Bills deny reports of heated argument between coach, executive

Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon and coach Doug Marrone have issued denials of a CBS Sports report that said Marrone and director of player personnel Jim Monos got into a heated argument at a practice.

Brandon did acknowledge an argument to the Buffalo News, but said Monos wasn't even at the practice.

"Monos wasn't even involved," Brandon said. "[General manager Doug] Whaley and coach were involved in the discussion. This is the best working relationship I have seen, to be honest, between a coach and a GM. They're great competitors and communicators."

Marrone laughed off the report.

"There's a lot of things in that I'll probably catch a lot of heat on from my friends," Marrone said. "It's just not true."

Maroone said he recommended Monos to the Bills.

"Did we have a discussion? I confirm that, absolutely," Marrone said. "We talk every day, three times a day. We talk about a lot of things. We're competitive. I couldn't be happier with those guys. I really couldn't."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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