Bills rift between coach and front office is due to Kyle Orton signing

The Buffalo Bills front office and coach Doug Marrone recently had a nasty exchange near players. The confrontation was over the front office’s decision to sign Kyle Orton following the teams fourth preseason game reports Pro Football Talk.

Marrone was not happy about the addition of Orton and his $5 million salary believing that the deal could have a negative impact on second-year quarterback E.J. Manuel who will enter the season as the Bills starter.

Manuel, 24, made 10 starts during his rookie campaign completing  58.8-percent of his passes for 1,972 yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with nine interceptions and three rumbles.

The Bills are expected to struggle again this season scoring points, largely due to Manuel. The second-year coach clearly feels his future with the team is tied to the former Florida State quarterback while the current front office is taking the approach of finding a capable veteran should Manuel fail.