Aug 26, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Buffalo Bills guard Greg Van Roten (64), quarterback Josh Allen (17) and offensive coach Joe Brady watch as Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold (not pictured) is carted off the field during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Bills remove interim tag, promote Joe Brady to OC

The Buffalo Bills named Joe Brady as their offensive coordinator on Sunday.

Brady was in his second season as Buffalo’s quarterbacks coach before he was promoted to interim offensive coordinator in mid-November after Ken Dorsey was fired.

Dorsey was dismissed on Nov. 14, one day after the Bills lost 24-22 to the Denver Broncos to fall to 5-5 on the season.

Under Brady, the Bills won six of their last seven games of the season to capture the AFC East title for the fourth year in a row. They also defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card round before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round on Jan. 21.

Brady, 34, also served as the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator for two seasons (2020-21). He was an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints for two seasons (2017-18) and spent the 2019 season as passing coordinator for LSU’s national championship team.

–Field Level Media

Sep 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey stands on the field prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Bills fire Ken Dorsey, tab Joe Brady as interim OC

The Buffalo Bills fired offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey on Tuesday and named quarterbacks coach Joe Brady to the post on an interim basis.

The moves came hours after the Bills committed four turnovers in a 24-22 setback to the Denver Broncos in Orchard Park, N.Y. The loss was the second in a row for Buffalo (5-5), which trails the AFC East-leading Miami Dolphins (6-3) by 1 1/2 games.

The Bills rank eighth in the NFL in points per game (26.2) and seventh in total offense (370.1 yards per game). Buffalo, however, is tied for second in total turnovers (18), with star quarterback Josh Allen responsible for 13 of them (11 interceptions, two fumbles).

Dorsey, 42, replaced Brian Daboll in the role after Daboll departed to become the head coach of the New York Giants prior to the 2022 season. Buffalo finished second in the NFL in points (28.4) and total yards (397.6) last season.

Dorsey worked the previous three seasons (2019-21) as the team’s quarterbacks coach after spending seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers (2011-17).

Brady, 34, spent 2020-21 as the offensive coordinator with the Panthers before joining the Bills in 2022 as the QBs coach.

–Field Level Media

Aug 27, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA;  Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers part ways with OC Joe Brady

The Carolina Panthers fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady on Sunday with five games remaining in his second season with the team.

Senior offensive assistant Jeff Nixon will assume Brady’s duties for the remainder of the season.

The Panthers (5-7) are on their bye week and have lost three of their last four games.

“I met with Joe this morning and informed him that I have decided to make a change,” head coach Matt Rhule told the team website on Sunday. “I’m very grateful to him for his time and effort in helping us get established over this past year and a half.”

Brady, 32, was the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach at LSU during the Tigers’ unbeaten national championship season in 2019. He received the Broyles Award that year as the best assistant in college football.

Prior to that, he was an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints from 2017-18.

Entering Sunday, the Panthers ranked 28th in the NFL in total offense (308.7 yards per game).

–Field Level Media