Prior to taking his current job as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, the most prominent coaching role that Doug Marrone held at the NFL level was the offensive coordinator post for the New Orleans Saints. He held that job for three years from 2006 to 2008, coaching the offensive line and helping head coach Sean Payton run that side of the ball.
If you've watched the Saints offensive under Payton - even from afar as a fantasy football owner - you're aware of the fact that it's an offense that churns out a large quantity of highly productive players, and that the most productive of a large stable of playmakers varies on a weekly basis. Marrone and Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will be running a similar system in Buffalo, and ideally, the Bills will be able to replicate that deep stable of weapons.
Today, Buffalo has four proven offensive weapons: C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson at running back, wide receiver Stevie Johnson and tight end Scott Chandler have all, to different degrees, established themselves as producers at the NFL level. Our question for you this afternoon, Bills fans, is this: out of the team's multitude of young and unproven offensive skill players, which has the best chance at not just becoming option five, but perhaps unseating one of those top four players? And, if your answer seems obvious, how high do you think your guy can rise in the proverbial pecking order?