Glazer: Bills ask Cards, Jets to interview top assistants

Denied so far in their hopes of convincing Bill Cowher to come to

Buffalo, the  Bills have shifted their efforts to some of the

hottest assistants in the playoffs.

The Bills have requested permission to interview Arizona

Cardinals assistant head coach Russ Grimm for Buffalo’s vacant

head-coaching position, has learned.

It is unclear at this point if and when Grimm would interview

for the job as he is preparing the Cardinals to face the New

Orleans Saints this week in the NFC divisional round, with the

Cardinals working on a short week following Sunday’s 51-45 overtime

win over Green Bay.

Additionally, Buffalo also asked another playoff team, the

New York Jets, for clearance to interview offensive coordinator

Brian Scottenheimer — although at this time the Jets have yet to

grant permission.

Originally the Bills had wanted a coach with previous

head-coaching experience, but all along they have also held

assistants such as Grimm and Schottenheimer in very high regard.