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Buffalo Bills News, 1/23: Senior Bowl The Focus For Scouts, Doug Marrone

After hiring all their coaches, the Buffalo Bills now turn their attention to the Senior Bowl, where Doug Marrone went to meet the entire scouting staff for the very first time. All six quarterbacks in the game sat down with the team, as well.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Andre Reed Q+A: Canton’s Missing Man |

"The former All-Pro wide receiver talks about his Hall-of-Fame candidacy and the Bills new head coach."

Reed certainly doesn't ruffle any feathers in this interview. He takes the high road regarding the Hall of Fame and the Bills' hiring of Doug Marrone. His fondness for Buffalo also comes across. There's nothing revolutionary about what he says other than the fact that it's different than how he has postured in the past both for the Hall nod and the latest coaching search.

Bills coaching search revisited: Enough stones overturned? - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News

"But the marketing of the Bills' hiring process has been disingenuous. Anyone who actually believes the Bills left no stone unturned in their coaching search must be living under a rock."

Tim Graham's take on this is a good one. He doesn't mind the hiring of Marrone, but he also doesn't want the Bills and Russ Brandon touting it as a "leave no stone unturned" hire when they interviewed one of the other seven coaches to get a job and no assistants from any of the NFL's playoff teams. Brandon, Buddy Nix and the Bills' website have given contradictory stories on the order of the interviews, and went from secretive about the process to some sort of open rather quickly - but stumbled over themselves in doing so. Regardless of that media process following the hire, we have to wait and see if Marrone was a good choice.

Senior Bowl clicks

Bills Roundup: Buffalo Goes Deep With QB Prospects - VIDEO -
"Day two at the Senior Bowl wrapped up with the Bills meeting with all six quarterbacks, coach Marrone met the scouts, and several nice plays were made in practice."

QB Ryan Nassib on the Bills Staff - VIDEO -
"Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib talks about a hand-full of his former coaches being in Buffalo, including head coach Doug Marrone, and how he would feel about rejoining them. "

Bills Focus: Doug Marrone 1 on 1 Interview - VIDEO -
"New Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone talks about meeting the scouting staff for the first time, the evaluation of the current roster, and his former Syracuse players at the Senior Bowl."

QB Mike Glennon on Bills, Senior Bowl - VIDEO -
"The NC State QB talks about his familiarity with the Bills, the job interview process at the Senior Bowl, and a high standard for young QB's in the NFL."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - College QB's Season Recap
"Here is a recap of how the 2012 season went for nine of the quarterbacks who will be available in the April draft." Broad strokes from Howard Simon.

AFC East Senior Bowl preview - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Three players the Bills might target are discussed.

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December at the Ralph: Heartbreak, Hope and the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Story Project
Before, during and after the last game of the 2012 season, this piece profiles the psyche of Bills fans in the midst of another lost season. Why attend this final, meaningless game?

Bills face tough decisions on fate of wide receivers - The Buffalo News
"But the tender for 2013 is $2.023 million, which means the Bills would be offering both Jones and Nelson raises of nearly 275 percent from the $540,000 base salary each had in 2012."

Chan Gailey's assistant coaches starting to land new gigs - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
Bob Bicknell (receivers) has reportedly been hired by the Philadelphia Eagles, while David Lee (quarterbacks) is rumored to be with the New York Jets. Bruce DeHaven is also in the running in Dallas, meaning some of the former Bills coaching staff are getting work.

Stevie Johnson: Ryan Fitzpatrick should have QB competition - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Because competition brings out the best in us," Johnson said in an interview before Doug Marrone was named Bills head coach. "If we went out and got another quarterback, who knows what'll happen? Fitz may still win, or the other guy my win. Let it happen like that."

Chargers announce more coaching moves | ProFootballTalk
"The Chargers also have hired Bills offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris to coach the offensive line. He’s a 36-year coaching veteran."

Browns, Chiefs among teams with new coaches, big questions -
"Can Doug Marrone reach Mario Williams and the Bills' D-line?" Syracuse alum Adam Schein thinks it's up to Mike Pettine.

Cuomo Jokes: 'Bills Better Win' |
"An annual support for the operation, that's about $60 million," said Cuomo. "All I can tell you is for $60 million dollars, the Bills better win this year."