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Marrone could be trying to lure Carmichael to Buffalo

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Quietly, the contract of Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Jr. is expiring.  Adam Schefter of ESPN reported several days ago that both Carmichael and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will soon be free agents, absent new deals.

Now with former Saints offensive coordinator Doug Marrone, who worked for the Saints from 2006 through 2008, running the show in Buffalo, Marrone could be trying to make a run at Carmichael.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Saints haven’t given up on Carmichael, yet.  They believe that, ultimately, Carmichael will choose to remain in New Orleans.  (The presence of Drew Brees on the roster could be a slight factor in the final decision-making process.)

Carmichael, who joined the Saints in 2006, also has interviewed for the head-coaching job in Chicago.

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14 Responses to “Marrone could be trying to lure Carmichael to Buffalo”
  1. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 7, 2013 1:58 PM

    Make sure it’s a package deal with Spags

  2. billsfan4eva says: Jan 7, 2013 1:59 PM

    That would be incredible! We can only hope! I hope Marrone can pull it off and get Pete to jump to The Bills. I would also be happy with Norv coming here and making a run at Alex Smith as a free agent.

  3. redrifle14 says: Jan 7, 2013 2:05 PM

    Stay in Orleans…

  4. 93warchant says: Jan 7, 2013 2:11 PM

    Doug who … this is the reason the bills are terrible every year… and Alex Smith is under contract for the next 2 seasons. Oy bills fans.

  5. pmp300300 says: Jan 7, 2013 2:30 PM

    Marrone helped build that New Orleans offense. Before that he designed the blocking schemes for Curtis Martin’s HOF career. Don’t sell this guy short. As far as Alex Smith is concerned Bills fans, don’t waste your time. Marrone needs a guy who can sling it all over the field in cold weather…enter Matt Flynn…

  6. eatitfanboy says: Jan 7, 2013 2:45 PM

    Aside from the fact that Carmichael is a free agent, and Marrone knows him, is there any shred of evidence that this is actually happening?

  7. sletts72085 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:00 PM

    @93warchant, how do you kno, shut your mouth, unless u have a crystal ball I don’t want to hear your negativity, here in buffalo, we re high on Marrone, and what he brings to the Bills, if you don’t like it go get a new team, we don’t need crappy fans like you, we’re the die hards who bleed red, white, blue, and charging Buffalo’s, we will never bail on our team, god that gelt good!!!!!!!!!!

  8. thepftpaperchase says: Jan 7, 2013 3:42 PM

    93warchant:
    Doug who used to be the offensive coordinator for Sean who when he took the head coaching job in 2006 in New Orleans.

  9. marvsleezy says: Jan 7, 2013 3:59 PM

    As crazy as this sounds, Chan Gailey should just be demoted to offensive coordinator.

    The Bills have to pay him anyway. He just needs someone to take over play calling and game planning. But the design of the offense is actually really good.

  10. ilovefoolsball says: Jan 7, 2013 4:41 PM

    Any coach who would leave Drew Brees when he’s still putting up 5,000+ yard seasons must make an appointment with a shrink.

  11. stealthjunk says: Jan 7, 2013 4:50 PM

    Hmm…Brees or Fitzpatrick. Carmichael is going to have a tough time with this decision.

  12. 93warchant says: Jan 7, 2013 4:50 PM

    so bills fans think highly of Doug. no surprise there since he was 25-25 at Syracuse. that’s it bills fans settle back in your seats and accept mediocrity for years to come.

  13. noring4youstill says: Jan 7, 2013 8:16 PM

    Missing a key ingredient in Buffalo. No Brees. Pete stays put.

  14. nomoresteelersfansplease says: Jan 8, 2013 6:07 PM

    @93warchant you’re obviously a fair-weather fan. If you knew the game of football, you’d see Doug Marrone changed the entire SU football program. He took a team that had no talent, and turned them into winners in 4 years. Look at syracuse’s w/l records before he arrived, and after he took over, and you’ll see why Buffalo and its fans are so high on him. (San Diego and Cleveland also stated serious interest in him) he’s a young, up-and-coming coach. He’ll do just fine in WNY

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