While new Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has hogged the national spotlight this offseason with his up-tempo, attacking style of offense, Doug Marrone of the Buffalo Bills has flown under the radar.
Both coaches have been cryptic about specific offensive plans. What’s clear is that both coaches will keep defenses guessing through liberal use of the no-huddle and read-option to maintain a break-neck pace.
First-round quarterback EJ Manuel impressed the Bills’ brass with his ability to pick up the Xs and Os in a five-hour meeting back in early April.
“It’s definitely a new type of offense. It’s an innovative offense,” Manuel said Monday, via the team’s official site. “It’s something I’m excited to work into and learn.”
The buzzword of Marrone’s and coordinator Nathaniel Hackett’s offense is “multiple,” as in the different looks thrown at defensive coordinators as well as the various ways the coaching staff can exploit Manuel’s arm and legs.
Source: Chris Wesseling, NFL.com