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#1 Punch

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

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Syracuse HC Doug Marrone is scheduled to interview this week for Cleveland Browns' HC and also will interview for Buffalo Bills' HC.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

Don't know if I like this bc I just like it or bc it's completely different then what Bills usually do and what most of us are expecting them to do

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

Is it over-speculating to think that IF The Bills are already lining up interviews, NIx or Whaley will be the GM in 2013? Just seems to me that a team ready to hire a GM from outside would be waiting for that guy to pick the candidates...Could be wrong though... B-)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

Bottom of the barrell coaching continues at OBD!!!! Amazing!!!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

View PostKOKBILLS, on 31 December 2012 - 10:42 PM, said:

Is it over-speculating to think that IF The Bills are already lining up interviews, NIx or Whaley will be the GM in 2013? Just seems to me that a team ready to hire a GM from outside would be waiting for that guy to pick the candidates...Could be wrong though... B-)

Or maybe Nix is getting fired and it's Whaley's time to shine and he's lining guys up to interview.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

I guess I like it but I wish bigger fish were being named like when Mario came here and getting the right HC is way more important than any player except QB.

Really hope SF and Indy lose so we can a shot at Bruce Arians and Greg Roman.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

View Postmarauderswr80, on 31 December 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

Bottom of the barrell coaching continues at OBD!!!! Amazing!!!

Seems like unless guys like Gruden or Cower interview everyone else will be bottom of the barrel to people here.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

View PostKOKBILLS, on 31 December 2012 - 10:42 PM, said:

Is it over-speculating to think that IF The Bills are already lining up interviews, NIx or Whaley will be the GM in 2013? Just seems to me that a team ready to hire a GM from outside would be waiting for that guy to pick the candidates...Could be wrong though... B-)

I don't think it means anything bc Russ could n prob is running things

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

View PostBangarang, on 31 December 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

Or maybe Nix is getting fired and it's Whaley's time to shine and he's lining guys up to interview.

Right...I wrote Nix or Whaley... B-)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

Really excited by this.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

View Postmarauderswr80, on 31 December 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

Bottom of the barrell coaching continues at OBD!!!! Amazing!!!

I hear ya but it hasn't been 24 hrs yet so maybe other names will  surface, hopefully.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

View Postmarauderswr80, on 31 December 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

Bottom of the barrell coaching continues at OBD!!!! Amazing!!!

Curious why is Marrone Bottom of the barrel to you?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

here is some Marrone Kool-aid;


"The Big East Coach of the Year Award, along with the rest of the conference's hardware, will be announced Wednesday. Charlie Strong is the favorite to walk away with the honor after leading Louisville to a 10-2 season and a Sugar Bowl berth in his third campaign with the Cardinals. Here, we make our cases for two other coaches who impressed during the 2012 campaign.

Andrea: Syracuse coach Doug Marrone
Charlie Strong and Butch Jones have done fantastic jobs with their respective teams this season.
But neither of them was saddled with a team coming off a losing season.

A team that closed 2011 with five consecutive defeats.

A team picked to finish seventh in the Big East preseason media poll.

A team that faced a nonconference schedule with four games against teams from the Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12.

A team that started the season 2-4.

Syracuse coach Doug Marrone stared down another season that had disappointment written all over it. And yet, he pulled off the shocker of the Big East season -- getting Syracuse into the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and winning a share of the league title.

That makes him every bit as deserving as Strong and Jones when it comes to consideration for Big East Coach of the Year honors.

Let’s go back to Week 8. The Orange were 2-4, ranked No. 7 in the Big East in scoring offense; No. 7 in rushing offense; and tied for last in turnover margin. They were an undisciplined football team, a group that had no consistent rushing attack, and no consistent pass rush. Marrone called himself out when asked pointed questions about why his football team kept stumbling around, repeatedly saying it was his job to get his team better prepared.

Whatever he did worked.

Syracuse ended the season with wins in five of its final six game. That includes a decisive throttling of then-No. 9 Louisville at home, and a huge come-from-behind road victory at Missouri. Most everybody penciled both games in as losses.

But the way the Orange played in both games showed the resiliency that has defined this team during the second half of the season. The Orange reinvented themselves: They stopped turning the ball over. They figured out how to run the ball. And they played much better on the defensive line.

As a result, Syracuse ended the season No. 3 in the league in scoring offense, averaging a touchdown more per game in its final six games. It ended No. 3 in rushing offense, averaging 44 more yards per game on the ground in the final six games. And after going minus-10 in turnover margin through six games, Syracuse finished at minus-1, losing the ball just five times in its final six contests.

Syracuse can call itself Big East champion because of its remarkable turnaround. If that is not worthy of recognition, I am not sure what is."


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

Not for nothing, but what has this guy ever done aside from one good season and going to college upstate?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

Prior to his work at Syracuse, Marrone served as the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2008, working under Sean Payton.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

Good for us for not waiting to bring guys in, I really doubt we settle off and hire the very first guy we interview (although, if we do, I am dreading reading that in someones signature or having that quoted a few times).

This is not a bad move, this, acting like we have in the last 10 months, I think we are showing a big move, showing that we're goign to be fearless.  Lets see what happens next!

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 31 December 2012 - 11:00 PM, said:

Prior to his work at Syracuse, Marrone served as the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2008, working under Sean Payton.
God, I am so sick of Payton.  I do not get his hype.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

more;

"Marrone's body of work may not be the most impressive resume featured, but there are several reasons why he looks like an attractive option for an NFL team.
First and foremost, Marrone runs a no nonsense offense and defense scheme. Sorry Chip Kelly, no matter how much proof anyone presents, your offense still looks like a gimmick. Furthermore, Marrone adjusted the offensive system to ft the personel on the team, a huge plus when looking at a coach's ability. With so many poor NFL teams possessing issues at the top, it's a great trait to have as a coach.
Secondly, look at an old debate we hashed up again and again when Marrone was on the hot seat earlier this season. As Mattso eloquently put, the Syracuse football team was a dead dog that had ben dragged out back behind the shed to be shot more than the necessary amount. Marrone's job was, and still is, to revive said dead program. Two bowl births, a bowl win and the best conference finish since 2001 sounds like a pretty damn good start. Not to mention he's reestablished recruiting hotbeds and spread the Syracuse pipelines to hotbeds like Georgia and now hopefully Texas.
Oh, and there was that whole thing where he knew that his seat was red hot if something good didn't happen and got the team to become closer and finish out with three straight victories.
All of the above shows a pretty decent resume for a team looking for a strong fundamental head coach, right?"


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

View PostBills1218, on 31 December 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

Not for nothing, but what has this guy ever done aside from one good season and going to college upstate?

He was the OC in New Orleans 2006-2008...

But admittedly, with a 25-25 record at Syracuse (including a 11-17 Conference Record), Marrone is not the type of candidate that is going to drum up a ton of excitement... B-)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

just imagine if we get Marrone as HC I would bet a couple of paychecks we go after Nassib.

Maybe the interview will be like lets see what we can find out about Nassib as well. Well at least I hope so.

Package deal maybe?

Edited by Bufcomments, 31 December 2012 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

View PostBufcomments, on 31 December 2012 - 11:07 PM, said:

just imagine if we get Marrone as HC I would bet a couple of paychecks we go after Nassib.

Maybe the interview will be like lets see what we can find out about Nassib as well. Well at least I hope so.

Package deal maybe?

Wouldn't it be better if the Bills just joined the Big East?