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BDC 1/7: Bills Name Doug Marrone Head Coach

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on January 7, 2013 – 6:57 pm

–The Buffalo Bills today announced the hiring of Doug Marrone as the 16th head coach in franchise history. Marrone replaces former Bills head coach Chan Gailey who was relieved of his duties on December 31, 2012. The 2013 season will mark Marrone’s eighth year in the National Football League and first as a head coach in the professional ranks. Marrone spent the previous four years as the head coach of his alma mater’s football program at Syracuse University.

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Head Coach Doug Marrone
Sal Capaccio – Post Press Conference
Jim Rome Show
Sirius NFL Radio; Adam Schein & Rich Gannon
Fan 590; Tim & Sid
NFL Network; Around the League
Pro Football Talk Live

Schopp & The Bulldog – WGR550 3-7PM
President/CEO Russ Brandon

Prime Time Sports w/ Bob McCown – Fan 590 4-7PM
President/CEO Russ Brandon

The John Murphy Show – WGR550 7-9PM
Head Coach Doug Marrone
Assistant GM/Director of Player Personnel Doug Whaley

Bills President/CEO Russ Brandon:
Q: Was there a “wow” moment in any of the interviews with Doug?
RB: I think from the first time we actually got together we were very impressed with Doug. We had extensive dialogue and conversations throughout the process. And Doug is ready. He’s done it. He’s done it as a player, he’s done it as an NFL coach, his references are impeccable. To have the experience of going back to college and managing the head coaching position at a Division I university, he’s the right man to lead this organization.

Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone:
Q: What is your core philosophy from an offensive standpoint; coming from Sean Payton and will we see a similar trend?
DM: Well I think the main thing is when you’re the head football coach you want to make sure that you are truly the CEO of the program, that you know what’s going on, on offense, you know what’s going on, on defense and you know what’s going on, on special teams. So from a management type of style that is who I am. I have to make sure that we know how we are going to win games and make sure I am managing all those three things. Again I will be involved with the coordinators, heavily involved with the game planning. I do take offense when people say “hey you’re an offensive coach”, I have been attacking defenses my whole entire life so I will say can you go out there and call it, that is one thing I haven’t done defensively but again, I understand coverage, I understand mechanics and things like that. I have a great understanding of defensive football as well as special teams.

Bills GM Buddy Nix:
Q: Do you see him as a nice combination of old-school and the cutting edge stuff we have been talking about?
BN: This guy is highly intelligent and keeps up with all of the new trends. He gets enough coaching at home, he knows about the old-school stuff too. We got the best of both worlds.

The Buffalo Bills announced the hiring of Doug Marrone as the 16th head coach in franchise history today. Marrone, middle, is pictured with Bills President/CEO Russ Brandon and GM Buddy Nix after today’s press conference.


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