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#1 YoloinOhio

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

http://www.rotoworld...t-gms-2017?pg=3

Only GMs ranked below him were just hired this offseason
They ranked him 17th last year

29. Doug Whaley, Bills
Last Years Ranking: 17

The Buffalo News believes its only a matter of time until Doug Whaley is fired. If true, Whaley wont be able to claim he didnt see it coming. Whaley tied one hand behind his back before he was even officially hired, orchestrating the Bills doomed selection of E.J. Manuel at No. 16 overall in 2013. Since, hes trafficked in big names and bold moves, but not enough wins. Whaley has been a bad drafter whose best pick, Sammy Watkins, was made only after a questionable trade up in the deepest receiver class of all time. Even when Whaley makes good moves he has trouble reaping the benefits. Tyrod Taylor was an afterthought stroke of genius in Whaleys typically expensive 2015 free agent class. Instead of trying to build around Taylor, he sabotaged him, benching him in Week 17 last season for Manuel(!). He lost the argument he never should have started when ownership sided with new coach Sean McDermott on Taylor, retaining him on a restructured contract. Whaley has never lacked for big ideas. Its a brave way to attack roster building. What we forget about bravery is that it often ends in failure. It appears thats what the Bills have deemed Whaley.



#2 OldTimeAFLGuy

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:15 AM

http://www.rotoworld...t-gms-2017?pg=3

Only GMs ranked below him were just hired this offseason
They ranked him 17th last year
 

........sounds like Sullivan writes for Rotoworld as well....hmmmmmm.........



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:18 AM

He's definitely the worst in the league.

I'm still shocked the guy is here. Horrible move not to can him months ago.

#4 GunnerBill

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:19 AM

If the Pegulas really thought that they'd have fired him.  They may yet make that move after the draft but if Whaley starts the 2017 scouting round then he is our GM for at least the first couple of years of McDermott in my opinion.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:19 AM

He's definitely the worst in the league.

I'm still shocked the guy is here. Horrible move not to can him months ago.

If Whaley was a Tennessean, would he be much better as a GM?



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:20 AM

I must be the only one who doesn't think he is all that bad

 

 

 

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#7 C.Biscuit97

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:20 AM

So he gets knocked for bringing Tyrod back at a low rate? Silly article. What has Les Snead done? Or Telesco? Or the Jags GM? So dumb.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:21 AM

He's not the best but he's also far from the worst, he's somewhere in the middle of the pack

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

I must be the only one who doesn't think he is all that bad
 
 
 
CBF


I think he's good.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

We had 3 draft picks that either did not play or were limited in their play from this last draft

 

If Lawson, Ragland, and Listenbee have significant contributions this year......Whaley will look much better

 

and he signed 2 pro bowlers off the scrap heap....and had 2 players that were runner for defensive rookie of the year

 

so frankly....i dont get it



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:23 AM

I must be the only one who doesn't think he is all that bad
 
 
 
CBF

i am with you CBF. I'd put him higher.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:23 AM

Lean more on McD this draft , Rex had the last 2 . 



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:24 AM

He is no longer GM. McDermott is.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:24 AM

He's not the best but he's also far from the worst, he's somewhere in the middle of the pack


Exactly. His trades for Hughes and McCoy are some of the best deals in recent NFL history. He needs to stop trading up for non qbs however.

#15 YoloinOhio

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

He is no longer GM. McDermott is.

ok

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

Whaley puts together a team based on their Madden speed rating



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:29 AM

We had 3 draft picks that either did not play or were limited in their play from this last draft
 
If Lawson, Ragland, and Listenbee have significant contributions this year......Whaley will look much better
 
and he signed 2 pro bowlers off the scrap heap....and had 2 players that were runner for defensive rookie of the year
 
so frankly....i dont get it


YES. I read until they mentioned the Buffalo News, so less than one sentance.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:29 AM

Whaley puts together a team based on their Madden speed rating

He puts a team together based on what the head coach wants



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:31 AM

He puts a team together based on what the head coach wants


Yup. Funny everyone forgets he helped get the pieces for a #4 defense and #10 offense during his tenure. Clearly, he is worse than the Jags or Rams GM.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:36 AM

From 6 months ago:
@VicCarucci's #Bills Wake-Up Call: Whaley an NFL Executive of the Year candidate? Believe it. The new [BN] Blitz: http://buffalonews.c...didate-believe/