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BDC 1/9: PFF Recognizes Six Bills

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on January 9, 2013 – 1:49 pm

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DAILY REPORT
– Six Bills were named to the Pro Football Focus All-AFC East Team.  The Bills selections are RB C.J. Spiller, WR Stevie Johnson, OG Andy Levitre, DT Kyle Williams, FS Jairus Byrd and KR Leodis McKelvin.  2012 PFF All-AFC East Team >>>  

– USA Football has selected Buffalo Bills kick returner LEODIS McKELVIN as the return specialist on the 2012 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players – 11 offense, 11 defense and four special teams – who exhibit exemplary football techniques for youth players to emulate. 

Each player chosen for the All-Fundamentals Team will receive a $1,500 equipment grant from USA Football to donate to the youth or high school football program of his choice. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States, is the official youth football development partner of the Bills, the NFL and each of the league’s other 31 teams.

A fan vote will determine All-Fundamentals Team captains at www.facebook.com/usafootball. Fans may vote for one captain on offense, defense and special teams. USA Football will award each of the three captains a $3,000 equipment grant to donate and an All-Fundamentals Team helmet trophy. Voting is open through Jan. 21.

– Appearing Tuesday night on The John Murphy ShowDaryl “Moose” Johnston said Marrone will coach with an aggressive style when he takes over the Bills.  

Johnston was a college teammate of Marrone’s at Syracuse University in the 1980s. Johnston spent his freshman and redshirt-freshman seasons watching Marrone act as one of the leaders of the Orange offensive line. And the former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl fullback says Marrone will install an aggressive style for the Bills.  

“I anticipate Doug to be an aggressive guy, I really do,” Johnston said Tuesday night, when he appeared on The John Murphy Show. “I expect him to be an aggressive guy down the field. I expect him to be aggressive with his special teams play. I would expect the coordinators to be that style—it’s not going to be a ‘bend but don’t break’ style on defense.”

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 9, 1991 — BRUCE SMITH NAMED 1990 NFL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bills DE Bruce Smith was named the Associated Press’ NFL Defensive Player of the Year for 1990. The National Sports Daily named Smith its NFL MVP, and United Press International named him their AFC Defensive Player of the Year.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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On this day 22 years ago, Bills DE Bruce Smith was named the Associated Press’ NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Saints QB Drew Brees on Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone

“I am thrilled for Doug and his family.  I really enjoyed my time working with him when he was here with the Saints. Doug is a coach who deeply cares about his players. It was fun to watch him resurrect the program at his alma mater, Syracuse, and I know that the feeling in our organization was that he would have success doing that very quickly. This is a great opportunity for Doug and I can tell you that there are a lot of people here at the Saints that are proud to see him having earned this opportunity with the Bills.”

DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-Marrone’s first hire is a familiar face

Buffalo News-Marrone’s success or failure a coin flip

Buffalo News-Erie County Legislature to begin review of stadium lease deal Jan. 15

Sports Illustrated-Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills

Sports Illustrated-Doug Marrone’s first challenge? Finding the right defensive coordinator

NFL.com-Doug Marrone can solve Buffalo Bills’ Ryan Fitzpatrick problem

New York Times-Marrone Nabs Unlikely Seat in Coaching Musical Chairs

Canandaigua Daily Messenger-Thoughts on Marrone coming to Buffalo

Syracuse Post-Standard-Syracuse football offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will join Doug Marrone in Buffalo

Wellsville Daily Reporter-Bills wisely go bold with Marrone

BuffaloBills.com-Coordinator search already in motion

Audio/Video/Photo Clip 

BuffaloBills.com
Fitz Jack Black Promo
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone: ‘I wanted to be here’

WGR 550
Bills peg Hackett as Offensive Coordinator
What would the Bills look like as a 3-4 team?
1/8 Joe B willing to give new Bills coach Marrone a shot
1/8 Former Bills tight end Mark Campbell on playing for Doug Marrone

Pro Football Talk Live
ProFootballTalk: One-on-one with new Bills coach Doug Marrone

WGRZ
Hackett Next Bills Offensive Coordinator

WHAM
Bills Set To Hire Hackett as Offensive Coordinator

WIVB
Report: Marrone to hire Hackett

WKBW
Reports: Bills hire Nathaniel Hackett as Offensive Coordinator

WBBZ
Bills RB Fred Jackson and Hall of Fame Guest Thurman Thomas React to new Bills Coach Doug Marrone on WBBZ-TV’s “Fred Jackson Show” 

Syracuse.com
Doug Marrone Buffalo Bills Local Press Interview

Fan 590
Russ Brandon

YNNCould Nassib follow Marrone?

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
“Moose” says Marrone will be aggressive, Spiller on the radio, John Murphy Show for Tuesday night, Geno Smith says no thanks to Senior Bowl, Ryan: Pettine will interview with Bills today

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Bills’ K-Gun offense influential to new OC Nathaniel Hackett
New Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett at a glance
Audio: Bills talk with new Buffalo sports station 1270 The Fan
Chargers expressed legitimate interest in Doug Marrone
New Bills coach Doug Marrone’s letter to season-ticket holders
Bills GM Buddy Nix was very familiar with Doug Marrone
Rex Ryan wishes Mike Pettine ‘all the best unless he goes to Buffalo’
Rex Ryan’s top D aide ready to meet Bills, make his own way
Doug Marrone’s impact resonated with All-Pro center Kevin Mawae

Around the League (NFL.com)
Nathaniel Hackett reportedly will be Buffalo Bills’ OC

Pro Football Talk
Marrone brings Syracuse offensive coordinator to Buffalo
Marrone will have inside info on two QB possibilities

Buffalo Rumblings
Which Buffalo Bills Assistant Coaches Would You Like To See Retained?

Pro Football Weekly
Hackett hired as Bills offensive coordinator


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