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Marrone in favor of off-site training camp

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- On Wednesday, Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon told WGR 550 that he would "evaluate" holding training camp at St. John Fisher College.

Later Wednesday, coach Doug Marrone made it clear that he has no problem sticking with training camp at a remote location.

"I'm a very firm believer -- and I said this during the interview process -- of going away for training camp. I love it," he said.

Marrone compared his experience to that when he traveled to Jackson, Mississippi for New Orleans Saints training camp from 2006-2008.

"I've been away at training camp. In the NFL, that's the second one I've been away at. In New York, I've stayed at home. In New Orleans, we left and went to Jackson, Mississippi. I appreciated my time in Jackson and I appreciated the way those people treated us, but I would say that the people at St. John Fisher were above and beyond what my expectations were having had that experience in Jackson," he said.

In fact, Marrone would want to stay even longer.

"Yes, I did think that we've gotten everything that we wanted to out of that experience. If anything, I'd like to stay there longer, to be honest with you," he said. "When that third preseason game comes, my evaluation is when we break camp. But I like staying away as long as possible before coming back here and getting on the schedule."