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Buffalo Bills News: Doug Marrone's Offensive Staff Meets The Press

Doug Marrone's offense and special teams coaches met with the media on Thursday. With the remaining coaches ready to enter the spotlight today, we round up the best from yesterday's discussions.


Jerry Sullivan: Morris brings experience, pedigree to Bills - The Buffalo News

This profile of offensive line coach Pat Morris explains what the former Tampa Bay coach did during his season away from the sidelines and his pedigree.

Remember last week when Jerry Sullivan hated on all the Bills coaching hires because they were too young? Morris has 36 years of coaching experience, which is slightly more experience than Nathaniel Hackett has on the planet. Sullivan says he was inspired by Marrone yesterday, but also mentions that the 59-year-old Morris might be the most energetic coach on the staff. It's much more intriguing to read this article for the Fired Football Coaches of America (a real group) and what Morris did in 2012 than for Sullivan's take.

Bills want to re-sign defensive end Kyle Moore after knee surgery - Press Coverage

"The Bills want him back, said a source close to the team. The pass-rusher would be terrific for depth behind Mario Williams and Mark Anderson - and capable as a starter."

Unfortunately, Moore will likely be snatched up by a team looking for a "capable starter" after his breakout season in Buffalo. He'd be the top reserve for the Bills and would move only higher on the importance scale with the rumored pending retirement of Chris Kelsay.

Mel Kiper re-grades the 2012 draft - AFC East Blog - ESPN

ESPN's draft guru re-grades the 2012 draft following the season.

Kiper says Stephon Gilmore "lived up to his reputation" and Cordy Glenn "looks like a long-time starter," but gave the Bills a C-plus. I guess grading is subjective based on market size, because he was down on the Jets' rookies and gave them a C. If only any of his grades made any sense to begin with, it might matter.

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Doug Marrone on the Offensive Coaches - VIDEO -
"Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone talks about the offensive coaching staff including their experience and how far along they are in the player evaluation process they are."

AP: Hungry Hackett, 33, takes over Bills offense -
"Two weeks after he was hired away from Syracuse, Hackett was officially introduced by the Bills on Thursday. The son of longtime coach Paul Hackett plans on installing a balanced, multiple-look system in Buffalo that is based upon his scheme with the Orange."

New OC Hackett has a feel for football history - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills’ new offensive coordinator offered a 690-word answer to the first question he faced from reporters. While there were still a few topics he shied away from, Hackett spoke at length about his upbringing as a football coach’s son, and how he’s prepared himself for the position he’s in at just 33 years old."

Danny Crossman talks special teams - VIDEO -
"Bills Special Teams Coordinator Danny Crossman talks about joining the Bills staff, Kicker Rian Lindell, Punter Shawn Powell, and the effect weather has on special teams in Buffalo."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Hackett: From Neurobiology To NFL OC
"Oh I didn't want to be a coach. I was actually studying neurobiology. I wanted to be a doctor," Hackett said.

Inside The Bills | Why the Bills have 4 quality control coaches
Marrone: "What that does is it really frees up the coaches to watch more film and prepare themselves for meetings. So they’re the ones that do a lot of work and nowadays in coaching you see a great sense of appreciation for what those quality control coaches do. You see a lot of those coaches really rise quickly through the ranks."

County Legislature approves lease agreement -
"The Erie County Legislature approved the lease agreement between the Buffalo Bills, New York State and Erie County during a session on Thursday afternoon."

More on Nassib, Glennon from Senior Bowl - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib has had a disappointing Senior Bowl in the early going."

C.J. Spiller bringing all his game to NFL Pro Bowl -
"I’m not going into it cautiously because that’s how you get hurt, when you go out there trying not to give your all," said Spiller. "I’m going to approach it like I always approach it, which is go out there and do my best. I’m not only representing myself, but I’m representing the organization and I don’t want people saying that the Bills players didn’t give their all. So I’m going to go out there and try my best."

Inside The Bills | Bills scouts ready for juniors
"Bills Assistant General Manager Doug Whaley says he and GM Buddy Nix will sit down with the BLESTO scouts Friday in Mobile, to get their assesments of the crop of juniors coming into the draft in three months."