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Report: Head Coaching Candidate Doug Marrone Didn't Impress Jets In Interview

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Doug Marrone interviewed for the Jets' head coaching vacancy on Saturday, but it's looking less and less likely that he'll be replacing Rex Ryan.

The former Bills' coach didn't impress the Jets' brass, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

"Marrone failed to close the deal in his interview," a league source told the New York Daily News. "Considering he was a front-runner, it appears (owner) Woody Johnson is doing his due diligence and considering more people."

The Jets have already interviewed Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and will interview Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich on Wednesday.


Marrone opted out of his contract last week and became free to look for a new job. The Bronx native coached at Syracuse from 2009-12 before being hired by the Bills in 2013. He went 25-25 in Syracuse and 15-17 in Buffalo.

To make matters worse for Marrone, his former assistant head coach at Syracuse bad-mouthed him on the radio on Monday.

Bob Casullo told ESPN Syracuse that the 50-year-old is "self-centered, selfish, greedy." He added, "you're re-shuffling an egomaniac, less than .500 coach ... When he takes a job, he already has his plan in place for his next job."

Marrone, who previously served as the Jets' offensive line coach and the Saints' offensive coordinator, reportedly interviewed with the Falcons on Monday.

"It's about power and control," a source told the newspaper. "That is what drives Doug Marrone. That's why he is a very dangerous person to have inside the building."

The Jets fired Ryan and general manager John Idzik on "Black Monday" after finishing 4-12 and missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

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