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Will Pettine be a Buffalo Bill next season?


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Will Pettine be a Buffalo Bill next season?

  1. Yes (156 votes [95.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 95.71%

  2. No (7 votes [4.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.29%

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#1 SageAgainstTheMachine

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

I think this will be the story of the upcoming off season for Bills fans.  The guy has taken a putrid defense and turned it into a top-10 squad (if you believe Football Outsiders, anyway) with pretty much the same personnel on the field.

But is Buffalo merely a stepping stone into a head coaching job?  Like most years in the modern NFL, multiple teams will be searching for a new coach.  Vikings, Bucs, Titans, Texans, Cowboys in all likelihood.  Turning the Bills around has been a great opportunity for Pettine to prove that he wasn't just a stooge for Rex Ryan.

On the other hand, it's hard to miss how much the defense has gelled under his tutelage.  And it's a reality that not EVERY coordinator desires a HC job.  In fact, that promotion has proven time and time again to be a career setback if the first opportunity isn't a good one.  

Personally I think he stays.

#2 NickelCity

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:10 PM

I certainly like the evolution of our defense, but I don't consider it top-10. Still some issues to be fixed. Hopefully this means Pettine stays.

#3 BrooklynBills

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:13 PM

Pettine wants to be a HC. It's one of the reasons he left the Jets.

That said, I think it will take building this D into a top elite unit(think 1 or 2 overall) OR a few years of consistent success to really get his name out there. He has never interviewed for any HC jobs and usually you have to go through a few to get a job.

#4 NoSaint

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:14 PM

Were a stepping stone but I think a two year platform to jump off of

#5 Aaron

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:16 PM

I think we get one more year.

^agreed, NS.

Edited by J-Gun Boone, 18 November 2013 - 07:19 PM.


#6 chris heff

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:19 PM

Bills need to win some playoff games and have a top five D for Pettine to get serious attention.

#7 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:20 PM

There is an old thread on this and I bet that it is hilarious at this point. I remember how many people were arguing that Wanny wasn't the problem, etc... Pettine is a really good coach that will be a head man at some point. My thought all along was that it would be 2 years and I will stick with that.

#8 kdiggz

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:25 PM

Why not make him our head coach? What does Marrone do that Pettine can't?

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:33 PM

View Postkdiggz, on 18 November 2013 - 07:25 PM, said:

Why not make him our head coach? What does Marrone do that Pettine can't?

What is your issue with Marrone that you want him gone?

#10 Bangarang

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

View PostBrooklynBills, on 18 November 2013 - 07:13 PM, said:

Pettine wants to be a HC. It's one of the reasons he left the Jets.

That said, I think it will take building this D into a top elite unit(think 1 or 2 overall) OR a few years of consistent success to really get his name out there. He has never interviewed for any HC jobs and usually you have to go through a few to get a job.

He wants to be a HC? How do you know?

Anyone can speculate why he left the Jets. The biggest reasons could be that Rex was taking over the defense again and was going to call all the plays. The other is rumored that Pettine was an inside source to the media and he and Rex had a falling out.

It seems like most believe that Pettine wanted to get away from Rex's shadow and establish his name as a premier defensive mind in the league. It doesn't mean he wants to be a HC and will ditch us at the first opportunity.

Edited by Bangarang, 18 November 2013 - 07:39 PM.


#11 kas23

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:24 PM

Our D looks stacked on paper, like a Top 10 unit, which we aren't (yet). That said, the relative success the defense is enjoying is likely more of an indictment on how bad Wanstash was.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:32 PM

View Postkas23, on 18 November 2013 - 09:24 PM, said:

Our D looks stacked on paper, like a Top 10 unit, which we aren't (yet). That said, the relative success the defense is enjoying is likely more of an indictment on how bad Wanstash was.

That is a huge part of it. With the prep that teams do now (which is far beyond when stache had success) you need to confuse them. I don't care what talent you have if they know where you are going to be they can make plays.  Wanny was awful.

With that being said Pettine has done the opposite. He has kept teams guessing, been aggressive and players have improved. I think that he has been the opposite of Wanny. He is a really good d coordinator.

#13 Rico

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:38 PM

View Postchris heff, on 18 November 2013 - 07:19 PM, said:

Bills need to win some playoff games and have a top five D for Pettine to get serious attention.
No doubt he/the Bills need to accomplish a whole lot more for him to get considered. He's off to a nice start so far.

#14 Green Lightning

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:55 PM

One more year. He's just damn good.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

It needs to be two years for him to get a serious look as a head coach. He may get a couple interviews, but it's unlikely after one year.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

anything beyond this year is a crap shoot, but I am pretty sure my vote along with many other "yes" votes is pretty hopeful.

#17 SageAgainstTheMachine

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

Well, I feel dumb for starting this poll.

#18 kdiggz

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

View PostMarkAF43, on 18 November 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:



What is your issue with Marrone that you want him gone?
I have no issue with Marrone. I have an issue with Pettine leaving. If Pettine wants to be a head coach then make him our head coach

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:09 PM

View Postkdiggz, on 18 November 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

I have no issue with Marrone. I have an issue with Pettine leaving. If Pettine wants to be a head coach then make him our head coach
A nearly brilliant idea.

#20 BuffaloBill

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:48 PM

View PostSageAgainstTheMachine, on 18 November 2013 - 10:03 PM, said:

Well, I feel dumb for starting this poll.

Why, it's a fair question.