Originally posted by Paul:
Solid hire... I live in Syracuse, the 4 years before Marrone was hired they won 10 games... 4 years since 25 wins (including 2 bowls). I know some are bashing this move, but he has a ton of NFL experience & did a great job in Syracuse (they beat several top 25 teams the past 2 seasons). I'm interested to see what his staff is going to be composed of and what he does at QB, but with the AFC east being very meh asides from the Pats... the Bills aren't so far off as people think.
My opinion is Buffalo is going to be the team to move to LA in 7-10 years. All of the media keeps talking that when Wilson dies they will sell the team, couple that with the new lease signed that after 7 years gives the Bills a window to leave without penalty and you've got one hell of an opportunity for a new ownership group to swoop in when the 94 year old Wilson dies, not being callous but if he makes it another 3 years I'd be shocked. New owner comes in around 2014-2015, can start a project out in LA and be on a similar timetable as our SC stadium, with an emergency backup plan to play at one of the various college stadiums in LA for a season.
So I kind view the next few years in Buffalo as nothing more then a "training ground" of sorts for employees of the franchise, give them opportunity to excel and be hired elsewhere before they sell the team and the new owner brings in "his guys".
All of this is incredibly ridiculous speculation on my part but with media reporting that they plan on selling the team after Ralph Wilson's death then I don't expect them to be in Buffalo in 7 years let alone 10.
So I wasn't expecting a splashy hire at all. Marrone seems like a decent hire but it just reinforces my opinion that football in Buffalo is a "dead man walking"
[ Edited by sfout on Jan 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM ]