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Old 01-17-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Whose to say new ownership didn't tell him to opt out or they were going to fire him.. you guys are too quick to jump on someone without a complete story.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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Whose to say new ownership didn't tell him to opt out or they were going to fire him.. you guys are too quick to jump on someone without a complete story.
I do think this was the case. Although, for Marrone, he likely would have came away looking like the good guy had the new owners fired him.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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I think if they were going to fire him, they would have done it on Black Monday. Of course, it's all just speculation. It doesn't matter. I'm happy with the way things worked out (for the Bills, anyway.)
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:10 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Whose to say new ownership didn't tell him to opt out or they were going to fire him.. you guys are too quick to jump on someone without a complete story.
Very good point, considering Pegula already turned his request for a contract extension down and a new GM is on the way that would more than likely want his own guy in place sooner than later.

Though, this was discussed early on, so evidently others are late catching on.

As for Marrone beign unpopular, well, I'm guessing most of the folks not too fond of him were very fond of cashing a check and sucking in the W-L categories year after year. They should rightfully feel uncomfortable after a 9-7 season.

The fact that Marrone made Syracuse Orangemen football competitive after years of crap tells me he's not the moron here.

Is Marrone pitching for more power? - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News

Whaley came off weak Monday when he was asked who should be held responsible for selecting EJ Manuel in the first round in 2013, a decision that looks like a mistake. Whaley said it was a “Buffalo Bills’ pick,” as if the secretaries, custodial staff and everybody else on One Bills Drive had a say.

Maybe if the security guard threw in his two cents they would have taken Manuel later in the draft, or gone in a different direction. Whaley certainly should have known the 2014 draft included receivers who were as good as, or better than, Sammy Watkins before trading away a first-round pick to grab him.

Whaley has made some good decisions, some terrible ones. Even though it’s not his area of expertise, it was disturbing that the general manager didn’t know exactly how much room the Bills had under the salary cap. Regardless, his response to the question about Manuel was a cop out.


I'd have skipped town, too, if that was my GM.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: NY
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He landed in Jacksonville as the Jags O-Line coach. Sure, they gave him title of "assistant head coach" to save face, but this is not a great career move considering he finished 9-7. Teams certainly were leery of hiring him (and even Jacksonville, who hired him for a lesser position than the OC he interviewed there for.)

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Whose to say new ownership didn't tell him to opt out or they were going to fire him.. you guys are too quick to jump on someone without a complete story.
They had Marrone participate with Whaley at the post season press conference talking about plans and intentions for how they would attack the off season in preparation for next year.

If ownership intended to get rid of Marrone, I doubt he would have been there for that press conference. They either would not have held it so soon, or he would have been fired. Plus, the rumor that Pegula was courting Bill Polian also seemed contingent on Marrone being around.

Either way, he is gone.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:32 PM
 
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Listing him as assistant head coach controls his movement to another team. He now can't take an OC job without the Jags permission.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Yes.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:25 PM
 
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He got $4 million for doing nothing.

Who is the moron?
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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He opts out as Bills head coach thinking hes a shoe in for another head coaching job but looks like hes the odd man out.

Last heard he interviewed with the Jags for the OC job.
Goes from a team that finished 9-7 last year and was on the upswing in the East with both Brady (age) and Belicheck (age & cheating) all but both out of the division by the start of the 2025 season with a damn good defense and now has to settle as the offensive line coach on a team that finished 3-13 last year?? Yup, I think he played his cards PERFECTLY! Maybe this was a sneaky ploy by Marrone??
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:12 AM
 
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Goes from a team that finished 9-7 last year and was on the upswing in the East with both Brady (age) and Belicheck (age & cheating) all but both out of the division by the start of the 2025 season with a damn good defense and now has to settle as the offensive line coach on a team that finished 3-13 last year?? Yup, I think he played his cards PERFECTLY! Maybe this was a sneaky ploy by Marrone??
2025!? Hope it is a lot sooner than that, well Brady at least, don't care as much about Belicheck.

Supposedly Marrone opted out because he wasn't offered an extension at the end of the year. Kind of lame. Why not play out the contract?

Also, funny that our o-line basically went from a strength of ours in Gailey's final season as HC to our biggest weakness by the time Marrone left. I don't see how he is ever going to be able to explain that in an interview for a future HC gig.
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