Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 1/9

Jeff Zelevansky

While reactions to the Doug Marrone hiring still roll in, the new Bills head coach has already hired an offensive coordinator (Nathaniel Hackett) - and a defensive coordinator hire may happen soon, as well.

How the Bills landed Doug Marrone - BuffaloBills.com
Russ Brandon goes through the whole process of who they met with and when, and how Doug Marrone came to be their choice.

Coordinator search already in motion - BuffaloBills.com
Marrone: "Obviously with the coordinators we want people that have thorough NFL experience, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, we want people with NFL experience."

Bills Focus: Doug Whaley Sit Down Interview - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills assistant general manager sits down with John Murphy to talk about the search for the new head coach, why Doug Marrone stood out, and the experience that he got out of the search."

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone: 'I wanted to be here' - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Former Syracuse University head football coach Doug Marrone talks about his new journey as head coach of the Buffalo Bills."

Inside The Bills | Simms, Gannon weigh in on Marrone hire
"Appearing on the CBS Sports Monday QB show, former NFL QBs Phil Simms and Rich Gannon weighed in on the hiring of Doug Marrone by the Bills. Here were their comments."

Inside The Bills | "Moose" says Marrone will be aggressive
"I anticipate Doug to be an aggressive guy, I really do," Johnston said Tuesday night, when he appeared on The John Murphy Show. "I expect him to be an aggressive guy down the field. I expect him to be aggressive with his special teams play. I would expect the coordinators to be that style—it’s not going to be a ‘bend but don’t break’ style on defense."

Inside The Bills | Ryan: Pettine will interview with Bills today
"Mike Pettine is going to have several opportunities as a defensive coordinator," said Ryan. "Today I know he interviews with the Buffalo Bills. I’m hoping he doesn’t take that job. I hope he goes somewhere else. I wish him all the best unless he goes to Buffalo."

Marrone's first hire is a familiar face - Buffalo News
"[Nate] Hackett, 33, has limited NFL experience. He was a bottom-rung aide on Dick Jauron's Bills staff in 2008 and 2009 as the offensive quality control coach. He held the same job the previous two years in Tampa Bay."

Marrone's success or failure a coin flip - Buffalo News
Thanks for that insight, Bucky Gleason.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Peg Hackett As Offensive Coordinator
"Agent Bryan Ayrault tweeted late Tuesday night that Nathaniel Hackett has accepted the same position with the Buffalo Bills. Hackett has been the Offensive Coordinator at Syracuse under Marrone for the last three seasons."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - What Would The Bills Look Like As A 3-4 Team?
"If he were to come to Buffalo and employ that 3-4 defense, what would it look like? Here are a couple of different looks, without the addition of free agents or rookies and assuming Jairus Byrd is back:"

Doug Marrone's E-Mail To Syracuse Players: 'You Are My Guys' - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
"After officially accepting the Buffalo Bills head coaching position, Doug Marrone released this e-mail to the Syracuse players."

Reports: Nate Hackett Leaving Syracuse To Join Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills, Actually - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Boom goes the dynamite on Syracuse fans.

Syracuse Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett Headed To Bills, Per Reports - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
"Despite reports saying Syracuse football offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is staying, news is now slowly leaking out he maybe headed to Buffalo with Doug Marrone. And that's not even the crazy news."

ProFootballTalk: One-on-one with new Bills coach Doug Marrone | ProFootballTalk
"Bills new coach Doug Marrone joins PFT to discuss moving north to Buffalo, why he believes he can succeed in his new position, his thoughts on the Bills’ QB situation, and more."

Syracuse football offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will join Doug Marrone in Buffalo | syracuse.com
"The Orange averaged a school-record 476 yards per game this season, eclipsing the 500-yard mark seven times, another school record."

Doug Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; mail - NFL - Peter King - SI.com
Peter King explains why he thinks Doug Marrone is a good hire.

Doug Marrone can solve Buffalo Bills' Ryan Fitzpatrick problem - NFL.com
"Adam Schein says Doug Marrone was a great hire for the Buffalo Bills. The new coach might even come with a solution to the team's Ryan Fitzpatrick problem: A connection with a potential replacement."

Inside The Bills | Spiller earns unsung recognition
"Peter King listed Spiller as one of his two most underappreciated players of the year. Here’s what he wrote, which included a comment from C.J."

Erie County Legislature to begin review of stadium lease deal Jan. 15 - Buffalo News
"Legislators plan to invite representatives from the administration of County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Buffalo Bills executives to an Economic Development Committee meeting at noon Tuesday to explain the proposal and answer questions from legislators about its terms."

2012 PFF All-AFC East Team | ProFootballFocus.com
C.J. Spiller, Stevie Johnson, Andy Levitre, Kyle Williams, Jairus Byrd and returner Leodis McKelvin were tops in the division.

AFC East's top free agents: Nos. 4-6 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Andy Levitre is the fourth-best impending free agent in the AFC East.

AFC East salary cap numbers - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills have over $20 million, per John Clayton. They won't after re-signing Andy Levitre and Jairus Byrd, we hope.

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