$$$. Ego. Don't kid yourself.
right. a top quality GM or Coach taking a job in Buffalo over comparable jobs/$$ in other franchises will impress your friends and feed your ego. Don't think so. That's why we don't get the Reids and Harbaughs of the world. It's a historical fact that the only guys taking jobs in WNY are those washed up old schoolers at the end (Jauron, Donohoe, Ryan) or very very beginning of an exec career (Whaley, Marrone, Williams, Mularkey), because B Lo is the only option they are offered. Buffalo is like a AAA baseball franchise, the minors. And they are right to take it. Better to be the "sort of" GM of the Bills or the HC than to be the "head scout" or OC of a up to date NFL franchise. Got it. But the Bills get low grade exec talent learning on the job which leads to failure after failure on the field and restart after restart. This is the reality. But , hey, at least the franchise is still there! (?). and hey, the tailgates and "gameday" experience are the best! (?).
If you're looking to win, this franchise would be better off in London or San Antonio or Vegas, someplace today's rock star, ego driven, monied NFL people actually can defend to their peers. Sucky thing to say, but hey, how many top FAs do the Bills keep after their rookie deals are up? A handful. that's it. Their agents get them the H out of town, before they become Eric Moulds and get sucked into the pit of suck and are forgotten forever.
Today's rock star, personal brand focussed NFL and its top talent has passed markets like Buffalo, Detroit and Cleveland by and left them to rot. And they are rotting. Sad, but true. Go Bills, for what its worth. Feed the Pats roster with your trainees.