Posts Tagged ‘Nathaniel Hackett’

Nathaniel Hackett Hired as Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterbacks Coach

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Former Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is reuniting with former Bills head coach Doug Marrone in Jacksonville. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Former Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is reuniting with former Bills head coach Doug Marrone in Jacksonville. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

As they were with the Buffalo Bills, and previously with Syracuse, Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett will be coaching together again in 2015—albeit in smaller roles than they held with the Bills the past two years.

Hackett was hired Thursday to be the quarterbacks coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who hired Marrone to coach their offensive line last week. Hackett was the Bills’ offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014, but was replaced by Greg Roman this offseason after Marrone opted out of his contract on New Year’s Eve after two years as the Bills’ head coach.

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Buffalo Bills Hiring Rex Ryan Leads to Mixed Reactions

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
The Buffalo Bills are turning to Rex Ryan, who spent the last six years with the New York Jets, to lead them as their new head coach. (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills are turning to Rex Ryan, who spent the last six years with the New York Jets, to lead them as their new head coach. (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn — USA Today Sports)

BBD Columnist: Josh Cornwall

When the Buffalo Bills were spurned by head coach Doug Marrone just hours before the turn of the New Year, few could have predicted the 12-day journey that would lead them to hiring former New York Jets head man Rex Ryan. Despite a laundry list of candidates, including 12 who were interviewed for the head coach position, owners Terry and Kim Pegula wrangled in the former division rival.

They had their guy.

Bills fans have heard that sentiment before. Too much. But the Pegulas’ first major action as new owners had a different feel, for the first time since Wade Phillips took over the team’s coaching job in the late 1990s.

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Buffalo Bills Win over Green Bay Packers One to Remember, Earns Doug Marrone Another Year

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Sunday's Buffalo Bills win over the Green Bay Packers was one to remember. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Sunday’s Buffalo Bills win over the Green Bay Packers was one to remember. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Josh Cornwall

Wow.

A full 24 hours has passed since the Buffalo Bills pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the 2014 NFL season, handing the NFC favorite Green Bay Packers a 21-13 loss at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but the game still has the feeling of being too surreal for words. The Bills received contributions from all three of their November pickups, but none bigger than a punt return touchdown by Marcus Thigpen and the first two interceptions of Bacarri Rambo’s career.

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Buffalo Bills’ Playoff Chances Fall as Kyle Orton Shows Ugly Side

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
The Bills had big days from their defense and Sammy Watkins, but Kyle Orton couldn't do enough to lead Buffalo to a win. (Photo: Ron Chenoy -- USA Today Sports)

The Bills had big days from their defense and Sammy Watkins, but Kyle Orton couldn’t do enough to lead Buffalo to a win. (Photo: Ron Chenoy — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Josh Cornwall

For the first three quarters, Kyle Orton and the Buffalo Bills offense could not get of their own way in Sunday’s one-touchdown, 24-17 loss at the Denver Broncos. The Bills defense kept them in striking distance with another dominant performance, but Buffalo’s offense awoke far too late in the game to stage a miraculous comeback.

In principle, the Bills are still very much alive in the playoff chase due to helpful losses by the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins. However, the team showed it may not be ready to take the next step through its brutal four-game finish of the 2014 season.

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What Must Happen for Buffalo Bills to Upset Denver Broncos

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
The Buffalo Bills need No. 4 overall pick Sammy Watkins to step up his game. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills need No. 4 overall pick Sammy Watkins to step up his game. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Sunday begins the quadrant of the Buffalo Bills’ season in that, if the games were played on paper, we should already know who the winner of each of the final four games will be. The Bills should have one easy win in front of them when they play the Oakland Raiders in Week 15, but the other three games—all against teams who have 9-3 records so far this season—look to be likely losses.

The first of those three games comes against the Denver Broncos, at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Denver’s Sports Authority Field. If the Bills are going to come up with a victory—one they need to keep themselves in position to make the playoffs—they’re going to have to do so against a team that has won all six of its home games this year.

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