Doug Marrone All-In with Buffalo Bills Offense


May 28, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and quarterback EJ Manuel (3) watch play during organized team activities at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past couple of years, the offensive unit on this Buffalo Bills teams has been a lack there of.  They have under performed and had excuses as to why it wasn’t working.  Injuries or players not doing there part, as well as just not having the right personnel.

This year, Doug Marrone and the Buffalo Bills made a statement that offense was their primary focus and to this point they have not disappointed.

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The Bills have brought in players and coaches to cover some shortcomings from last year.  Todd Downing was brought in to help out Nathaniel Hackett and the QBs as the QB coach.  Jim Hostler was also brought in as an offensive assistant.  Players that were brought in via free agency was Mike Williams, Chris Williams, and Anthony Dixon.  The Bills also strengthened their wide receiver corps by jumping up 5 spots and nabbing the best play maker in the draft, Sammy Watkins.  Bryce Brown was also brought in through a trade during the draft.  This should provide enough of the right personnel in the right places for Marrone and company to have a successful season in offense.

If this wasn’t enough, during OTAs, Marrone spent most of the time working on the offense.  He left the defensive side of things to newly brought in Coordinator Jim Schwartz, to essentially fend for himself, which I am sure that Schwartz is more than capable of handling himself.

Marrone is all-in on the offensive side of the ball and is even getting involved with the offense and helping Hackett as well.  Marrone’s background is on the offensive side of the ball and working with Hackett at Syracuse, I am sure that there have been numerous strategy sessions between the two.

"“I feel that I can help this team more by being involved a little bit more on that side of the ball, “Marrone said. “If there’s a way I can help this football team get better, I’ve got to do it.”–"

With a commitment on the offensive side of the ball and the moves that they have made, along with Schwartz having just about free range on his defense, this Bills team could do wonders and end this 14 year playoff drought.  I am getting chills just thinking about it.  Here we go! GO BILLS!