The Buffalo Bills hope that Doug Marrone can do in Buffalo what he did in New Orleans as an offensive coordinator a few years ago. Marrone led the Saints high powered offense to a top ranking in the league twice during his tenure as OC under Sean Payton. Marrone has spent the last four years coaching at Syracuse where he compiled a 25-25 record during that time, but did have a decent season this year and they defeated West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The Bills chose Marrone over the likes of Lovie Smith and Ken Whisenhunt – two men who have led their teams to the Super Bowl.
For the Bills anything has to be an improvement over the results they were able to get from Chan Gailey who rang up a less than impressive 16-32 record in his our seasons. Marrone will look to end the longest playoff drought in the NFL that dates back to 1999.