Doug Marrone expresses regret over Buffalo Bills exit

It’s been two years since coach opted out of his contract with the jersey, which started his wayward journey back into the driver’s seat of an franchise.

Now that he’s had time to reflect, Marrone said he has his fair share of regrets.

“Yeah, I’m not going to sit up here and say, ‘No it wasn’t [a learning experience].’ Yeah, that’s definitely a big part of the learning process of wanting more time and things of that nature,” he said Wednesday. “Privately, I’ve talked to [Bills owner] Terry [Pegula] about that and he knows how I feel about it. Obviously, I’ll keep that conversation private, but yes, I would say ‘absolutely’ you learn from that and that’s one of the mistakes you wish you can go back and do over and you just wish you had more time. I think when I look at it, I look at myself, is that I wish I could’ve communicated things better at that time.”

He added: “I think you take away a lot. I think you take away (that) everything is a learning experience. You look back, and obviously, I made mistakes in Buffalo. You look back on them and just a couple things and you just try to grow from it and do a better job. I always appreciated that experience, I thought Kim and Terry Pegula were great coming in. Mr. (Ralph) Wilson was awesome while he was alive when I was there, . The people in the organization; there’s a lot of great people there and I think when you go back and when you look back, I’ll be honest, there’s some things that I should’ve done differently cheap jerseys and I think I’ve learned from that and it’s made me a better coach today.”

Marrone turned up in a good place. The new Jaguars regime has been nothing but patient while trying to rebuild and Marrone should have a less turbulent atmosphere in which to work. Add in the architectural skills of new executive vice president and you get an enviable situation should the team be able to figure out its quarterback situation.

Nike Bills #52 Preston Brown Royal Blue Team Color Men's Stitched NFL Limited Tank Top JerseyYou could use this term loosely, since Jones did so himself. Jones had matriculated to OSU to play football and, hopefully, one day make it big in the NFL. This past weekend, Jones earned his college degree, and to mark the occasion, he dug up a long-deleted tweet that neatly encapsulated how much his philosophy on higher education has changed in five years.

Jones completed the two remaining courses needed to earn a degree in African-American and African studies this spring. He had some more fun with the infamous tweet at his graduation ceremony.

The team announced it cut kicker Dan Carpenter, corner Nickell Robey-Coleman, safety Phillip Thomas, tight end Gerald Christian and long snapper .

The moves save the Bills around $6 million of salary-cap space.

Carpenter spent the past four years in Buffalo, but his increasing struggles have made him a target of the local fans’ ire. Carpenter missed 11 extra-point attempts over the last two seasons — when the NFL moved back PATs — and nine field goals over that same span.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Bills tried to trade Robey-Coleman, who signed a three-year, $4.685 million contract in 2015 but failed to find a swapping partner. Cutting the slot corner is the most surprising of the five players jettisoned. Releasing Robey-Coleman saves the Bills just $1.65 million in cap space. The 25-year-old should find a home in a market where slot corners are in demand.

With Stephon Gilmore set to hit the free-agent market Thursday, Buffalo’s secondary appears in flux, unless the Bills pony up to retain their former first-round pick before the new league year begins.

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