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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 1/11

The Buffalo Bills officially announced the hirings of their new coordinators on Thursday. Watch, hear, and read their first interviews here.


Nathaniel Hackett named Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator -
"Putting this system in the way that we did we didn’t want to change what we had been, which was a run first team," Hackett said after Syracuse’s Pinstripe Bowl win over West Virginia. "Committing to it even in this new up tempo style, it was a different mentality. The players just responded and loved it."

Mike Pettine named Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator -
"Pettine’s 2012 defense limited their opponents to the second-fewest passing yards per game (189.8) and finished fifth in the AFC in total defense (323.4 total yards per game)."

Doug Marrone comments on Nathaniel Hackett -
The Bills head coach spoke with the team's website about the hiring.

Doug Marrone comments on Mike Pettine -
The Bills head coach briefly talks about Pettine, saying they had never worked together before.

OC Nathaniel Hackett comments -
A transcript of a Q&A with

DC Mike Pettine comments -
The new defensive coordinator sits down with

New coordinators featured on John Murphy Show -
Hear what the new guys had to say on the radio show last night.

Bills Focus: Nathaniel Hackett Sit Down Interview - VIDEO -
"The Bills new offensive coordinator sits down with Chris Brown to discuss his offensive philosophy, his previous coaching experience in Buffalo, and what it's like working for Coach Marrone."

Bills Focus: Mike Pettine Sit Down Interview - VIDEO -
"The new Bills defensive coordinator sits down with John Murphy to talk about the style of defense to expect in Buffalo, his relationship with Rex Ryan, and his football family ties."

Inside The Bills | Hackett on play calling: "I love it-it’s awesome"
Hackett: "To be able to have that control and have a vision of how you want to win a game, and score points. And then watch all those guys out there work together. I think that’s the best thing."

Inside The Bills | Pettine on Bills ‘D’: "We are a multiple front"
Pettine: "I would say that’s inaccurate," Pettine responded. "I’ve never been a guy to characterize what we’ve done as 3-4; 4-3; ’46.’ We are a multiple front, multiple coverage defense. And my foundation has always been, we are going to build what we do defensively based on the talent that we have. I’m not one to say, ‘this is my system, and you guys have to run it.’"

Inside The Bills | Pettine: We’re going to pressure you
"We’re going to be smart, we’re going to be tough, we’re going to be relentless," said Pettine. "We’re going to pressure you. We’re going to force you to make decisions under uncomfortable circumstances. If you’re going to make decisions you’re going to have to make them quick."

Inside The Bills | Pettine on defensive philosophy
Pettine: "I’m not bringing in a defense, this is going to be the Buffalo Bills defense. It’s going to be built around the explosive athletes that are here."

Inside The Bills | Pettine’s ‘D’ fared well against Bills
"The Bills averaged just 17.6 points per game over that span, converted just 32 percent of their third downs had 20 turnovers (9 fumbles, 11 INTs) and an average time of possession of just over 27 minutes (27:07). Pettine’s defense totaled 13 sacks in those eight meetings as well as a pair of touchdowns."

Inside The Bills | With Hackett as OC, Nassib speculation grows
"Everybody has their own likes and their wants. If I was in the NFL I know I would want him," Hackett said on Dec. 28th. "He loves the cold. He’s a tough, tough guy. He took some hits today, but just to see him pop right back up it just shows how tough he is and what a tough quarterback he is. I love the guy so much."

Pettine plans to mix things up on Bills' defense - Buffalo News
The Buffalo News discusses Mike Pettine using the same info released to the media by the Bills.

Buffalo Bills select coordinators - Democrat and Chronicle
Doug Marrone officially commented on his coordinators.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Officially Announce Hackett, Pettine As Coordinators
“Without a doubt. I think my experience in the NFL for those four years as a quality control guy working with a guy like Jon Gruden was really multiple, multiple years for any coach," [Hackett] remarked.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills OK At DC
"As much as we talked about quarterback this past season, and understandably so, the defense killed the Bills. Going into the 2012 season, most of us thought a vastly improved defense would help spur the Bills into a playoff spot. That might happen one year later, thanks to the presence of Mike Pettine."

AFC East's top free agents: Nos. 1-3 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"No. 3: Jairus Byrd, S, Bills"

Mike Mularkey fired by Jaguars after 2-win season -
"Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey was relieved of his duties after the Jaguars finished 2-14 in his only season as the team's head coach."

Pitoniak: Marrone gets busy - Rochester Homepage
"The big thing, though, beyond scheme, will be accountability. Pettine knows how to get the most out of his players. I'd be surprised if he doesn't whip this unit into shape in a hurry and helps it realize its potential."