So long as it's his call,
said he was sticking with quarterback
as his starter for the remainder of the season.
What has suddenly become unclear is whether that decision rests solely with Marrone.
The second-year coach raised questions after practice Wednesday as to whether he has the last say on determining his starting lineup.
Without specifying who, Marrone on two instances referred to "somebody else" as having a potential say.
Marrone's comments come at a time when Buffalo is in jeopardy of extending the NFL's longest active playoff drought to a 15th consecutive season. The franchise is entering its first off-season with new owners Terry and Kim Pegula, who purchased the team in October after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March.
Buffalo (7-6) plays host to Green Bay (10-3) on Sunday.
Helping out the birds
A window film designed by
The team's $1-billion stadium due to open in 2016 depends on vast windows to create an airy feeling. But bird lovers have asked the team to change out clear glass with "fritted" glass that they say is safer for birds.
The Vikings have resisted, saying they don't want to obscure sunlight. But Vice President Lester Bagley told the Star Tribune the team is open to testing the clear film.
Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the authority overseeing stadium construction, said such a study might start during bird migration season in various locations in Minnesota. The stadium would be included in tests after it is built.