The Buffalo Orange streak continues. According to reports Doug Marrone is set to make Nathaniel Hackett the first member of his Buffalo Bills coaching staff. Hackett will serve as the team’s offensive coordinator, the same position he held on Marrone’s staff with Syracuse.
Hackett has some NFL coaching experience, but its minimal at best. This won’t be his first stint in Buffalo, as he was the team’s offensive quality control coach on Dick Jauron’s staff. He also served in the same position for two years in Tampa Bay.
Hackett has been the offensive coordinator for the Orange for the past two seasons after originally joining the team as the quarterbacks and tight end coach. He’s served as Marrone’s play-caller the past two seasons, a job he will likely continue as Marrone said at his press conference that he himself would not be calling plays.
Hackett is another young mind to join the team at only 33 years of age. Just like Marrone, this will be his first chance to have a big role with an NFL franchise. With another member of the Syracuse Orange joining the team, it will be interesting to see if Marrone brings any more familiar faces onto his coaching staff.