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Bills DC “thrilled” with way staff was built

Posted by Chris Brown on January 25, 2013 – 4:16 pm

Bills head coach Doug Marrone was naturally pleased with the way he was able to assemble the coaching staff. He did it with a specific purpose in mind. It was focused more on the offensive and defensive systems that will be run rather than name power, and his coordinators could not be happier.

“I was thrilled that Doug wanted to build the staff that way,” said defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. “That he didn’t want to play fantasy football with the coaching staff. Let’s bring in this guy and this was his resume and let’s bring in this guy, and all of a sudden it’s well his style is a little bit different.

“Instead he made a commitment to the coordinator and then said, ‘Okay let’s hire the staff based on that system.’ So again he certainly wasn’t interested in building the type of staff that was going to make a splash with big names. To me I’m thrilled with the way we put the staff together because it’s based on love of the game, the ability to teach and guys that are willing to put the work in for you.”

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