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BDC 1/8: Spiller & McKelvin Recognized

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on January 8, 2013 – 11:12 am

–Sports Illustrated’s Peter King recognized Bills RB C.J. Spiller in his most recent Monday Morning Quarterback Column as one of his two most underappreciated players of the year. Spiller rushed for a career-high 1,244 yards on 207 carries and six touchdowns in 2012 – the first 1,000 yard season of his NFL career. Spiller tied for the NFL-lead averaging 6.0 yards per carry in 2012 among running backs (183-1,185).

–Bills PR Leodis McKelvin made King’s 2012 All-Pro Team that was published on Monday. McKelvin led the league in punt return average with a mark of 18.7 and was one of only two players with a pair of returns for touchdowns on punts. McKelvin is the first player in Bills history to return two punts for touchdowns (79-yard return in Week 11 vs. Miami and 88-yard return in Week Two vs. Kansas City) in the same season and matched a franchise record with three punt return touchdowns in his career.


On newly hired Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone:
ESPN Analyst Jon Gruden: “I would be really excited if I was a Bills fan. This is a guy I have been studying for a long time. I competed against him. He is a tough, hard-nosed and detailed coach. Really has a good command for the game and is really good teaching the game. I think he is going to win. I think he is going to get the Bills back in the playoffs soon. Coach Marrone is the kind of coach that can push you over the top. He has won everywhere he has been. I think he is going to continue to do that. He will find a way to get it done.”



Bills CB and punt returner Leodis McKelvin returned a punt 88-yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to help Buffalo defeat Kansas City 35-17. The 88-yard punt return touchdown was a career-long for McKelvin and the second-longest in franchise history (record = 91 yards by Keith Moody 10/23/77 v. Cleveland).


Buffalo News-A strong leadership presence

Buffalo News-Marrone gets rave review from ex-Jet

Buffalo News-New coach brings a sense of belonging

Buffalo News-Mum’s the word on Fitz’s status

Buffalo News-Tough sports season looks brighter for fans

Rochester D&C-Doug Marrone will have his work cut out for him with Buffalo Bills

Rochester D&C-Former Syracuse coach Dick MacPherson: Doug Marrone a ‘perfect marriage’ for Buffalo Bills

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills name Doug Marrone head coach

Associated Press-Bills’ Marrone feels he’s ‘best person for job’

Associated Press-It’s official: Bills hire Marrone as new coach

Olean Times Herald-Marrone has plenty of work ahead

Tonawanda News-Bills back in business?

Batavia Daily News-Good first impressions don’t always mean success is on the way

Canandaigua Daily Messenger-Thoughts on Marrone coming to Buffalo

Toronto Sun-Buffalo Bills get their man in coach Doug Marrone

Toronto Sun-The view of Bills new hire Doug Marrone from on high

Toronto Sun-Buffalo Bills officially name Doug Marrone head coach

Syracuse Post-Standard-Doug Marrone trades Syracuse football dream for NFL dream offered by Bills the Bills landed Doug Marrone Marrone named new head coach of Buffalo Bills’s Jon Gruden gives thumbs up on Marrone closer look: Doug Marrone

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Simms, Gannon weigh in on Marrone hire, Report: Pettine free to interview with Bills, Report: Bills to interview Tucker for DC, Background on coach search from Doug Whaley, Report: Bills ask to speak with Jets DC, Coach Marrone on Monday’s John Murphy Show, Mr. Wilson spoke with Marrone, Giants Coughlin a Marrone mentor, Former staffers could be considered, Bills met with Marrone 5 times, Marrone won’t call offensive plays, Marrone seeking experienced DC, Drew Brees on Marrone, Leodis makes King’s All-Pro team, Fred: We’ve got guys that put team first

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Doug Marrone texts introductory note to Bills players
Audio: Doug Marrone chitchat with The Score 1260 in Syracuse
Report: Bills also looking at Jaguars D coordinator Mel Tucker
Reports: Bills ask permission to meet Jets DC Mike Pettine
Doug Marrone’s first impression still leaves us wondering
Video: First impressions of Marrone
Video: Marrone calls job ‘another dream come true’
Drew Brees, Jon Gruden among those praising Doug Marrone hire
Audio: Hashing out Doug Marrone hire with Shredd and Ragan
What they’re saying about the Buffalo Bills and Doug Marrone

The Sports Network
Marrone turning pro, leaves Syracuse for the Bills

ESPN AFC East Blog
Bills interested in Jets DC Mike Pettine
Doug Marrone on Syracuse QB: ‘I love him’
Doug Marrone must maximize Bills’ talent
Marrone: Bills ‘another dream come true’
Marrone, QB Ryan Nassib a package deal?

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Pro Football Talk
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ProFootballTalk: One-on-one with new Bills coach Doug Marrone
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Buffalo Rumblings
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Pro Football Weekly
Bills hire Marrone as head coach

AFC East Daily
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All Sports WNY
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