Thursday, February 6, 2014

Marrone adds another Syracuse, ex-Jets guy to staff


Last January, then-new Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone brought over a bunch of assistants from Syracuse to assume similar roles with the Bills, while also poaching a handful of New York Jets coaches to fill his staff under defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

Thursday, the Bills added another one of Marrone's former college assistants -- Rob Moore -- to coach the wide receivers.

And fittingly, Moore also has a strong Jets connection.

Moore, who spent four seasons as Syracuse's wide receivers coach, was selected by the Jets in the 1990 supplemental draft and went on to play five seasons with Gang Green before a five-year stint with the Arizona Cardinals.

He made the Pro Bowl once with each team and was an All-Pro selection in 1997 with the Cardinals, finishing his career with 49 touchdowns.

He'll replace Ike Hilliard, who was fired after just one season with the Bills. Moore will be reunited with his former offensive coordinator, Nathanial Hackett, which should make for quick chemistry between the two.

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