ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is just 33 years old, but feels a lifetime of football experience has prepared him to turn around Buffalo's inconsistent offense.
"You're putting in a system, you're putting it together, and now, you're spending your time getting ready for the most important thing, which is working with our players," said Bills head coach Doug Marrone.
"Then, when you get in the room with the guys, that's critical. You want to see how they respond to you, so I think that process is a long deal. It's an exciting time to be able to work with them," said Hackett.
Two weeks after he was hired away from Syracuse, Hackett was officially introduced by the Bills on Thursday. The son of longtime coach Paul Hackett plans on installing a balanced, multiple-look system in Buffalo that is based upon his scheme with the Orange.
Hackett declined to discuss specifics regarding his plans for Buffalo's offense but he is looking forward to working with running back C.J. Spiller, the team's breakout star in 2012.
"Anytime you let a defense know exactly what you're gonna do, they're gonna gameplan you for that. They're gonna come after you and they're gonna know how to attack you," said Hackett.
The Bills finished 6-10 last season and scored just 344 points under former coach Chan Gailey. Doug Marrone, who worked with Hackett at Syracuse, took over for Gailey earlier this month.