Buffalo Bills' Doug Marrone: rate your level of optimism

USA TODAY Sports

Who was the last Bills head coaching hire that made you feel as optimistic about the team's future prospects as Doug Marrone does?

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone is not an unpopular man within the team's fan base at the moment, even while he hasn't yet taken the field for a pre-season game in his new job. 60 percent of the Buffalo Rumblings community approved of his hiring in January, and his popularity has risen by another 20 percent in the past few months.

Still, the level of optimism Marrone engenders varies from fan to fan, so we're posing this question to you as a discussion starter this morning: when was the last time you felt this optimistic about a new Bills coaching hire?

Perhaps you're still playing the skeptical card on Marrone (or are even stubbornly pessimistic about him), and you only have to go as far back as Chan Gailey or Dick Jauron - two of the more uninspiring coaching hires in the history of the franchise - to recall a similar level of optimism. Or maybe you're bullish on HCDM, and you skip right over the Tom Donahoe era (Mike Mularkey and Gregg Williams) to land on Wade Phillips, the hand-picked successor to a Hall of Fame head coach (Marv Levy).

This is a tough topic to debate - it's rather difficult to tell another fan that the level of optimism they're feeling about an unknown entity is wrong, after all - but it's an interesting question to mull on a personal level. My answer: Mularkey. What's yours?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker