According to the USA Today's Jarrett Bell, new Bills GM Doug Whaley left a job on Wall Street due to his passion and aspirations for the NFL.
The story is replete with quotes from former Bills GM Tom Donahoe, who gave Whaley his first NFL job.
"I'm sure he'll do better with it than I did," Donahoe told USA TODAY Sports.
Whaley, a Pittsburgh native, played safety and linebacker while earning a degree in business finance at Pitt. But after a year on Wall Street, he opted for the football business.
"I tried talking him out of it," Donahoe recalled. "But he was determined. He had the football bug, and he couldn't get rid of it."
Why did Donahoe hire him? "You just had the sense that he was so passionate," he said. "If we didn't give him a chance, you knew somebody else would. But I did ask him, 'How are your parents with this?'
"He said, 'Pretty much like you are.' "
Edited by San Jose Bills Fan, 17 May 2013 - 02:50 PM.