Marrone declines comment on penalties

December, 2, 2013
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills cornerback Nickell Robey made it clear following Sunday's game that he wasn't happy with a penalty call against him late in the 34-31 overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Asked after the game about the pass interference call against Robey and an illegal contact penalty against safety Aaron Williams a few minutes earlier, Bills coach Doug Marrone said he would have to review the plays and possibly send them into his weekly report to the NFL.

On Monday, Marrone declined to say what he thought of the calls after taking a second look.

"If I said [after the game] commenting publicly, then I was wrong. I wanted to look at those things to know exactly what I would write up. I think the NFL, we have a process that we're able to write things in and send things in," Marrone said. "And obviously those conversations are private."

Marrone said he is in contact weekly with NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino.

"I looked at the tape a couple of times. I'm going to go through the same process that I do week to week. I'm going to write the things up, I'm going to send them in to Dean," he said. "I have a conference call with Dean each week [where] we discuss those things. And then we move on from there."

Asked about whether he thought Williams was misidentified on his penalty, Marrone didn't bite.

"I don't know that," he said. "I was told it was on him."

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter



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