Inside The Bills

More wins in year 1 with new coach?

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2013 – 10:23 am

It might seem hard to believe knowing how difficult it’s been for the Bills to post winning seasons since the 2000 season, but when a new coach comes in for Buffalo an improved win total in year one from the previous season isn’t as rare as one might think.

As we covered today in our Top 25 questions until training camp, Doug Marrone stands a good chance of improving on the win-loss total from that of a year ago (6-10) for a number of reasons.

Also encouraging is recent history is on his side.

Mike Mularkey inherited a team in 2003 that went 6-10, but had a good deal of talent on its roster. In 2004 the Bills improved their win total by three and finished 9-7 and narrowly missed the playoffs.

Dick Jauron inherited a team that in 2005 when 5-11. In 2006, year one under Jauron, the team went 7-9, improving the team’s record by two victories.

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