Shanahan meets with Bills' Brandon in Denver

From Adam Schefter of

Former Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan met for seven hours in Denver with Buffalo Bills chief operating officer Russ Brandon on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Brandon delivered what was said to be a persuasive presentation about why Shanahan should be interested in the Bills. He pitched Shanahan on the merits of the market, the condition of the franchise and what a good match it could be.

The two sides did agree on one point: Each would take its time in this process, making sure it makes the right decision about what's next for each.

"We had an excellent meeting," Shanahan said Wednesday. "I was really impressed with Russ Brandon and everything he had to say. We're going to stay in touch and see what develops."

The Bills want to thoroughly investigate all the coaches that are and could be available, even though they clearly are serious about Shanahan. At the same time, Shanahan would like to see what opportunities could be out there for him to return to the NFL in 2010.

The Bills fired Dick Jauron last week and named defensive coordinator Perry Fewell interim coach.


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