The Bills are still waiting to see if they’ll need a new defensive coordinator, after Mike Pettine interviewed for the head coaching job in Cleveland.
But Bills coach Doug Marrone definitely wants to add to his staff soon, as he hopes to hire a quarterbacks coach soon.
Marrone didn’t have one last year, as the rookie NFL head coach had offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett doubling in the role.
“We’re looking at quarterback coaches,” Marrone said, via Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News. “One of the things that happened when we had those injuries was trying to get three quarterbacks ready. And having just Nathaniel was a very difficult situation, one that we didn’t foresee, but it was the situation we were in. We have a young stable of quarterbacks right now. We want to make sure we add people.”
“Not that Nathaniel can’t handle it. But we want to make sure his role as a leader and coordinator is to make sure everything’s going right. When you put three quarterbacks that are playing only one game of experience between the three, that’s not a situation you would wish on even your enemies in this profession.”
Injuries were a staple of the year for the Bills, with Kevin Kolb not able to make it to the season, and with rookie E.J. Manuel missing six games because of knee injuries. Thad Lewis (five) and Jeff Tuel (one) filled in then.
Most of the focus should and will be on getting Manuel better, as he showed flashes of being capable or better. And giving him more help can only help.