Bills at Dolphins Connections

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills today, the second of the teams' two meetings this year. In today's NFL, there are always connections between the players, the coaches, and the executives of each team.

The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills face off for the second time this season in a few hours. Here is a look at the connections between the two teams.

Hometown Ties

  • Dolphins guard Richie Incognito played for the Bills in 2009
  • Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Miami from 1986-1988, including the 1987 National Championship

Former Teams

  • Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards served as the Bills defensive coordinator from 2001-2011
  • Bills head coach Chan Gailey was the Dolphins offensive coordinator from 2000-2001
  • Bills strength and conditioning coach John Gamble served in the Dolphins strength and conditioning program from 1994-2009
  • Dolphins guard Richie Incognito played for the Bills in 2009
  • Bills quarterback coach David Lee was the Dolphins quarterback coach from 2008-2010
  • Bills linebackers coach Bob Sanders was the Dolphins linebackers foach from 2001-2004
  • Bills quarterback Tyler Thigpen played for the Dolphins from 2009-2010
  • Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt served as the Dolphins defensive coordinator in 1999 and the head coach from 2000-2004

Pro Teammates

  • Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett and tight end Anthony Fasano and Bills special teams coach Bruce DeHaven were all together with the Dallas Cowboys; Burnett and Bills running back Tashard Choice were also together with the Cowboys in 2008
  • Dolphins running back Reggie Bush, Bills fullback Cory McIntyre, and Bills safety Bryan Scott were all teammates with the New Orleans Saints in 2006
  • Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby and Bills offensive coordinator/running backs coach Curtis Modkins were together with the Arizona Cardinals in 2009
  • Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards and Bills secondary coach George Catavolos coached together with the Washington Redskins from 2002-2003
  • Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills wide receiver Ruvell Martin, and Dolphins guard Richie Incognito were teammates with the St. Louis Rams in 2009
  • Dolphins strength and conditioning coach Darren Krein and Bills special teams coordinator Bruce DeHeaven coached together with the Seattle Seahawks from 2007-2009
  • Bills kicker Ryan Lindell and Dolphins strength and conditioning coach Darren Krein were together with the Seattle Seahawks from 2001-2002
  • Bills fullback Corey McIntyre and Dolphins assistant strength and condition coach Dave Puloka were both with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007
  • Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and Bills linebackers coach Bob Sanders coached together with the Green Bay Packers in 2005-2008; Philbin and Bills linebacker Nick Barnett (2003-2010) and wide receiver Ruvell Martin (2006-2008) were also together in Green Bay
  • Bills wide receiver Brad Smith and Dolphins linebacker Jason Trusnik were teammates with the New York Jets from 2007-2009

College Teammates

  • Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and Bills strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano were all together at the University of Tennessee from 2002-2004
  • Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby and Bills defensive end Spencer Johnson were teammates at Auburn from 2001-2003
  • Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay and Dolphins guard Richie Incognito were teammates at Nebraska from 2001-2002
  • Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore and Bills guard Andy Levitre were teammates at Oregon State from 2005-2006
  • Dolphins running backs coach Jeff Nixon and Bills wide receiver Bob Bicknell coached together at Temple University in 2006
  • Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and Bills wide receiver David Nelson were teammates at the University of Florida from 2007-2009, to include the National Championship team in 2009
  • Bills running back C.J. Spiller, Bills tackle Chris Hariston, and Dolphins safety Chris Clemons were teammates at Clemson from 2006-2008
  • Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake and Bills safety Bryan Scott were teammates at Penn State in 2002
  • Bills safety George Wilson and Dolphins defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers were together at the University of Arkansas
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