hand of 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 16, so clearly there was room for improvement for the Bills' offense.

The decision to part ways with Dennison also raised questions about the future of Taylor, who has one year left on his contract.

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