Football The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time  

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There have been many Buffalo Bills coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best Buffalo Bills coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Buffalo Bills coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.

The Bills have unfortunately never won a Super Bowl, but head coach Mark Levy brought them to the big game four years in a row from 1990-1993. The fact that the Bills went to the Super Bowl four years in a row and never won is still a sore subject for Buffalo natives, and this guy especially. Other great Bills coaches include Chuck Knox and Lou Saban, both of whom had decent playoff runs with Buffalo. 

Who is the greatest Buffalo Bills coach of all time? Will Rex Ryan turn the team around and make them a top contender in the AFC East? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.
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Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 94
Marvin Daniel Levy is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes and in ...more

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Sean McDermott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added age 43
Sean McDermott is a former American football long snapper / tight end in the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001. He played ...more

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Lou Saban is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)
Louis Henry Saban was an American football player and coach. He played for Indiana University in college and as a professional for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference ...more

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Chuck Knox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 87
Charles Robert "Chuck" Knox is a former American football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He is best remembered as head coach of three National Football ...more

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Wade Phillips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 72
Harold Wade Phillips is the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. He is the former head coach of the National Football League's Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys. He was ...more

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Jim Ringo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)
James Stephen "Jim" Ringo was a professional American football player, a Hall of Fame center and coach. He was a ten-time Pro Bowler during his career. Ringo grew up in Phillipsburg, ...more

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Doug Marrone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 55
Douglas Charles Marrone is currently the offensive line coach and assistant to the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was previously the head coach at Syracuse University from 2009 to ...more

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Buster Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)
Garrard Sliger "Buster" Ramsey was an American football player who starred at William and Mary and was the first head coach of the American Football League's Buffalo Bills in 1960. ...more

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Perry Fewell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Perry Fewell age 57
Perry Fewell is an American football coach who currently serves as the defensive backs coach for the Washington Redskins. Before that he served as the interim head coach and defensive ...more

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Mike Mularkey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 58
Michael Rene Mularkey is an American professional football coach. He played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played nine seasons in the National Football League ...more

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Harvey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Harvey Johnson

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Joe Collier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Joe Collier

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Chan Gailey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 67
Thomas Chandler Gailey, Jr. is the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets of the National Football League. Gailey was head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and ...more

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Gregg Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 61
Gregg Williams is the father of American Football player Chase Williams.

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John Rauch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
John Rauch Dec. at 81 (1927-2008)
John "Johnny" Rauch was an American football player and coach. He was head coach of the Oakland Raiders in the team's loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl II in 1968.

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Hank Bullough is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Hank Bullough age 85
Henry Charles "Hank" Bullough is a former American football player and coach. He played college football at Michigan State and graduated in 1954. Bullough was a starting guard for the ...more

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Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 57
Rex Ashley Ryan is the head coach of the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League. After serving as an assistant coach for 22 years, Ryan attained his first head coaching job in the NFL ...more

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Dick Jauron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
age 69
Richard Manuel Jauron is a former National Football League player and coach. He played eight seasons, five with the Detroit Lions and three with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was head coach of the ...more

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Kay Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time
Kay Stephenson age 75
George Kay Stephenson is an American former college and professional football player and current coach, whose latter career has seen him work in four different professional leagues. Stephenson ...more