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#1 Beerball

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:26 AM

Another Syracuse connection.

#2 Why So Serious?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:29 AM

It is the Rob Moore you may have been thinking of, I had about 15 of his Pro-Set Rookie card. I was a freaking magnet for Rob Moore Rookies.

http://www.buffalobi...ca-5bb779bc58a9

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

Another Syracuse connection if I'm not mistaken, but I always respected him as a receiver...if he is as good a coach as WR, we are in good hands...

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:32 AM

View PostWhy So Serious?, on 06 February 2014 - 10:29 AM, said:

It is the Rob Moore you may have been thinking of
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#5 Thurmal34

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:36 AM

Hopefully Bell Biv DeVoe won't be attending any Bills games...if they do, Coach Moore better watch out!



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

View Postmatter2003, on 06 February 2014 - 10:31 AM, said:

Another Syracuse connection if I'm not mistaken, but I always respected him as a receiver...if he is as good a coach as WR, we are in good hands...
That's the guy.  Not much of a coaching background, but a great player in his time.

Show me the money, Jerry.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

Good hire, he definitely knows how to play WR in the NFL.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

View PostThurmal34, on 06 February 2014 - 10:36 AM, said:

Hopefully Bell Biv DeVoe won't be attending any Bills games...if they do, Coach Moore better watch out!


This is immediately what I thought of when I heard his name.... hilarious

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

Knowing how to play does not make one a good coach. I'll wait and see before I cheer or boo this decision... seems a bit too easy to just fall back on hiring Syracuse guys, though.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

View PostGG, on 06 February 2014 - 10:39 AM, said:

That's the guy.  Not much of a coaching background, but a great player in his time.

Show me the money, Jerry.
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View PostDorkington, on 06 February 2014 - 10:44 AM, said:

Knowing how to play does not make one a good coach. I'll wait and see before I cheer or boo this decision... seems a bit too easy to just fall back on hiring Syracuse guys, though.
He hired Hostler too, who will likely mentor Moore quite a bit. I don't see it as a negative at all. Clearly, we don't know what we will get out of any of these coaching hires in February.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

Only 5 responses before Bel Biv DeVoe... classic!

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:00 AM

http://cuse.com/coac...6&path=football

BTW I am sure this deal was verbally made awhile ago. College asst coaches moving to other programs or to the NFL usually wait until after National Letter of Intent Day to make it official, which was yesterday.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 06 February 2014 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:02 AM

No reflection on Rob Moores capabilities, but the continued hiring of Marrone "buddies" is troubling.  It is certainly legit to hire people that are qualified, and those in which you already have a relationship.  It fosters a hit the ground running situation. bypasses the get to know each other phase.  But, our young guys could use some help and I always wonder if the good old boy network is better than best coach available.  Lots of old NFL receivers around.....we need a good coach.  Anyhow, Marrone's show here, Moore is his man.  So be it, Marrone will succeed or fail with the team of coaches he fields.    Chan Gailey failed, partially, because of the coaches he picked.  (thinking on the D side)   Marrone at the same risk here.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

From what I've read, I like it. I think it's a good move that speaks of professionalisam and the Dougs doing their best to get guys who know exactly what they want and how to coach / teach young talent. Nice find and good hire IMO....

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

I will always remember Rob Moore for being drafted in the supplemental draft. Was kind of a unique thing at the time, as I recall.

Since I have heard of him, I consider this a good hire.

Also, does this mean Buffalo is a nicer city than Syrcause, since everyone is making the jump west?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

View PostbigK14094, on 06 February 2014 - 11:02 AM, said:

No reflection on Rob Moores capabilities, but the continued hiring of Marrone "buddies" is troubling.  It is certainly legit to hire people that are qualified, and those in which you already have a relationship.  It fosters a hit the ground running situation. bypasses the get to know each other phase.  But, our young guys could use some help and I always wonder if the good old boy network is better than best coach available.  Lots of old NFL receivers around.....we need a good coach.  Anyhow, Marrone's show here, Moore is his man.  So be it, Marrone will succeed or fail with the team of coaches he fields. Chan Gailey failed, partially, because of the coaches he picked.  (thinking on the D side)   Marrone at the same risk here.
Not advocating one way or the other for Moore, but do you know who else is available that would be better? Serious question, as I haven't researched it. Also, they hired the WR coach from Baltimore. They basically have a Sr. WR coach and Jr. WR coach. To me, that means they know enough about Moore from coaching with him to think he is a good WR coach who knows the system they are running (I know some people just want to say Marrone is hiring his "buddies" but in NFL terms it means they are hiring people who know the system), but they are giving him an established NFL WR coach as well to coach under (Hostler). Where's the downside?

Edited by YoloinOhio, 06 February 2014 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

View PostbigK14094, on 06 February 2014 - 11:02 AM, said:

No reflection on Rob Moores capabilities, but the continued hiring of Marrone "buddies" is troubling.  It is certainly legit to hire people that are qualified, and those in which you already have a relationship.  It fosters a hit the ground running situation. bypasses the get to know each other phase.  But, our young guys could use some help and I always wonder if the good old boy network is better than best coach available.  Lots of old NFL receivers around.....we need a good coach.  Anyhow, Marrone's show here, Moore is his man.  So be it, Marrone will succeed or fail with the team of coaches he fields. Chan Gailey failed, partially, because of the coaches he picked.  (thinking on the D side)   Marrone at the same risk here.

Sounds to me like you're against it because that's what you've decided.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

View PostbigK14094, on 06 February 2014 - 11:02 AM, said:

No reflection on Rob Moores capabilities, but the continued hiring of Marrone "buddies" is troubling.  It is certainly legit to hire people that are qualified, and those in which you already have a relationship.  It fosters a hit the ground running situation. bypasses the get to know each other phase.  But, our young guys could use some help and I always wonder if the good old boy network is better than best coach available.  Lots of old NFL receivers around.....we need a good coach.  Anyhow, Marrone's show here, Moore is his man.  So be it, Marrone will succeed or fail with the team of coaches he fields. Chan Gailey failed, partially, because of the coaches he picked.  (thinking on the D side)   Marrone at the same risk here.

I understand the heavy hand of skepticism, but it's not like they couldn't find a great quality WR coach, they actually believe they've found one. The man had a couple of Pro-Bowl seasons before it became an on-line voting session and an All-Pro honor. And that is after he had to work hard to demonstrate his capability, it's not like he was top 10 Draft talent that could just essentially walk on to the team and know he had a roster spot. He  had to earn it. Also, I like how his coaching journey took him to where he is, it's different than the usual taking any coaching position available type of work and has worked with young WRs for awhile now....I think that helps. I don't mean to suggest you didn't like the hire or like it for that matter, but it just seems that if Marrone does what any other coach does - hire a guy he is familiar with - he gets BBQ'd for it, which is a double standard IMO...

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

View PostThe Big Cat, on 06 February 2014 - 11:06 AM, said:

Sounds to me like you're against it because that's what you've decided.

LOL oh the irony. See Big Cat on Stevie Johnson.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

View Postmatter2003, on 06 February 2014 - 10:31 AM, said:

Another Syracuse connection if I'm not mistaken, but I always respected him as a receiver...if he is as good a coach as WR, we are in good hands...

No pun intended