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.