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#21 CardinalScotts

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

View PostJPS, on 31 December 2012 - 06:05 PM, said:

Any coincidence that the Bills franchise has declined since Russ Brandon became a major player?
Ive said it before this decision for Ralph is do I want to build a team (Nix) or reward my dollar bill Boy (Brandon)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

The usual suspects are always at the epicenter of the Bills personnel woes. If they chose another bogus GM/HC combination I am going to take a recess from contributing even one red cent to the NFL in any way shape or form for a while. It seems that when I wear these autographed Roddy Piper shades and look at Russ Brandon I see a money sucking leach.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

View PostJPS, on 31 December 2012 - 06:05 PM, said:

Any coincidence that the Bills franchise has declined since Russ Brandon became a major player?

Exactly, when did Russ become a major player?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 31 December 2012 - 08:06 PM, said:

Hey Joe. How're you liking that new lease?



Buddy's reaction to Chan's firing?

Where did you see that?
My bad!   It was a quote from Buddy Nix mid Season ... Nix expressed his distaste for the Bills’ revolving door at the head-coach’s office at midseason.

“The age-old thing – and they’ve done it around here for years – is to start over about every three years,” Nix said. “What that does is make damn sure you don’t make it. ... You change every three years and you never quite get there. That’s my take.”

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

View PostDallasBillsFan1, on 31 December 2012 - 09:40 PM, said:

My bad!   It was a quote from Buddy Nix mid Season ... Nix expressed his distaste for the Bills’ revolving door at the head-coach’s office at midseason.

“The age-old thing – and they’ve done it around here for years – is to start over about every three years,” Nix said. “What that does is make damn sure you don’t make it. ... You change every three years and you never quite get there. That’s my take.”

Well you sure as hell don't "quite get there" by starting 16-32...That's for sure... B-)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 31 December 2012 - 09:03 PM, said:

This is how ridiculous we've become. Why don't we fire the secretaries and janitors too. They are part of the "losing culture" too. Anything to satisfy our blood lust. Heads must roll. Any will do.
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Are you suggesting that Russ Brandon has as much impact on winning and losing as the janitor?  Come on man.
He's the CEO of the damn team.  While he doesn't have the same degree of impact as a coach or GM, he certainly needs to be held accountable when the team loses.  I think Smithers wants the best for the team but is he the best man for the job?  With no playoffs since 1999 everything should be on the table.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

View PostDallasBillsFan1, on 31 December 2012 - 09:40 PM, said:

My bad!   It was a quote from Buddy Nix mid Season ... Nix expressed his distaste for the Bills’ revolving door at the head-coach’s office at midseason.

“The age-old thing – and they’ve done it around here for years – is to start over about every three years,” Nix said. “What that does is make damn sure you don’t make it. ... You change every three years and you never quite get there. That’s my take.”

Oh good. I thought I missed a public statement by Nix today.

So as far as we know he hasn't met with the media yet.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

I believe that anyone who thinks that Russ Brandon ever had any say on football matters prior to the last few weeks is sorely mistaken. What,do you think, Marv Levy turned to Nix on draft day and asked his opinion on who to draft?
Do you think Buddy Nix asked him how he felt about Chan Gailey? These guys ran the football side and he ran the business.
Now with Ralph at 94, Russ has had enough of the losing and is asserting himself which is absolutely nescessary as Ralph has run the football end into the ground. We'll see how much control Ralph has given him if Nix is fired.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

View PostWagon Circler, on 31 December 2012 - 10:14 PM, said:

I believe that anyone who thinks that Russ Brandon ever had any say on football matters prior to the last few weeks is sorely mistaken. What,do you think, Marv Levy turned to Nix on draft day and asked his opinion on who to draft?
Do you think Buddy Nix asked him how he felt about Chan Gailey? These guys ran the football side and he ran the business.
Now with Ralph at 94, Russ has had enough of the losing and is asserting himself which is absolutely nescessary as Ralph has run the football end into the ground. We'll see how much control Ralph has given him if Nix is fired.

Really, what scares me, and has even before Brandon with Ralph too is "quick, make a decision to sell tickets THIS YEAR" and not "let's build a champion" but that could be said about any team.

If the decision today was based in "boy did you see those empty seats" instead of dissecting his play calls - then ill be disappointed even if I may agree with the end result.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

We know what happened last time Russ Brandon tried to get in the football decision business. It was just as bad (or worse) that what we have now. Remember when he went "scouting"? Yeah, that was awesome, wasn't it?

I'm concerned again that we have a marketing guy making football decisions again, and we're going to spin our wheels again.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

What's the difference between him and an owner doing it? If he promotes Whaley he will make the decision.

Also Brandon is way more connected than us yet we all have the obvious answers. I don't think it's as simple as he's a marketing guy.

#32 DaveinElma

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Russ Brandon probably would have selected Rob Gronkowski. Maybe he needs more say.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

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#Bills SVP/Comm. S. Berchtold: “Press Conference from OBD at Noon today. Media be advised.”

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

Just got the text

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

Guessing Buddy is a goner

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

Got the text as well... Very interesting.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

Nix gone? Whaley Promoted?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 January 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

Nix gone? Whaley Promoted?

I don't think they'll fire Nix, but he may move aside

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 January 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

Nix gone? Whaley Promoted?
Yep, or at least I hope so.

2013 is looking better already. :)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

Hope it's related to this:

http://profootballta...hing-candidate/