As we covered this morning on Buffalobills.com head coach Doug Marrone has effectively pushed the negative from the collective consciousness of the Bills locker room. They’re thinking more about the next play and less about the consequences of a negative one. That has led to the development of better mental toughness, something that has been sorely lacking over the past dozen years. Apparently others are taking notice.
Sportsnet’s Jeff Simmons wrote the following about Marrone’s ability to pull the level best from players despite the adversity the team has experienced due to injuries, most notably in the secondary and at quarterback so far this season. Here’s what he wrote.
Marrone getting the most out of the Bills
While it’s easy to dismiss college coaches after the Greg Schiano disaster in Tampa Bay, Doug Marrone is making waves in his first year in Buffalo. Marrone inherited a team with significant holes on both sides of the ball but the coach has made a strong impact in the first half of his rookie season. Most teams would not have been able to remain competitive, considering the injuries Buffalo has suffered at quarterback but the Bills have been a tough out – even with the unheralded Thaddeus Lewis. They took the AFC-North-leading Bengals to overtime and followed it up with a road win over a division rival.
Marrone has gotten the most out of his talent and it’s something the rest of the league has been noticing. These guys aren’t a pushover any more.
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