Doug Marrone came into Buffalo with a huge task at hand, turn the Bills into a winning team. For Bills fans this is the end result that we have been waiting for which has been going on for 13 years. Unfortunately, we are not able to see the end result in the beginning.
Free Agency did not go as we would have liked in Buffalo. With the Buddy Nix telephone tapping incident, to minimal new signings to the team and letting G Andy Levitre get away so easily.
There is some hope at this point though. The draft is coming up and speculation is running wild right now. Voluntary Team Workouts have begun earlier this week as well. Marrone has made changes to the field house for the Buffalo Bills.
Marrone has taken what was an empty field house at either end and brought back the Championship years of the old days by putting up banners and from the AFL and AFC Championship days. He also placed a Lombardi trophy at the top of the end walls. He also put up motivation sayings such as “Don’t confuse effort with results”.
Marrone is also big on the team workouts by saying, ““It’s human nature,” Marrone said. “When you’re training as a team, you’re able to push yourself a little bit more. And I’m not saying that to people who train on their own, that they can’t get a lot accomplished, they can. But I think when you’re together as a team, it gets into team building.”
With the Workouts also comes Team building and cohesiveness which is also something the Buffalo Bills have seemed to lack in recent years. Individuals working towards a goal but not the entire team.
“What is team building?,” he asked. “Some people think it means take the team on a picnic or to go play paintball-those type of activities. But for me, team building is when I’m out there running or I’m lifting, and I’m struggling to get that last rep—I’m tired and I don’t want to run that extra sprint, and I look over there and there’s someone next to me, and he says, ‘C’mon, let’s go, we have to go. You can count on me to do it.’”
You can get more of the interview with Marrone at Buffalobills.com/johnmurphyshow.
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