I'm not sure if it's clumsy wording or if it's precisely the way it's intended, but the Buffalo Bills official website suggested former Bears coach Lovie Smith initiated contact with the club and its search committee "obliged."
The lead to the Bills' website story on Smith's interview is: "He expressed a genuine interest in the Buffalo coaching vacancy and the Bills coaching search committee obliged as they sat down with former Bears head coach Lovie Smith."
Buffalobills.com then confirmed the interview took place Friday.
But Smith wasn't the only coach the Bills interviewed Friday.
The club also interviewed Oregon coach Chip Kelly and Syracuse coach Doug Marrone in Arizona.
Smith hasn't commented publicly since the Bears fired him on Monday. The Bills were the first team he was linked to, along with the San Diego Chargers.
Click here to see the Bills' website story.