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Doug Marrone might pay off for the Bills

Another season in the books. More chaos for the rest of the AFC East, while the Patriots keep playing deep into January. I wonder if Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams sit around, crack open a bottle of something nice, put their feet up and just run through their “rivals’ ” changes each year.

The Bills started their 2013 rebuilding last week by naming former Syracuse coach Doug Marrone as the 16th head coach in franchise history. The Jets’ circus is gaining steam now that Rex Ryan finally got off a lounge chair and in front of a microphone (that public relations disaster was, as usual, owner Woody Johnson’s mistake). Ryan promoted Dennis Thurman and Ben Kotwica to defensive and special teams coordinator, respectively. Ryan is still looking for an offensive coordinator.

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