Jan 7, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone speaks at the press conference announcing his hiring as the new Bills head coach at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Marrone trades barbs with media already (Video)


The Buffalo Bills have a new head coach in Doug Marrone, he is already duking it out with the Buffalo media. Particularly over the whereabouts of defensive end Mario Williams who has been MIA from practice with a “sore foot.”

The Buffalo News website has a full timeline of the exchange and provided the video of the incident at the bottom of this post. Here are some of the meat and potatoes of the conversation:

“I’m going to say this. I want to say something, and then I’ll let you say your piece so we’re all on the same page,” Marrone said. “I’m a straight shooter. You could ask anyone that’s ever known me from when I was a kid. I’m shooting you straight, OK? I understand you have a job to do. I have an appreciation for it.

“My answers are going to be it’s the same situation as it was yesterday. For me to speculate, I never speculate until I hear from the medical staff. … The doctors go through an evaluation process, and when they inform me, that’s when I know. It’s as simple as that.

“I get frustrated, honestly, when it gets to a point where I feel like I’ve tried to explain myself and how I handle the injuries, and I’ve answered the questions, and you keep coming at me, all right?”


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