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So is Buddy done after the draft?


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#1 PromoTheRobot

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:31 PM

So who thinks Buddy gives the keys to Whaley now?   Nix could stay on as a scout or something.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:33 PM

senior advisor to russ.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:33 PM

I think its already happening as this draft doesn't hv a Nix feel to it

Edited by Max997, 26 April 2013 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Hopefully Nix goes and takes Branden with him Good riddance

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

I've been saying that for over six months.  Front office contracts typically run through May 1st so that's another nail in the coffin.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:39 PM

I've had a bit of a gut feeling that this might be his last.  We'll see.

I have no ill will toward Buddy, either.  In fact, quite the opposite.  I know he never delivered on getting the Bills a "real-deal" QB, but time will tell with Manuel.  I think Buddy helped get us better scouts and evaluators, Whaley included.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

The chatter about Buddy leaving is all speculation and in many cases hopeful anticipation.  Personally, I can't think of a single fact known to the public that supports the idea of Buddy's imminent departure.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

Besides Spiller Buddy's first draft was awful....I think that draft rubbed. Lot of ppl including me the wrong way

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

I do. I think Buddy becomes an adviser or back to a scout.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

I think he was a HELL of a GM!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 26 April 2013 - 09:44 PM, said:

The chatter about Buddy leaving is all speculation and in many cases hopeful anticipation.  Personally, I can't think of a single fact known to the public that supports the idea of Buddy's imminent departure.
Agreed. I'll believe it when I see it. He all but denied it on the radio the other day and said that he didn't like the term "GM-in-waiting" to describe Whaley but agreed that Doug was the "Assistant GM".

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 26 April 2013 - 09:44 PM, said:

The chatter about Buddy leaving is all speculation and in many cases hopeful anticipation.  Personally, I can't think of a single fact known to the public that supports the idea of Buddy's imminent departure.
Whaley not taking any interviews for GM positions. He would have been considered if he didn't take his name out of the candidates. I think it was Ian Rapaport who said that, but I can't recall for sure.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:59 PM

Yes, I think Buddy steps down in the next month, if not the next week.  And I really like Buddy, and think he's been good for the organization

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:00 PM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 26 April 2013 - 09:44 PM, said:

The chatter about Buddy leaving is all speculation and in many cases hopeful anticipation.  Personally, I can't think of a single fact known to the public that supports the idea of Buddy's imminent departure.

Well what would be the point of announcing yourself a lame duck?

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

buddy needs flushing. sooner the better.  put him out with the old gray mare...

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 26 April 2013 - 09:58 PM, said:

Whaley not taking any interviews for GM positions.

Interesting.  But for me personally, that alone doesn't convince me.  I will grant you, your point reminds me that I seem to recall Russ saying at one point definitively (around the time Marrone was hired) that "Doug's not going anywhere".  That would seem to signify Whaley inked a new contract (and likely scored a raise to keep him in place), but that still doesn't in my mind mean that Buddy's been shown the door.  I think the decision & timetable is completely in Buddy's control.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

It's hard to feel nostalgic for a guy who has never been close to putting a winning team on the field as a GM.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 26 April 2013 - 10:10 PM, said:

Interesting.  But for me personally, that alone doesn't convince me.  I will grant you, your point reminds me that I seem to recall Russ saying at one point definitively (around the time Marrone was hired) that "Doug's not going anywhere".  That would seem to signify Whaley inked a new contract (and likely scored a raise to keep him in place), but that still doesn't in my mind mean that Buddy's been shown the door.  I think the decision & timetable is completely in Buddy's control.
I think he will be slowly phased out. He will stick around for awhile and be concerned with signing UDFA, some more FA like Dansby, some of the guys who are cut in training camp, etc, and fill out this year's roster. I would expect some kind of announcement during the season or at the end of the season, before the preparation for the next draft is in full swing.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:14 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 26 April 2013 - 10:00 PM, said:

Well what would be the point of announcing yourself a lame duck?

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I could claim all night that Buddy's not going anywhere soon, but I haven't yet found success trying to prove a negative.

Can't blame a guy for challenging others to put facts on the table to support all the speculation.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

does anyone think he's nearer the best gm than the worst?  why is he still employed?