DOUG MARRONE NEWS

Did Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone crack the list of the 20 best in the NFL?

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 coaches in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s leader not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s HC to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at cover32 have...
Via cover32 - Bills
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills' TE unit down another as Chandler injures groin

BY DAN BEGNOCHEWanna play tight end for the Buffalo Bills? The way things have been going, you very well could end up on the starting roster come opening day.The team's depth chart took another costly hit Sunday, as Scott Chandler, Buffalo's likely starter at the position, went down with a groin injury and didn't return.His loss follows Tony Moeaki's, who went down...
Via AFC East Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Buffalo Bills’ EJ Manuel?

There has been a lot of talk this off season about the future of the team, a lot of it pointed in the direction of Doug Whaley and Doug Marrone. Many feel that if the Bills don’t make the playoffs this year that both men will be out of job, normally a coach and GM have a three year window to show they can win but with new ownership on the way that process has been expedited. With...
Via cover32 - Bills
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marrone doesn't see Dareus-gate as a distraction

BY DAN BEGNOCHEFirst, it was his offseason arrests. Then, a failed conditioning test Saturday. Sunday and Monday, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle was absent from training camp due to a court date for his first alleged crime in Alabama.Wednesday was the second consecutive day the 24-year-old was in attendance at camp, though still limited due his failed test. He reportedly participated...
Via AFC East Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Big Brother: Week 3

If you missed last weeks Buffalo Bills Big Brother then be sure to catch up to speed HERE   Houseguests 1. Fred Jackson 2. Aaron Williams 3. Kiko Alonso 4. Doug Marrone 5. Marcell Dareus 6. Brandon Spikes 7. Sammy Watkins 8. Marquise Goodwin 9. Eric Wood 10. Kyle Williams 11. Robert Woods 12. Mario Williams 13. Scott Chandler 14. Dan Carpenter 15. EJ Manuel 16. Jeff Tuel “With...
Via cover32 - Bills
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills temporarily excuse DT Marcell Dareus from training camp

After failing his conditioning test Sunday, Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was placed on the Non-Football Injury list, meaning he can't practice with the team until he's moved to the active roster. It might be a while. Bills coach Doug Marrone told reporters Monday that he excused Dareus from camp because "he's taking care of some personal stuff." ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marrone: This year we have a background with players

BY NICK ST. DENISIn Year 1, Doug Marrone was not only learning the basics of being a head coach in the NFL, but also simply learning the basics about his personnel.In 2014, Marrone is able to hit the ground running, and much of that has to do with his extensive knowledge of the team, something he didn't have as a rookie coach."Well, last year I didn’t know a lot of the...
Via AFC East Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcell Dareus fails conditioning test in Buffalo

Marcell Dareus' discouraging offseason continues. Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone revealed Sunday that Dareus was placed on the non-football injury list because he failed his conditioning test. "He needs to focus on getting himself ready," Marrone said according to NFL Media's Albert Breer. It's unclear when Dareus will be in shape enough to practice. And...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Fred Jacksons day’s in Buffalo numbered?

One clear distinction between current Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and the man he replaced Chan Gailey, is that Marrone is not going to keep players on a roster or start them out of loyalty. While in some ways it is an admirable trait of Gailey’s, the bottom line is there was a reason why he was 16-32 in three seasons as head coach. He seemed less flexible on moving away...
Via cover32
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Bills ‘Slap Shot’ Story

One of my favorite films of all time is ‘Slap Shot’, a movie that tells the story of a struggling hockey team in a run down mill town and their story of finding inspiration to become a viable program and are eventually sold. Throughout the course of the movie the players find themselves worrying about ownership woes, the team potentially folding and trying to figure out what...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: How would the Buffalo Bills do as a Super Bowl host?

In early February, Super Bowl XLVIII was played in the New York / New Jersey area, the first time the big game had been played outdoors in a cold-weather market. This opened the window for every NFL city to throw their name into the hat as a possible host for future title tilts. Currently, less than half of the league’s markets have hosted a Super Bowl, as only 15 metro areas can...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone not named top-10 in the NFL… yet

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone make for a better coordinator?

Every NFL head coach essentially takes the same path to their job. They work their way through the assistant coaching ranks, starting at the bottom of the totem poll, bouncing from place to place in order to move up the ladder, and finally landing a job as a coordinator. In that spot, they flourish, becoming an integral part of a team’s success. Because of that, a coach becomes...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Are these five Buffalo Bills on the bubble

It truly is the dead time of the year for sports and no, I do not care about the World Cup. I don’t understand soccer, don’t like soccer and find the whole thing beyond boring. The NBA and NHL finals are done and training camp is over a month away. So alone with my thoughts and the Bills training camp roster, I did some late night studying, and I think I have an idea who could...
Via cover32 - Bills
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly Visits With Bills During Minicamp

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly at a Buffalo Bills’ practice. (Photo: AP) According to the BuffaloBills.com Correspondent Anna Stolzenburg, Jim Kelly made a surprise visit to the Buffalo Bills players during Thursday’s final mandatory mini-camp practice.  This is Jim’s first public appearance after finishing his chemotherapy and radiation treatments as well as being released...
Via Down and Distance
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly Makes Surprise Appearance At Bills Practice, Addresses Team (Photos)

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly made a surprise visit Thursday, attending Buffalo Bills practice and addressing the team before they wrapped up minicamp. It was Kelly’s first public appearance since he finished his radiation treatments for sinus cancer and was released from the hospital earlier this month. According to the Associated Press, head coach Doug Marrone gathered his...
Via NESN.com
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marrone sees great progress in offense

EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills’ offense have appeared in “offseason form” during spring practices this month. The football has hit the ground more than one would expect from a finely tuned attack. The Bills say their quarterback and the offense as a whole are miles ahead of where they was last season, when they ranked 19th in the NFL in yards gained. Bills coach Doug Marrone...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Marrone on not getting Hard Knocks: It doesn't matter

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe Buffalo Bills were seen as one of a handful of finalists to be chosen for the HBO series "Hard Knocks" during this year's training camp. Thursday, the announcement came out that the Atlanta Falcons, not the Bills, would be appearing on the program.Buffalo coach Doug Marrone was pretty shaken up over the announcement."It doesn’t matter. If they...
Via AFC East Daily
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone likely isn’t on the hot seat, but these 10 guys are

The NFL season is upon us. Yes, it’s still six weeks until training camps get started. And sure, the regular-season opener isn’t for 84 days. But with voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamps underway, every team in the league has already started their preparation for 2014. That means coaching staffs have already begun evaluating talent, molding their roster, installing systems...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Take With @BradleyGelber – Marrone Mayhem

Man, Marcell Dareus can’t do anything right. As Bills fans are aware by now big number 99 was taken into custody last week for of all things drag racing. Pardon the brief digression, but when I think of dudes drag racing I don’t typically picture some guy who is 6’3’’ 330 lbs. I picture little guys like Paul Walker (RIP) or Tyrese Gibson, not massive NFL DT’s. But maybe...
Via Buffalo Wins
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Malik Brown says joining Syracuse football is possible after transfer from Tennessee

When Doug Marrone left Syracuse to become head coach of the Buffalo Bills last offseason, the Orange lost verbal commitment Malik Brown as well. The three-star defensive end flipped to Tennessee, citing Marrone's departure, along with that of assistants John Anselmo and Steve Morrison, as the reasoning behind his decision. However, after an injury-plagued redshirt freshman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marrone not ready to give up on troublemaker Dareus

BY DAN BEGNOCHEBuffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus told reporters last week that he "wasn't a trouble guy" following a felony arrest that started after being pulled over for speeding in Alabama a month ago.Apparently his definition of trouble is different than ours.Two days after making those comments, Dareus was involved in another speeding-related incident...
Via AFC East Daily
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills DT Marcell Dareus To Miss Remainder Of OTAs

  Buffalo Bills HC Doug Marrone told reporters on Tuesday that DT Marcell Dareus will not participate in the remainder of OTA activities, but will return for the teams mandatory minicamp. Marrone added that Dareus is dealing with “a lot of personal issues” right, but he still has faith in the former first-round pick. “Marcell has made some poor decisions lately,” Marrone...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcell Dareus To Miss Remainder Of Bills OTAs

Marcell Dareus is dealing with some maturity issues, so the Buffalo Bills are going to give the talented defensive tackle the rest of the summer off. Marrone: "Marcell has made some poor decisions lately. He's dealing with a lot of personal issues too." — Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) June 3, 2014 Marrone says Dareus will not attend the remainder of OTAs. Will return for...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Set Five-Year High in Season Ticket Sales

                          According to Anna Stolzenburg, correspondent for buffalobills.com, the Buffalo Bills have now surpassed 44,000 in season ticket sales.  This number is more than they have sold during each of the last five seasons and there is still over three months left before the 2014 NFL season begins.  There are a few different factors that can be attributed...
Via Down and Distance
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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