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Bills make it clear they are hiring a G.M., interview Brian Gaine

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The Bills announced an interview with Texans personnel exec Brian Gaine on Friday and they made it clear that Gaine was interviewing for the General Manager job formerly held by Doug Whaley.

That was a change from their announcement after Panthers assistant G.M. Brandon Beane interviewed on Thursday. They called Beane a “front office candidate” rather than a General Manager candidate, but clarified that on Friday that Beane also interviewed for Whaley’s old job.

The semantic issue in Thursday’s announcement suggested that the eventual hire in the front office might not have final say on the team’s personnel decisions. That reaction flowed out of numerous reports that coach Sean McDermott had a lot of say in this year’s draft, which occurred before Whaley was relieved of his duties.

McDermott will surely continue to have a big voice in the team’s direction, but Friday’s clarification sets up a more traditional structure in Buffalo than one might have gotten on Thursday.

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3 Responses to “Bills make it clear they are hiring a G.M., interview Brian Gaine”
  1. corkspop says: May 5, 2017 4:11 PM

    The title doesn’t matter as much as the clear definition of each executive’s responsibilities. It seems that out of the gate, McDermott will have a lot of say in how the roster is built. Give him a try. Can’t do worse than the recent past.

  2. joetoronto says: May 5, 2017 4:43 PM

    All’s well at Dysfunction Junction in Buffalo, Kim & Terry Pegula call the shots.

    ALL the shots.

  3. widerightyouloseagain says: May 5, 2017 5:04 PM

    As the one tooth wonders in that crap hole of a town bask by the glow of their dumpster fire known as the Bills.

    Wide right, you lose again.

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