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Buddy Nix threatens to pull plug on his own radio show

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Bills general manager Buddy Nix almost went “move on or move out” on his own radio show.

Nix understands that local fans are fed up with coach Chan Gailey and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. That doesn’t mean he wants to keep talking about it.

Via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Nix threatened to end his weekly show on WGR if host Howard Simon didn’t ask different questions.

Simon asked how committed the team was to keeping Gailey and Fitzpatrick in their current roles.

“Howard, you can change the subject, or we can let this thing go dead,” Nix said.

Simon’s opening volley referenced the 4-7 record and the 13th straight year without a playoff appearance, and whether it was hard to preach stability.

“I don’t think you preach that all is well because it’s not,” Nix said. “We haven’t won enough games. But to keep saying ‘Stay the course’ is not hard. I think the hard part of that is listening to it. You people that have to hear it, they get tired of it, and I don’t blame them.

“But I do know this: You have to do it. You just cannot have complete turmoil and turnover all the time. Again, it’s not hard for me to sit here and say that that’s the right way. It’s just hard for fans and you guys to hear it.”

The follow-up was whether than included Gailey and Fitzpatrick. Nix has said previously he wants to draft a franchise quarterback, but that Gailey was safe.

“You know, I addressed that about two or three weeks ago, and the reason was so that I wouldn’t have to do it every week or after every loss,” Nix said. “So I’m through discussing that.”

Boy, the next month of radio shows with Nix should be a real hoot.

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8 Responses to “Buddy Nix threatens to pull plug on his own radio show”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Nov 30, 2012 9:22 AM

    Nothing worse than a pouting millionaire. This is football Buddy … man up.

  2. theralph2012 says: Nov 30, 2012 9:26 AM

    Just once, I wish the Bills would hire somebody in the front office or on the sidelines who didn’t already have an AARP card. It’s not a coincidence that minus a few exceptions, the most succesful coaches and gms in the NFL are guys in their 40s and early 50s. Buddy is so out of touch with todays game, he might as well be 100. The game is changing and the Bills are stuck in the 90s.

  3. bostontim says: Nov 30, 2012 9:28 AM

    Hoot. Heat.

    If you can’t stand it buddy, get out of the Kitchen.

    Cheers, BostonTim

  4. travishenryskid says: Nov 30, 2012 9:29 AM

    Buddy is sometimes honest to a fault, especially for this business, and I think he knows he put his foot in his mouth by declaring that they wanted a qb for the future. Gailey attempts damage control in his locker room by backing Fitzpatrick, but the cat is already out of the bag. Just another example of how dysfunctional this franchise is.

  5. thebandit27 says: Nov 30, 2012 9:43 AM

    theralph2012 says:
    Nov 30, 2012 9:26 AM
    Just once, I wish the Bills would hire somebody in the front office or on the sidelines who didn’t already have an AARP card. It’s not a coincidence that minus a few exceptions, the most succesful coaches and gms in the NFL are guys in their 40s and early 50s. Buddy is so out of touch with todays game, he might as well be 100. The game is changing and the Bills are stuck in the 90s.

    ——————————

    Would that include Assistang GM Doug Whaley, or no?

  6. dgoens3109 says: Nov 30, 2012 10:05 AM

    Dysfunctional to say the least.

    The Wildcat throw late in AZ. Fitzy throwing while trying to protect a lead in TN when they were averaging 6 YPC. The debacle at the end of the half last week…

    It’s not just one minor mistake. Gailey is calling terrible games on a weekly basis and his continued employment is a slap in the face to paying fans.

    The one guy who shouldn’t be safe is safe??

    Pathetic.

  7. siriusred67 says: Nov 30, 2012 11:25 AM

    In all fairness to Buddy Nix, asking him week after week if Chan Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick will be back next year is nothing more than beating a dead horse. He’s already gone on record as to where he stands on both of them. However, I do agree with fans that have been questioning Gailey’s playcalling this year. They nearly threw away the Cardinals game, and they did throw away the Titans and Patriots games. With better coaching, this team could easily by 7-4 right now instead of 4-7.

    I think it’s fair to say that we’ve seen enough of Fitzpatrick to know that the Bills desperately need an upgrade at QB. If the Bills don’t finish at least at 8-8 with a much-improved roster, then it’s time to start holding the coaching staff accountable as well.

  8. yanksbills says: Dec 1, 2012 11:25 AM

    I just want to be good enough so that people stop talking about us moving to Los Angeles. Or Des Moines.

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