Doug Marrone so frustrated after Buffalo Bills’ loss that he won’t pet his dog

Doug-MarroneThe Buffalo Bills blew a great opportunity for a signature win on Sunday when they were outplayed by the Kansas City Chiefs down the stretch after taking a 10-3 lead into halftime. The Chiefs improved to a perfect 9-0, and Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone seemed crushed by the loss.

How crushed? For starters, I hope Marrone’s dog didn’t expect a nice rub down when his or her master returned home on Sunday.

“I’m pissed. I’m going to use that type of energy,” Marrone told reporters, via BuffaloBills.com. “I’m going to go home, not talk to anybody, just shut it down. I’m going to be by myself, I’m not going to pet my dog and I’m going to get fired up. I’m going to come to work tomorrow, I’m going to watch this film, I’m going to be a pro, I’m going to be a man. I’m just going to look at it and what can we do better.”

With the Jets, Patriots and Dolphins all having won, the Bills badly needed a victory to remain in the AFC East hunt. Instead, they find themselves dead last in the division with a record of 3-6. A playoff appearance is likely out of the question, though Marrone is not planning to throw in the towel.

“We’re not out of the playoffs,” he added. “We’re a good football team that is not making the plays that we have to make. We play extremely hard, we fight through adversity, but we’re just not making the plays at the times that we need to make it. And that’s everybody.”

The fact that Buffalo has even won three games is impressive when you consider the horrendous quarterback situation (especially when injuries like this happen) they have dealt with all season. Realistically, Marrone and company will be looking to build toward the future when rookie EJ Manuel returns sometime in the next few weeks. This isn’t a playoff team, and the head coach knows it.

Bills coach Doug Marrone didn’t know backup quarterback Aaron Corp’s name

Doug-MarroneBuffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone is still getting acclimated with his new team. The Bills have yet to begin any organized offseason workouts, so Marrone probably hasn’t had a chance to speak with all of his players in person. In fact, he may not even know all of their names.

Marrone was recently discussing his team’s quarterback situation with SI.com’s Don Banks when the subject of depth came up. The Bills currently have Tarvaris Jackson penciled in as their starting quarterback with former Richmond quarterback Aaron Corp listed as the backup by default. According to Banks, Marrone referred to Corp as “Andy Corp.”

Give the man a break. It could have easily been a slip of the tongue. Or, as Around the League pointed out, it’s possible Marrone is simply unfamiliar with Corp like the rest of us. Corp was a highly-touted prospect out of high school but lost out to Matt Barkley for the starting position at USC. He was signed as an undrafted free agent last season but lasted just a few weeks on Buffalo’s roster.

“I always think to myself, ‘What do people mean when they say franchise (quarterback)?’” Marrone said. “You know? What’s the definition of that? We’re going to have somebody back there playing that position for us. I don’t know what category to put them in.”

It sounds obvious that Marrone isn’t thrilled with the current quarterback situation, and why should he be? It was clear the team had moved on from Ryan Fitzpatrick when those hackers recorded Buffalo GM Buddy Nix’s phone conversation, but is Jackson an upgrade? I think we all know the answer to that.