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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:46:22 -0800
If the University of Michigan does not land San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, sources indicate Michigan has Bills head coach Doug Marrone and Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on their wish list. Marrone's status is not known, but Garrett is expected to sign a contract extension following this season.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:25:44 -0800
Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) fractured his ankle in the team's Week 11 game, and is out indefinitely. "We'll have to see what we're going to do with that," head coach Doug Marrone said. "We're in discussions there, meaning the roster spot and what goes on and where we put him as far as IR and things like that."
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:43:09 -0700
Buffalo Bills OG Kraig Urbik could be the starter at left guard in the team's Week 8 game, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:25:22 -0700
Buffalo Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio is getting work at offensive guard in practice, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:48:59 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams received praise from head coach Doug Marrone for his hard work and and toughness. "He's done a very, very good job," Marrone said. "He's been very, very good for this football team. He works extremely hard in practice, which helps. He's a willing blocker, which you're looking for.
"He has a toughness about him. He can make plays, and he has fun at practice, and I think that's what we needed."
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:08:40 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, Sept. 4, with a hamstring issue. Head coach Doug Marrone said the injury is a concern for Week 1.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:12:07 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis and DL Alan Branch may be in danger of losing their spots on the roster. Coach Doug Marrone has been critical of Lewis' play, which has been way down from last season, and Branch failed a conditioning test before reporting to camp.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:03:38 -0700
Buffalo Bills PK Dustin Hopkins will have to try to make the roster as a kickoff specialist, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:52:43 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Darrin Kitchens (undisclosed) will be out for a period of time due to a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Smith did not participate in practice Tuesday, July 22.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:51:33 -0700
Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (undisclosed) will be out for a period of time due to a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Smith did not participate in practice Tuesday, July 22.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:44:25 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said DT Marcell Dareus will sit out the rest of the team's OTAs and will return for mandatory minicamp.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:58:48 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone had a cancerous mole removed Tuesday, April 22. "That's basically the end of the story," Marrone said. "The recent extraction procedure will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward."
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:21:00 -0800
Updating a previous item, there is a disconnect between the younger members of the Buffalo Bills' front office and the so-called lifers. Head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley are looking to shift the team's "this-is-the-way-we've-always-done-it culture" and want more say in personnel decisions, but are facing pushback from execs like CFO Jeffrey C. Littmann, senior VP of football administration Jim Overdorf, and senior VP of communications Scott Berchtold.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:22:23 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he talked with WR Stevie Johnson and has told him he is looking forward to working with him during the offseason and next season. Marrone contacted Johnson to dispute a report that stated the coaching staff questioned if Johnson was committed to the team's concepts.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:07:59 -0800
The Buffalo Bills are unsure if QB Kevin Kolb (concussion) will play in 2014, according to head coach Doug Marrone. "He's under contract and I'm not aware of really what exactly is going on right now, whether he's planning to come back, whether he's not going to come back," Marrone said. "I have not been informed of anything to that nature."
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:50:41 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the team is looking to hire a quarterbacks coach this offseason. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett also handled the quarterbacks coaching duties this season.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:43:35 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the team will look to throw more next season and create a more balanced offense. "As we move forward our passing game was not where we wanted it to be, but as we get going and we continue with the running game, and build our passing game with the play action we would like to be able to take more shots, throw it more on first down and become more productive from the standpoint of scoring," Marrone said. "Make no mistake you have to have a better ratio than what we had."
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:05:41 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone indicated the team is not ruling out the possibility of hiring a quarterbacks coach this offseason. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was also the team's quarterbacks coach this season.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:16:30 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said head coach Doug Marrone informed him that he will be the starting quarterback in 2014.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:18:30 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) did not progress enough to play in the team's Week 17 game, according to head coach Doug Marrone. "The decision with EJ is very simple; he did not progress in the way that I wanted it to," Marrone said. "I give him credit, he's disappointed. He did everything he could when he was out there. At the end of the day, the decision process was injury related and he was not able to do the things at 100 percent that in my opinion we need to do to win this game."
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:57:35 -0800
Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has instructed his coaching staff to find ways to get WRs Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham more involved in the game. "I think those guys have talent. No doubt, they have talent. Marquise Goodwin, and I've talked to (offensive coordinator Nathaniel) Hackett about this, we have to get him in there more. I think T.J. has to keep working and become more consistent," Marrone said.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:23:45 -0800
In an effort to bolster the offensive line a notch, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone will continue to provide playing opportunities to G Joe Unga. The rookie guard, who was signed a little more than two weeks ago, saw just seven plays of action Sunday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it was enough to convince Marrone to give him more time on the field this coming week at Jacksonville. "I thought he did very well and I think we're going to increase his playing time," said Marrone.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:44:25 -0800
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (groin) has not been ruled out by head coach Doug Marrone, although Marrone said he does not feel good about him playing in Week 11.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:19:59 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) is expected to start in the team's Week 10 game. Head coach Doug Marrone wants to see how Manuel practices during the week before making a formal announcement. "I definitely feel like I can go," Manuel said. "It's still up to Coach Marrone as far as what we want to do as a team, but I definitely feel confident going into Sunday."
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:40:43 -0800
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he expects QB Thaddeus Lewis (ribs) will be available for the team's Week 10 game.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 22:49:38 -0800
Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore switched sides of the field to target Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe, but Bowe caught seven passes for 67 yards despite Gilmore targeting Bowe 12 times. "He's going out there against a guy … you've got to remember that's Dwayne Bowe out there, and he's covering him man-to-man in a lot of situations," Bills coach Doug Marrone said.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:10:01 -0700
Updating a previous item, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said QB Thaddeus Lewis' (ribs) chances of returning to practice this week are 50-50, which would seem to indicate his chances of playing are in serious jeopardy. Marrone said that right now, if Lewis can't play, QB Jeff Tuel would probably be the starter, but only because he's been here longer than QB Matt Flynn. Flynn, however, does have NFL experience, so Marrone could also opt to go that way and disregard Tuel's advantage in regards to knowing the offense.
Fantasy Tip: This QB situation is a mess. If you have backups, it is best to avoid the Bills altogether against Kansas City. If you are counting on Buffalo to help, be advised this decision could go down to the wire.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:08:08 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said WR Stevie Johnson (hip) should be able to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Oct. 31.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:22:30 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (undisclosed) underwent X-rays after the teams Week 8 game. Those X-Rays came back negative, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:18:46 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) is dealing with a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Spiller will be reevaluated later in the week.
Fantasy Tip: This could be bad news for Spiller, as the dreaded high ankle sprain is not an easy injury to come back from. Keep an eye on this one as the week goes on.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:50:44 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (hip flexor) will not undergo an MRI for a hip issue, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:00:11 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist) will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 6 game.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:02:50 -0700
Even though the Buffalo Bills signed K Dan Carpenter earlier this week, the team plans to pit Carpenter and rookie K Dustin Hopkins against each other in competition for the top spot. "There's a lot of different scenarios that can come up," Bills coach Doug Marrone said. "A lot of it is going to be how Dan performs and how he plays."
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:37:21 -0700
Buffalo Bills S Jairus Byrd (foot) is getting a second opinion from foot specialist Robert Anderson on an undisclosed foot injury. Bills coach Doug Marrone made the announcement after the Bills' 35-13 preseason loss to Detroit on Thursday, Aug. 29. Byrd was with the team and was practicing as recently as Tuesday, Aug. 27. It's unclear when he was hurt.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:26:47 -0700
Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (foot) was held out of the Bills' first training camp practice Sunday, July 28, after complaining of a sore foot. Coach Doug Marrone provided few details regarding the nature of the injury and would not say which foot Williams had hurt or how and when it happened. "Mario reported to our athletic training staff that he had a sore foot," Marrone said. "So what we wanted to do was hold him out of practice and let our medical staff evaluate him."
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:06:02 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone will probably decide whether Kevin Kolb or EJ Manuel will start at quarterback by the close of the preseason game, or maybe the next one at the latest.
Fantasy Tip: Neither is a viable fantasy backup quite yet, but Manuel has more upside if he can catch on quickly and take over. This offense could hide QB deficiencies, but the receiving game will boast a lot of inconsistent performances, even sometimes from steady WR3 Stevie Johnson.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 09:43:32 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone scolded WR Da'Rick Rogers in practice Friday, June 31, after the rookie wideout taunted CB Ron Brooks after beating him on a 15-yard reception. Rogers stood above Brooks for a moment after the defender had fallen to the ground.
"The thing that concerned me - and I addressed it with him right after he made a very good catch, then he kind of stood there over a player, and that's a 15-yard penalty - that's not what being a pro is, and that's not playing like a Buffalo Bill," Marrone said.
"I told him, 'Is this going to be something we're going to have to be concerned about with handling any type of success from you?' That's what I told him. I looked at him in his eye, and he understood that. And it's good to end on a good note cuz now you're excited to see what he can do when we come back to the mandatory minicamps."
Fantasy Tip: Rogers already was on a short leash. He has a tremendous amount of talent and could earn a meaningful role in the offense, should he keep his head on straight.
Thu, 09 May 2013 17:08:19 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the team can play up-tempo offense or slow the offense down depending on the situation. "The thing I want to make sure everyone understands is we do have the ability to huddle and the ability to slow the game down if we wanted to. If we're ahead on the scoreboard and we're in a four-minute situation and you want to slow the game down, we have the ability to do that. We practice both right now and that will continue in terms of tempo. I like playing fast. I think you have a great advantage with that," Marrone said. Marrone said the up-tempo style will allow the team to earn more possessions during games.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:14:21 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the addition of QB Kevin Kolb does not mean the team will not look at quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft. "I do not think it really is going to change the philosophy on the draft," Marrone said. "I think that when the position comes whatever is best for our team to get better I think we will go ahead and choose that player whoever it may be. I think that rather than trying to, and I do not want to speak for Buddy (Nix) or anyone else in the organization, rather than trying to reach or go somewhere that you do not want to go you bring the best players you can bring in and you make those guys compete. You are a better football team."
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:18:13 -0700
Free-agent TE Fred Davis (Redskins), who is going to visit the Buffalo Bills Thursday, March 28, said he was impressed with head coach Doug Marrone after having dinner with him last week. "I think when you meet him, just talking to him, he seems like a player's coach, down to earth and real and that's something with a lot of coaches you don't get a chance to see," Davis said. "He was really cool and all the things he talked about you can tell he's a humble guy that doesn't make choices because of money. It's more about what he wants to do in life."
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:13:43 -0800
Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib said he would welcome being drafted by the Buffalo Bills and be reunited with head coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. "That would be a great situation, I love the city of Buffalo," Nassib said. "I'm a Central New York guy, that type of weather, and going to Buffalo with all those Syracuse guys there, that would be a match made in heaven."
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:59:13 -0800
The Buffalo Bills hired Syracuse University offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator Tuesday, Jan. 8, reuniting with head coach Doug Marrone.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:10:44 -0800
Buffalo Bills chief executive officer Russ Brandon said the team met with head coach Doug Marrone five times over the last week before deciding to hire him.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:29:18 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he will not serve as a playcaller; however, he added everything will go through him. Marrone plans to be on a headset with all of the team's coordinators.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:15:30 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said during his introductory press conference Monday, Jan. 7, he wants to hire coordinators who have thorough NFL experience.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 20:52:20 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are back to square one in terms of their head coaching search after moving on from University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. The team has met with Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton and former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt. However, they do not have a clear leader for the vacancy, and their second choice, Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, was hired by the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 6.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 17:02:55 -0800
Updating a previous report, the deal for new Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone is for four years. No financial terms have been disclosed.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 06:29:20 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have hired Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to be their next head coach.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 08:06:44 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs had interest in Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone for their head coaching vacancy before ultimately deciding to hire Andy Reid.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 07:53:28 -0800
Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone will interview with the San Diego Chargers next week.