Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 1/7/13

When you think of the Jets' rivals, the Bills aren't the first team to come to mind. Aside from sharing a division and state (sort of), Buffalo is usually last on Gang Green's pecking order.

Doug Marrone is attempting to change that.

Marrone, introduced Monday as the Bills' new head coach, took a nice welcoming shot at the Jets, referring to them as the "other team downstate" in a radio interview.

The comment wasn't much, but then again it doesn't take much to rile up Rex Ryan and Co. It's also funny, because Marrone worked as the Jets' offensive line coach from 2002-2005.

Marrone, who's returning to the NFL following a successful stint as the Syracuse head man, is obviously familiar with New York, having hailed from the Bronx.

Now that he's on the other side of the window, however, the 48-year-old is staking his territory, while tasked with rebuilding an ever-struggling franchise. If his work with the Orange is any indication, his description of the Jets may just stick.

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