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Marrone’s role in draft room

Posted by Chris Brown on April 24, 2013 – 5:24 pm

Appearing in an interview tonight on the Bills Draft Special on WKBW-TV Channel 7 presented by New Era at 7 pm, Doug Marrone outlined what his role will be in the draft room on draft day.

Marrone first explained his measure of experience in NFL draft rooms knowing it’s his first NFL draft as a head coach.

“My last job in the NFL (OC in New Orleans) I was in the draft meetings so you know what’s going on and you know you’re looking at the board and phone calls are coming in and there are different options going on,” Marrone said. “I’m there to support whatever views we’ve had as a coaching staff if asked. I’m looking forward to being in that draft room with Buddy and Doug and the scouts.”

Marrone then said he’ll essentially serve as a sounding board for Buddy Nix and Doug Whaley if called upon over the next three days.

“I think what happens is as we go on and there may be two players out there that may be looking close to the same,” said Marrone. “And sometimes the coach might be asked here are these two players and we think they’re largely the same, which one would you like? When those things come in you’re able to voice an opinion. You’re there to have an opinion, but not a dictatorship. I’m there to support and do whatever I can to help the scouts and Buddy and Doug with whatever their decisions may be.”

To see the whole interview tune in to Channel 7 tonight at 7 pm.


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