Inside The Bills

Marrone had different purpose in Mobile

Posted by Chris Brown on January 22, 2013 – 10:44 pm

As reported in Bills Focus on Buffalobills.com by play-by-play man John Murphy on assignment at the Senior Bowl, Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone made a pitstop in Mobile on Tuesday, but his primary purpose wasn’t to get more familiar with the draft prospects on hand.

Marrone’s main aim was to meet the Bills scouting staff as a group.

“It was important, the one part of the organization I hadn’t met yet was the scouts,” Marrone told Buffalobills.com. “I just wanted to make sure I got down here and introduce myself to them and get a feel, and for them to get to know me a little better. I wanted to tell them how I excited I am, and the coaches, to be working with them, so we had a meeting.  Then coming out here, and I’m trying to get a feel for the rest of the young players that we have out here.”

Marrone is already back in Buffalo after departing from Mobile Tuesday afternoon. While he recognizes the importance of the Senior Bowl, with his staff and team in a transitional stage it’s more important to assess the talent that’s already on his roster rather than the prospective talent that could be added in late April.

“We have a lot of work up in Buffalo,” he said. “I think we’re ahead in a lot of different areas, but we wanna get back up there. We finally have the full staff together.

“We’re excited about the players that we have on our football team. We’re looking at them and evaluating them and that’s a process, that takes a while. It’s not like you just watch a bunch of tape and then you go ahead. So we’re doing that, but we’re getting a lot of things set up—we’re getting our schedule set up for minicamps and OTAs and things like that, getting our daily schedule set up, getting our playbooks, making sure they’re organized and getting them together.  That’s what  really going on right now.”

 


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