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Met Doug Marrone this past Sunday

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#1 BeastMode54

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

I was at a fundraiser in the Bronx this past weekend and DOug Marone was hanging out talking shop. If you weren't a Bills fan you would have not even noticed he was there. A few things of note: He is going to use Spiller more this year (which we kind of already knew), he said Manuel is competing for the starting job and both have shined at times. He really admires Manuels leadership qualities as he's been working with the WR"s and contantly seeking veteran advice. He says Da'Rick Roger could be a good player in this league but he doesn't think he'll make and impact this year. He also said he thinks Woods and Alonso will be very good pro's. I'll told him I was from NYC but I go to every opening day he responded: "Oh, so you're going to the New England game?....It's gonna be a war!!!" Then he walked away. Fired up for opening day!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:19 PM

Awesome

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:27 PM

Thank you for this. Never been so excited for an opener.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:30 PM

I had higher hopes for a more immediate impact from Rogers.  Thanks for the post!!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

View PostGugny, on 17 July 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

I had higher hopes for a more immediate impact from Rogers.  Thanks for the post!!

Surprising to me that Marrone would be so open about his projection on Rogers (or any player).

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:12 PM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 17 July 2013 - 03:08 PM, said:

Surprising to me that Marrone would be so open about his projection on Rogers (or any player).

The comment makes sense; Da'Rick has essentially played one year of college ball for a major program, and one for Podunk U.  Great tools to work with but raw and much to learn.

View PostBeastMode54, on 17 July 2013 - 02:15 PM, said:

I was at a fundraiser in the Bronx this past weekend and DOug Marone was hanging out talking shop. If you weren't a Bills fan you would have not even noticed he was there. A few things of note: He is going to use Spiller more this year (which we kind of already knew), he said Manuel is competing for the starting job and both have shined at times. He really admires Manuels leadership qualities as he's been working with the WR"s and contantly seeking veteran advice. He says Da'Rick Roger could be a good player in this league but he doesn't think he'll make and impact this year. He also said he thinks Woods and Alonso will be very good pro's. I'll told him I was from NYC but I go to every opening day he responded: "Oh, so you're going to the New England game?....It's gonna be a war!!!" Then he walked away. Fired up for opening day!

Hands down my favorite part of your encounter.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

What my exact question was "I've read a lot of people regarding Rogers as a top talent. How has he been and will he be an impacy player this year". His answer was "he's working hard but we have a deep WR corp. Not sure he'll be an impact player this year but he has a chance to be good". Not really damning. It was also a very very casual event, so it seemed he was just shooting the sh-t.

View Posteball, on 17 July 2013 - 03:12 PM, said:

The comment makes sense; Da'Rick has essentially played one year of college ball for a major program, and one for Podunk U.  Great tools to work with but raw and much to learn.



Hands down my favorite part of your encounter.

This was mine too. He talked to me and my friends. One is Giants fan and he asked he remove his Giants hat to take a picture! I thought was awesome. Spoke to him about non football stuff too, but the last comment was amazing. He walked away, patted me on the back and just said..."It's gonna be war!!!!" with a huge smile on his face. Guy is big too. My friends who werent Bills fans,which was all but one, said that they'd love to have him as a coach. He was amazingly cool

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

Awesome thanks for posting this. It's going to be a war !

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

That's some nice stuff to hear.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

good stuff.   Thanks.

What type of fundraiser was it?
It almost sounds like you were interviewing him.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

"It's going to be a war!"

Dare YE OLE say, is this Doug Marrone's "You dog one of us, you dog all of us!" moment?

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:45 PM

Cool thanks for posting that!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:47 PM

If Rogers can't make an impact this year, can we sneak him onto the PS? A number of teams tried to sign him after the draft, but that's a lot different than signing him right before the season and granting him a roster spot at the expense of someone you've watched practice for months.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

View PostJ-Gun Boone, on 17 July 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:

If Rogers can't make an impact this year, can we sneak him onto the PS? A number of teams tried to sign him after the draft, but that's a lot different than signing him right before the season and granting him a roster spot at the expense of someone you've watched practice for months.

I don't see that happening.  The guy drew interest from nearly half the teams in the league.  He'd have to look terrible during camp and preseason, and if that's the case they'd just cut him.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

View PostJ-Gun Boone, on 17 July 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:

If Rogers can't make an impact this year, can we sneak him onto the PS? A number of teams tried to sign him after the draft, but that's a lot different than signing him right before the season and granting him a roster spot at the expense of someone you've watched practice for months.
This was my thought. If Rogers does not seperate himself in training camp from the other fringe guys, the Bills will try to PS him. Having said that i heard 14 other teams tried to sign him as a FA. Brings up an interesting question. Lets hope he has a great training camp and preseason.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:01 PM

Man, they are really thin in experience at WR behind Stevie.
Brad Smith has experience but should be cut.
Easley technically has 3 yrs, but not really
Graham is going in to year two
The rest are rookies.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

No way Rogers makes it to the practice squad. Way too talented. This isn't Felton Huggins were talking about here

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

Plus he could be signed from our practice squad if I am not mistaken.   If ya think he s good gotta keep him on roster

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

View PostJ-Gun Boone, on 17 July 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:

If Rogers can't make an impact this year, can we sneak him onto the PS? A number of teams tried to sign him after the draft, but that's a lot different than signing him right before the season and granting him a roster spot at the expense of someone you've watched practice for months.
I thought of that too. What a huge risk. The first team that loses a #2 or #3 and he's poached. He needs to make the final cut unless he shows zippo in camp.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:37 PM

View PostMaddog69, on 17 July 2013 - 04:01 PM, said:

Man, they are really thin in experience at WR behind Stevie.
Brad Smith has experience but should be cut.
Easley technically has 3 yrs, but not really
Graham is going in to year two
The rest are rookies.

Stop cutting Brad Smith.  The guy is a ST beast and (unlike previous WRs kept on the roster just for ST) is actually playable at the WR position.