Doug Marrone Goes Ballistic On Bills Front Office, Calls Himself “Saint Doug”. In Related News, Doug Marrone Is My New Favorite NFL Coach

by @TheClemReport on September 5, 2014

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CBS Sports- Tension between Bills coach Doug Marrone and the team’s front office spilled over recently in a loud verbal altercation on the practice field between the head coach and several team officials, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, punctuating what had been a tumultuous preseason for the franchise as it awaits word on new ownership.

The Bills, currently for sale after the passing of founding owner Ralph Wilson with formal bids due by mid-September, made news in the preseason when Marrone, who can be combustible, erupted publicly after two straight days of explosive training camp fights. Issues between the coach and the media have come to the fore as well, with him now using public relations officials to address injuries during his news conferences. Behind the scenes, things have been festering as well, sources said, with the blow-up between team officials shortly before the end of the preseason and final cuts, within earshot of players, shocking many who witnessed it.

The incident began with Marrone, who sources said has had a strained relationship with director of player personnel Jim Monos from their time together in New Orleans, getting into a loud exchange with Monos in which the men were cursing at each other to the point where others noticed (“they were more or less MFing each other,” is how one source put it). General manager Doug Whaley then intervened. The expletives continued and finally team president and acting owner Russ Brandon tried to defuse the situation by getting involved in an attempt to get all parties to “shut up,” as one source put it. But that too escalated into more yelling and hollering, with Brandon and Marrone ultimately separated by their peers and Marrone, in earshot of players, making remarks along the lines of “go ahead and fire me,” before order was restored and the team took the field for practice.

…Sources said Marrone has referred to himself as “Saint Doug” at times, referencing the fact that it takes two miracles to be canonized as a saint, and that he already pulled off one miracle by winning at Syracuse and alluding to the fact it would take another miracle to win in Buffalo.

I am a casual Syracuse football fan, so I already had a soft spot in my heart for Doug Marrone.  But this is fucking fantastic.  Can you imagine working for the boobs in the Buffalo Bills front office?  They are the people that drafted C.J. Spiller in the Top 10 but refuse to run him outside the tackles, used a first round pick on E.J. Manuel, and then traded away next year’s (probably Top 5) first round pick for a wide receiver that will be semi-worthless because of their shitty QB situation.  How no one has gone World Star on the Bills front office is mind-blowing.

But I guess that is how you get to the point in your life where you can name yourself a Saint.  Making Syracuse a .500 team after Greg Robinson burnt the place down like Sherman in Atlanta?  Deacon Doug.  Barely winning a couple of Pinstripe Bowls despite both being unofficial home games?  Priest Doug.  Going 6-10 with E.J Manuel and Thad Lewis as your QBs?  Saint Doug.  And by this time next year, he will be known as Offensive Line Coach Of A Middling D1 College Team Doug.

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