Former Bills head coach Doug Marrone returns to Western New York with his 2-8 Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday for the first time since taking a $4 million opt-out in his contract and quitting on the team. We are remembering his tenure in Marrone Week.
This prime Doug Marrone anecdote came to us from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora in September 2014, before the start of Marrone's final season in Buffalo.
It was an uneasy time for the Bills, in between Ralph Wilson's passing and the Pegulas officially coming forward to buy the team. La Canfora reported that Marrone had gotten into a loud argument with team officials on a practice field, and then dropped this nugget:
Marrone has also clashed with some players this offseason, most frequently linebacker Jerry Hughes, team sources said, and has made comments around the team which have drawn the ire of some players. 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.
Marrone says his friends will "give him crap" for "Saint Doug" reference in CBS Sports report.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) September 5, 2014
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— Jonah Javad (@JonahJavad) November 23, 2016
Stay tuned for more in Marrone Week.