Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Marrone Meets Up with Jets

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Marrone Meets Up with Jets

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The Jets' pursuit of Buffalo coach Doug Marrone for their head coach vacancy continued Saturday.

A source confirmed that Marrone, who resigned abruptly Wednesday, interviewed with Jets owner Woody Johnson and consultants Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf. The story first was reported by NFL Network.

Marrone, the Jets' offensive line coach from 2002-05 under coach Herm Edwards, exercised an opt-out clause in his contract four days ago, and immediately became an inviting target for the Jets as a potential replacement for Rex Ryan.

Marrone went 6-10 in his first season with the Bills in 2013 before guiding them to a 9-7 record this season, their first winning mark since 2004. He went 25-25 in four seasons as the Syracuse University coach before being hired by the Bills.

Marrone, a Bronx native, twice won the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium while with the Orange. While with the Bills, he wasn't able to break a postseason drought that is at 15 seasons now, the longest current one in the NFL. Buffalo was eliminated from postseason contention when it lost to woeful Oakland on the road in Week 16.

The trio of Johnson, Casserly and Wolf interviewed Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, a Morristown native, and Seahawks assistant head coach Tom Cable on Friday in Seattle.

The Jets also interviewed an in-house candidate, running backs coach Anthony Lynn last week. …

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