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Still Looking For Advisor: Despite being spurned by Bill Polian, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports the Pegulas are still looking for an advisor to look at the football operations. An NFL source reportedy told the paper that the team isn't looking for someone with Polian's lofty status but someone with experience to advise GM Doug Whaley when evaluating talent. The report says that Cleveland Browns senior player-personnel associate Ron Hill's name has surfaced as someone who is highly recommended by the league. He has 34 years of experience as an NFL scout and player personnel executive.
Hackett Lands With Marrone: Nathaniel Hackett has a new job with his old boss. Hackett will join Doug Marrone in Jacksonville as the QB coach. He was under consideration for the offensive coordinator's job in St. Louis but backed out to take the job with Marrone who is the OL coach for the Jaguars and the assistant head coach. Front Office Page.
Coordinators Introduced: Rex Ryan introduced offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman to the Western New York media yesterday. Ryan said to enjoy these guys now because they both will be head coaches someday. Thurman was his right hand man with the Jets and the two work together on the play calling. Thurman admitted that Ryan usually comes up with the plays first. He said they are not tied to a system and will run more of a hybrid offense instead of a straight 3-4 or 4-3. Roman said he's committed to the run and that everyone has a clean slate with them. They may do waht they did before or they may be asked to do different things going forward. He likes what he sees from EJ Manuel but he needs to work on his consistency.
Ryan Announces Coaching Staff: Rex Ryan officially announced the hiring of six assistants and the retaining of four assistants from Doug Marrone's staff. Most of these hirings were previously reported. Michael Hamlin is the Special Teams Quality Control coach, Aaron Kromer will coach the offensive line, Sanjay Lal is the WR coach, Anthony Lynn is the assistant head coach and running backs coach, D’Anton Lynn is a defensive assitant and Chris Palmer has been hired as the senior offensive assistant. Kurt Anderson was retained as the assistant offensive line coach, Donnie Henderson will help coach the defensive backs, Jason Rebrovich shifts to coach outside linebackers and Jason Vrable will be retained as the offensive quality control coach. New Coaching Hires.
3 Bills Start Pro Bowl: It looked like the Bills defense on the front line of the defensive for Team Carter in the Pro Bowl. Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, and Mario Williams were in the starting lineup for the losing team as Team Irvin won 32-28. Dareus had two tackles while Kyle had four tackles including two for losses. Mario had no stats.
Pepper Gets Job: Pepper Johnson is the first of Doug Marrone's old assistants to get a new job. He has been hired as the defensive line coach of the New York Jets. The rest of the coaches that were not retained are still looking for jobs although they may not have been officially released from their Bills' contracts yet. Front Office Page.