It what can only be called a most unprofessional move, former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone reportedly sent a mass email to his players announcing that he was exercising an opt-out in his contract and leaving the club.
“Any time you get a text message saying that it’s happening, you feel like you got punched in the stomach,” RB Fred Jackson said during his weekly appearance on WGR 550 in Buffalo. “I mean, stuff could have been handled different. We don’t … we all weren’t in the room and understand what went down.”
“It’s the unfortunate part of the business,” Jackson continued. “Everybody makes decisions that best suits them. For us, we’re not going to dwell on what he decided to do.”
The search now begins for a new coach to lead the team into the future. The Bills finished with a 9-7 record, good enough for 2nd in the AFC North.