Inside The Bills

Why Marrone knows how Lindell is feeling

Posted by Chris Brown on August 19, 2013 – 11:04 am

Releasing a player is never easy, especially one who is the longest tenured player on Buffalo’s roster. Parting ways with Rian Lindell Monday was a difficult thing for head coach Doug Marrone, but not just because the kicker was a reliable player and model professional.

It was also difficult because when Marrone met with Lindell early this morning, he remembers what it’s like to sit in the chair Lindell was occupying.

“A lot of times those decisions are tough,” said Marrone. “I know about those things. I was released six times myself. I understand what the players go through. I understand what it’s like in that meeting. I want to make sure that I’m giving that player a lot of respect when those times come. Rian is one of the top professionals I’ve been around.”

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