He's not advocating a retread.
He does say he'd have preferred a veteran football guy with experience for GM. But doesn't advocate anybody.
And he's making fun of himself here, as he always does in those columns featuring his buddy Rex at the bar.
An example: "Typical negativity," Rex snarled. "You'd find something bad to say about 70 degrees and sunny. You ran off Whaley and ripped the Pegulas for dysfunction. So they got Brandon Beane for GM, stole Joe Schoen from Miami to be his assistant, and now they get Gaine on top of it. Do you hit the ground unhappy in the morning?"
There's nothing wrong with this. It's kinda funny.
I hear his point about bringing a veteran football presence here.
I would've loved the Bills to hire someone like Tom Couglin to run the football side of things.
The guys as successful as it gets and would bring instant credibility here.