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More and more signs of changes in the air in Buffalo

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With the draft now over and Bills General Manager Doug Whaley nowhere to be seen, the speculation about his future in Buffalo is only ramping up.

Coach Sean McDermott was the lone voice throughout the draft process this weekend for the Bills, and when he came out last night, he was asked if he was prepared to give Whaley and the scouting staff a vote of confidence.

“Right now, I’m focused on this draft,” McDermott said, via Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News. “Honestly, I’m going to focus on this draft and what we have in front of us going on right now with this priority free agent market.”

He then added: “I will say, Doug and his staff did a phenomenal job.”

For a first-time head coach to even be commenting on the status of the G.M. probably tells you everything you need to know about the direction things are pointing in Buffalo.

But according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Bills scouts and personnel men are being called in for a meeting this morning, with some anticipating major changes.

If Whaley or any degree of the staff is flushed out, the speculation will turn to Carolina, where McDermott spent his last six years. Panthers assistant G.M. Brandon Beane has been mentioned as a possibility, but he’s well thought-of there and they’d like to keep him if they could. He’s risen through the ranks there, and stayed on during the transition to G.M. Dave Gettleman, adding authority as time has passed.

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14 Responses to “More and more signs of changes in the air in Buffalo”
  1. pete1616 says: Apr 30, 2017 7:25 AM

    That’s when you fire scouts and GM’S, after they screw up the draft.

  2. exinsidetrader says: Apr 30, 2017 7:28 AM

    The sign of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result.

    The people of Buffalo and the team need to stop appointing and electing the same incompetent bunch and hoping that things will work out better this time. It is time for a new, winner mindset focused on making yourselves better regardless of what others are doing.

    Bring in some winners!

  3. kcchefs58 says: Apr 30, 2017 7:39 AM

    That Rex, always with the big mouth…

  4. razzlejag says: Apr 30, 2017 7:43 AM

    …and you wonder why Doug Marrone exercised his contracted $5 million opt-out clause a couple of years ago? There’s been nothing but instability since the ownership change.

    The AFC East isn’t even fun anymore. One superpower, 2 dysfunctional franchises and one, Miami, who is at least trying. Won’t ever happen but I’d love to see a realignment to New England, NYJ, NYG,and Philadelphia.

  5. akira1971 says: Apr 30, 2017 7:46 AM

    “For a first-time head coach to even be commenting on the status of the G.M. probably tells you everything you need to know about the direction things are pointing in Buffalo.”
    ————–

    McDermott gave a canned answer that any other 31 HCs would’ve said just the same about their GM and the draft.

    Stop making things up and trying to manufacture controversy. At no point did McDermott say anything about Whaley’s status.

  6. ftrupo says: Apr 30, 2017 7:51 AM

    Bout time!!

  7. futurebuffalo says: Apr 30, 2017 8:17 AM

    Pegulas are clueless making Sean the coach and GM and run a draft with no experience. Pegulas need to hire a real football man with a vision and get out of the way.

    Should be 20 years soon with no playoffs.

  8. 667s650w says: Apr 30, 2017 8:37 AM

    So much dysfunction…

  9. whatjusthapped says: Apr 30, 2017 9:23 AM

    Any GM that hired Rex as a head coach deserves to be fired, the fact they did it a day after the draft is just another clue on how messed up the organization really is.

  10. billswillnevermove says: Apr 30, 2017 10:23 AM

    futurebuffalo says:
    Apr 30, 2017 8:17 AM

    Pegulas are clueless making Sean the coach and GM and run a draft with no experience. Pegulas need to hire a real football man with a vision and get out of the way.

    Should be 20 years soon with no playoffs.
    __________________________________
    The only one clueless is you. The Bills had a great draft. Most experts gave them an A.

  11. guyjuneguyjune says: Apr 30, 2017 10:26 AM

    Changes? Yes. Bienvenidos San Antonio!

  12. mudachains says: Apr 30, 2017 12:20 PM

    Only thing that won’t change is another generation of Buffalo kids will be eligible to vote whom have never seen the Bills make the playoffs!

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 30, 2017 12:21 PM

    Doug will resurface somewhere. A little work around the eyes and he’ll be good as new.

  14. morbidtaint says: Apr 30, 2017 1:47 PM

    Yeah so he’s been fired so they’re probably going to get Beane now, hate to see him go. Bills are becoming Panthers-lite.

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