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Nassib on Hackett: “Buffalo lucky to have him”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on January 22, 2013 – 3:30 pm

The Bills are looking at all the quarterbacks on the Senior Bowl rosters this week in Mobile. But the one the Buffalo coaching knows best, knows them pretty well, also.

Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib is one of three quarterbacks on the North roster. And his name has been linked strongly to the Bills, ever since his Head Coach at SU, Doug Marrone, was named the Bills Head coach two weeks ago. And when Marrone brought Syracuse Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to Buffalo to handle the same job, the speculatikon instensified.

At the Senior Bowl Tuesday, Nassib had nothing but praise for his former Offensive Coordinator, and said he made him a better player every year at Syracuse.

“He did a great job of developing me,” Nassib told The John Murphy Show. “He’s a great developer of players, and each and every year I was with him I got better. Statistically, internally, I felt myself getting better every day I was with him. Buffalo is really lucky to have him as an O-C.”

Nassib says playing for the Bills would be a great situation for him, given his familiarity with the Buffalo coaching staff, and his comfort level in Upstate New York. And he dispels the notion that at age 33, Nathaniel Hackett may be too inexpeienced to coordinate an NFL offense.

“All I can say is coaching is in his blood,” Nassib told host John Murphy. “That’s what his family does. His dad (Paul Hackett) has coached in college and the NFL for forty years, so he’s been around football his whole life. He may only be 33-years old , but he’s been a ballboy, a tape cutter, the guy in the film room, since he was ten years old. He’s been around the game, he knows a lot of stuff, trust me. The good thing about that, is that he’s got a great consultant with his father.”

We’ll have more with Ryan Nassib tonight at 7pm on The John Murphy Show live from the Senior Bowl. GM Buddy Nix joins us live as well. The John Murphy Show airs weeknights from 7pm-9pm on the flagship station of the Bills, WGR Sports Radio 550.

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