Inside The Bills

Red zone changes will be subtle

Posted by Chris Brown on November 9, 2013 – 11:58 am

Bills head coach Doug Marrone has pledged to make changes with his red zone offense, which has quickly slipped to 31st in the NFL with a touchdown success rate of just 42.3%. Buffalobills.com asked Marrone the degree of change that should be expected once Buffalo’s offense cracks the opponent’s 20-yard line.

“I think when the changes work people will say we’ve made dramatic changes and they look great,” Marrone told Buffalobills.com. “If they don’t work people will think we didn’t make any changes. A lot of it depends on your execution of things. When we looked at it in the red zone we’re not getting the results that we want, so it wasn’t a matter of the
schematics.

“It’s basically the execution of things. So what we had to do was put our players in a mindset of where they can execute at a higher level. Probably right now we’re looking at subtle changes, but if we do well people will consider them dramatic changes. We have to make those changes because we have to do better. If we keep doing things the same way then they’re not going to change.”

Pittsburgh’s red zone defense is ranked in the middle of the pack. The Steelers are 15th in the league allowing touchdowns more than 55 percent of the time.


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