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(WHAM Rochester)   The Buffalo Bills' new head coach is... oh, what's the point? *turns the lights out, walks away sadly*   (13wham.com) divider line 59
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2013-01-06 12:19:32 PM  
Where does one put the comma with, " What a Marrone? "
 
2013-01-06 12:28:18 PM  
GET A BRAIN, MARRONE!
 
2013-01-06 12:28:52 PM  
'Cuse has a football team?
 
2013-01-06 12:32:07 PM  
That is kind of a strange hire; were there really other teams beating down the door to interview this guy? Seems like a hire you could have made at any point in time...why not at least try and get some other interviews in there?

I mean, the Chiefs moving quickly on someone like Reid, or the Browns/Eagles trying to get Chip Kelly right away, who is so hot right now he probably has his own Zoolander meme, makes sense. But a guy who got to a couple of bowl games in literally the worst BCS conference in the country?
 
2013-01-06 12:33:27 PM  
I'm just glad they didn't hire Lovie Smith. I have too many friends who are Bears fans for that to have gone well.
 
2013-01-06 12:33:48 PM  
Sadly? This is a guy that turned a perennial loser into a disciplined, winning team. Sounds about right to me.
 
2013-01-06 12:35:02 PM  
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You fargin iceholes!
 
2013-01-06 12:35:21 PM  

jayhawk88: That is kind of a strange hire; were there really other teams beating down the door to interview this guy? Seems like a hire you could have made at any point in time...why not at least try and get some other interviews in there?

I mean, the Chiefs moving quickly on someone like Reid, or the Browns/Eagles trying to get Chip Kelly right away, who is so hot right now he probably has his own Zoolander meme, makes sense. But a guy who got to a couple of bowl games in literally the worst BCS conference in the country?


Yeah. Before he got there, they were the worst team in that conference. Sound familiar?
 
2013-01-06 12:36:57 PM  
Lol. A guy who went .500 overall with a Big East team. But, hey, at least he went 11-17 in the conference and won whatever the hell a New Era Pinstripe Bowl is twice.
 
2013-01-06 12:38:37 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: I'm just glad they didn't hire Lovie Smith. I have too many friends who are Bears fans for that to have gone well.


I'd rather hire a guy with a record over .500 in the NFL than a guy with a .500 record at a Big East school.

Contract the Bills and replace them with an expansion team in LA already.
 
2013-01-06 12:39:22 PM  

PowerSlacker: I'd rather hire a guy with a record over .500 in the NFL than a guy with a .500 record at a Big East school.


Even if that guy coached Drew Brees from 2005-08? And learned under Sean Payton?
 
2013-01-06 12:41:23 PM  

velvet_fog: Lol. A guy who went .500 overall with a Big East team. But, hey, at least he went 11-17 in the conference and won whatever the hell a New Era Pinstripe Bowl is twice.


It's the bowl game they hold in Yankee Stadium for the sake of having a bowl game in Yankee Stadium.
 
2013-01-06 12:44:25 PM  
Experienced coach
Proven coach
Cheap coach

Guess which one is going to get picked.

Welcome to the new NFL: The Big Lots of football.
 
2013-01-06 12:45:11 PM  
Oh my!
 
2013-01-06 12:47:28 PM  
I'm actually not devastated by this hire. The guy turned around a terrible team, and this keeps us from hiring Lovie Smith. I'll call it a win, for now, until they tear my heart out again in about 9 months.
 
2013-01-06 12:50:33 PM  
On the Bright Side, it wasn't the Wiz.
 
2013-01-06 12:52:29 PM  
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2013-01-06 12:53:13 PM  
I'm somewhat surprised a cheap-ish team like the Bills didn't look at someone like Jim Leavitt (current 49ers LB coach). If they're impressed with someone making Syracuse relevant again in the Big East, then you can't overlook Leavitt, who in less than a decade took an FCS independent in USF and made them a Big East stalwart and top #25 team. Of course, he did go full retard and punch that kid, but USF has sucked ass since they fired him.
 
2013-01-06 01:00:33 PM  

MikeSass: Experienced coach
Proven coach
Cheap coach

Guess which one is going to get picked.

Welcome to the new NFL: The Big Lots of football.


It's like they wanted to hire locally to save on any moving expenses.
 
2013-01-06 01:01:05 PM  
Sadly turns off the lights?  More like Sam Marrone, amiright?  Right? .....

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Diane was funnier than Rebecca
 
2013-01-06 01:04:30 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Yeah. Before he got there, they were the worst team in that conference. Sound familiar?


He did schedule up, I'll give him that. Non-conference games against Northwestern, USC, and Minn this year. Dates against Wake and Washington in past years as well.

Just saying, not sure how impressive this feat really is.
 
2013-01-06 01:04:37 PM  

eddievercetti: On the Bright Side, it wasn't the Wiz.


Or Lovie for that matter. I like the pick. Young, disciplined. According to Sal Cappachio the Bills front office will get 91 years younger with this pick and Doug Whaley coming in to replace Nix eventually.
 
2013-01-06 01:08:44 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: eddievercetti: On the Bright Side, it wasn't the Wiz.

Or Lovie for that matter. I like the pick. Young, disciplined. According to Sal Cappachio the Bills front office will get 91 years younger with this pick and Doug Whaley coming in to replace Nix eventually.


Lovie was my choice. Head coach experienc in he nfl plus he could fix the defense
 
2013-01-06 01:22:21 PM  

RangerTaylor: I'm actually not devastated by this hire. The guy turned around a terrible team, and this keeps us from hiring Lovie Smith.


You got something against hiring successful NFL coaches?
 
2013-01-06 01:37:37 PM  
I don't see it as all that bad of a pick. He knows how a high octane offense is run and what is needed, is somewhat local already, and not all that bad of a head coach, especially given the circumstances.
 
2013-01-06 01:39:39 PM  

" I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of Fark.com: You lousy cork-soakers. You have violated my farging rights. Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves. "


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2013-01-06 01:40:41 PM  
I wanted Lovie Smith. I'll give this pick the benefit of the doubt.
 
2013-01-06 01:43:43 PM  
As a Bills fan my initial reaction was:

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Then I realized that the Bills haven't formally announced it, still. On top of that, I'd almost rather have a young, new, fiery guy vs. an old retread.
 
2013-01-06 01:46:43 PM  

Killer Cars: I'm somewhat surprised a cheap-ish team like the Bills didn't look at someone like Jim Leavitt (current 49ers LB coach). If they're impressed with someone making Syracuse relevant again in the Big East, then you can't overlook Leavitt, who in less than a decade took an FCS independent in USF and made them a Big East stalwart and top #25 team. Of course, he did go full retard and punch that kid, but USF has sucked ass since they fired him.


The Bills are not as cheap as you might think. They spent a ton to lure Williams and resign Steve Johnson. Their main issue is that they have had bad GMs and have drafted very poorly the past decade with the exception of CJ Spiller. I believe the housecleaning should continue with Nix getting axed as well.
 
2013-01-06 02:35:32 PM  

skinink: " I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of Fark.com: You lousy cork-soakers. You have violated my farging rights. Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves. "
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Knock down that farging wall, knock down that farging wall and knock down that farging wall.
 
2013-01-06 02:38:13 PM  
Cheer up, Bills Fans. Ralph Wilson will have to die one of these days, then maybe the team can be run by somebody competent.
 
2013-01-06 02:57:53 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: Cheer up, Bills Fans. Ralph Wilson will have to die one of these days, then maybe the team can be run by somebody competent.


Yes.

The Bills have "Bill Wirtz Syndrome".

The cure will be the same.
 
2013-01-06 03:10:17 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: Cheer up, Bills Fans. Ralph Wilson will have to die one of these days, then maybe the team can be run by somebody competent.


Like now? Wilson has no control anymore. The team is run by President & CEO Russ Brandon now. And just because you've never heard of him doesn't mean he's a bad hire.
 
2013-01-06 03:21:41 PM  
Better or worse than the CFL coach Chicago is pursuing?
 
2013-01-06 03:33:16 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Like now? Wilson has no control anymore. The team is run by President & CEO Russ Brandon now. And just because you've never heard of him doesn't mean he's a bad hire.


sportschump.net
 
2013-01-06 03:54:28 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: cameroncrazy1984: Like now? Wilson has no control anymore. The team is run by President & CEO Russ Brandon now. And just because you've never heard of him doesn't mean he's a bad hire.

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Hey, a 22 year old reference! So fresh and exciting.
 
2013-01-06 04:27:56 PM  
I was hoping the Eagles would have hired him. NFL experience, head coaching experience and winning where it's tough to win. Think about it- all things being equal how good of a high school football player would you be to make Syracuse your first choice?
 
2013-01-06 05:12:38 PM  

jayhawk88: That is kind of a strange hire; were there really other teams beating down the door to interview this guy? Seems like a hire you could have made at any point in time...why not at least try and get some other interviews in there?

I mean, the Chiefs moving quickly on someone like Reid, or the Browns/Eagles trying to get Chip Kelly right away, who is so hot right now he probably has his own Zoolander meme, makes sense. But a guy who got to a couple of bowl games in literally the worst BCS conference in the country?


Make no mistake: this was a business move, not a football move. Ralph Wilson only cares about drumming up enthusiasm in a local market. By hiring the SU coach, he'll guarantee more home sellouts and merchandise in Central NY. Also the fact that this guy has zero NFL head coaching experience means he likely came cheap, and Wilson is a cheap bastard who never spends up to the salary cap on personnel, and has maintained a carousel of whichever head coach applicant is willing to work for peanuts for the last fifteen years now.
 
2013-01-06 05:52:10 PM  
People need to stop talking like Ralph is involved at all. He's not. He no longer has any other control other than owning it. Russ Brandon is in charge.

This guy is a decent choice should it be confirmed, which it has still yet to be from the Bills.
 
2013-01-06 05:53:48 PM  

Tommy Moo: jayhawk88: That is kind of a strange hire; were there really other teams beating down the door to interview this guy? Seems like a hire you could have made at any point in time...why not at least try and get some other interviews in there?

I mean, the Chiefs moving quickly on someone like Reid, or the Browns/Eagles trying to get Chip Kelly right away, who is so hot right now he probably has his own Zoolander meme, makes sense. But a guy who got to a couple of bowl games in literally the worst BCS conference in the country?

Make no mistake: this was a business move, not a football move. Ralph Wilson only cares about drumming up enthusiasm in a local market. By hiring the SU coach, he'll guarantee more home sellouts and merchandise in Central NY. Also the fact that this guy has zero NFL head coaching experience means he likely came cheap, and Wilson is a cheap bastard who never spends up to the salary cap on personnel, and has maintained a carousel of whichever head coach applicant is willing to work for peanuts for the last fifteen years now.


What coach would have constituted a "football move" hire? I'm not going to say that this will work out, but it's certainly better than a "proven" guy like Reid or Norv.
 
2013-01-06 06:05:00 PM  

The Bestest: 'Cuse has a football team?


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2013-01-06 06:08:02 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Tommy Moo: jayhawk88: That is kind of a strange hire; were there really other teams beating down the door to interview this guy? Seems like a hire you could have made at any point in time...why not at least try and get some other interviews in there?

I mean, the Chiefs moving quickly on someone like Reid, or the Browns/Eagles trying to get Chip Kelly right away, who is so hot right now he probably has his own Zoolander meme, makes sense. But a guy who got to a couple of bowl games in literally the worst BCS conference in the country?

Make no mistake: this was a business move, not a football move. Ralph Wilson only cares about drumming up enthusiasm in a local market. By hiring the SU coach, he'll guarantee more home sellouts and merchandise in Central NY. Also the fact that this guy has zero NFL head coaching experience means he likely came cheap, and Wilson is a cheap bastard who never spends up to the salary cap on personnel, and has maintained a carousel of whichever head coach applicant is willing to work for peanuts for the last fifteen years now.

What coach would have constituted a "football move" hire? I'm not going to say that this will work out, but it's certainly better than a "proven" guy like Reid or Norv.


Lovie Smith, the guy who won a superbowl with the shiattiest QB ever on a Championship team. The guy who publicly said he wanted to coach in Buffalo.
 
2013-01-06 06:22:06 PM  

Tommy Moo: AdmirableSnackbar: Tommy Moo: jayhawk88: That is kind of a strange hire; were there really other teams beating down the door to interview this guy? Seems like a hire you could have made at any point in time...why not at least try and get some other interviews in there?

I mean, the Chiefs moving quickly on someone like Reid, or the Browns/Eagles trying to get Chip Kelly right away, who is so hot right now he probably has his own Zoolander meme, makes sense. But a guy who got to a couple of bowl games in literally the worst BCS conference in the country?

Make no mistake: this was a business move, not a football move. Ralph Wilson only cares about drumming up enthusiasm in a local market. By hiring the SU coach, he'll guarantee more home sellouts and merchandise in Central NY. Also the fact that this guy has zero NFL head coaching experience means he likely came cheap, and Wilson is a cheap bastard who never spends up to the salary cap on personnel, and has maintained a carousel of whichever head coach applicant is willing to work for peanuts for the last fifteen years now.

What coach would have constituted a "football move" hire? I'm not going to say that this will work out, but it's certainly better than a "proven" guy like Reid or Norv.

Lovie Smith, the guy who won a superbowl with the shiattiest QB ever on a Championship team. The guy who publicly said he wanted to coach in Buffalo.


Meh. I like Lovie, don't get me wrong. But he's a guy I would hire for a team that had a good offense and a lousy defense - kind of like when Tony Dungy went to the Colts and the opposite of when Jon Gruden went to the Bucs. The Bills have issues on offense, especially on the offensive line, that Lovie was showing he had no idea how to fix on the Bears. I don't see him building a team from the ground up, and it's not as if the Bears were a terrible team when he joined them.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure that Marrone has as many Super Bowl championships as a head coach as Lovie Smith does.
 
2013-01-06 06:38:07 PM  
Bills fans who would rather have a mediocre college coach than a good pro coach deserve to continue living their lives of eternal shame and suffering.

/also, Hull's goal was a goal
 
2013-01-06 06:39:08 PM  

phimuskapsi: People need to stop talking like Ralph is involved at all. He's not. He no longer has any other control other than owning it. Russ Brandon is in charge.


That's what they say. And that's what everyone seems to believe.

He'll, maybe it's even true. But really, as long as Ralph Wilson is alive and owns the team, the team is his. The last say is always his, if he wants it. He can say now he won't intervene with Brandon's management, but that's his prerogative on a day-to-day basis, subject to change. His still Brandon's boss, and don't anyone forget it.
 
2013-01-06 07:47:10 PM  

PowerSlacker: Bills fans who would rather have a mediocre college coach than a good pro coach deserve to continue living their lives of eternal shame and suffering.

/also, Hull's goal was a goal


Not according to the rules it wasn't
 
2013-01-06 07:54:36 PM  

Tommy Moo: Lovie Smith, the guy who won a superbowl with the shiattiest QB ever on a Championship team. The guy who publicly said he wanted to coach in Buffalo.


Won a Super Bowl? When did this happen? I recall them getting blasted by Peyton Manning and the immortalization of the Dargon.
 
2013-01-06 08:03:18 PM  

Doc Daneeka: phimuskapsi: People need to stop talking like Ralph is involved at all. He's not. He no longer has any other control other than owning it. Russ Brandon is in charge.

That's what they say. And that's what everyone seems to believe.

He'll, maybe it's even true. But really, as long as Ralph Wilson is alive and owns the team, the team is his. The last say is always his, if he wants it. He can say now he won't intervene with Brandon's management, but that's his prerogative on a day-to-day basis, subject to change. His still Brandon's boss, and don't anyone forget it.


If Wilson were still calling the shots, I have no doubt they would have hired Whisenhunt or Lovie Smith. No doubt this is Russ Brandon's decision.
 
2013-01-06 08:53:28 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Tommy Moo: Lovie Smith, the guy who won a superbowl with the shiattiest QB ever on a Championship team. The guy who publicly said he wanted to coach in Buffalo.

Won a Super Bowl? When did this happen? I recall them getting blasted by Peyton Manning and the immortalization of the Dargon.


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2013-01-06 11:42:50 PM  

phimuskapsi: As a Bills fan my initial reaction was:



Then I realized that the Bills haven't formally announced it, still. On top of that, I'd almost rather have a young, new, fiery guy vs. an old retread.


That's pretty much where I'm at with it too. He's 48, right? When's the last time we had a HC younger than 50? Mularkey maybe? Have we EVER had a coach younger than 50?

I'll take a bold move over a yawner any day. We gotta turn this shiat around.

/Go Bills.
 
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