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Buffalo Bills’ Coaching Staff is Blending Together in a Positive Way

February 20th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
By Lea Natalello

"Our focus right now is how we do a better job as coaches in getting this team ready to compete in 2014,” stated Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone, as reported by the Bills' official website.

In preparation for the upcoming season Marrone has added six new assistant coaches to the staff with hopes of a better future. The team finished their most recent season with a 6-10 record, so they can only go up from here.

"Change is not a bad thing," added Marrone.

The biggest addition to the team will be defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Schwartz has a long standing career in the NFL and has earned the respect of his fellow coaches, especially Fred Pagac, linebacker coach.

“Obviously we want to keep it where our players can learn it. I think that’s a key in any coaching situation whether you’re in it for a while or not. I think coach Schwartz will do a great job of setting up the defense. I can see the communication as we’re going through right now being similar to what they were last year so there should not be a lot of new teaching. The schemes are a little different to what they played a year ago. Really it’s not a bad situation to be in. I think the players will pick it up very easily," stated Pagac in an interview with

The other new additions are Rob Moore, wide receivers, Todd Downing, quarterbacks, Jim Hostler, offensive assistant, and Pepper Johnson, defensive line.

According to Marrone, the staff is working together and are ahead of the game going into this season.

"I think we all know exactly what we have to do. As coaches we have to make sure that we take the players we have on this team and put them in the best position to win. Get a good plan, get ahead of schedule and break down our opponents for 2014," Marrone told

The coaches appears to be blending well.

Tags: 2014, Buffalo, Buffalo Bills, coaches, Doug Marrone, Football, fred pagac, jim hostler, jim schwartz, NFL, pepper johnson, Rob Moore, todd downing

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