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Brandon Beane gets a second interview with Bills

The Bills may be getting closer to making their General Manager decision.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Panthers assistant G.M. Brandon Beane will be heading for a second interview with the team.

The 40-year-old Beane was the first to interview, and his ties to coach Sean McDermott have made him the presumed favorite for the job.

But after some initial Bills-created confusion about the job responsibilities, they’ve had to explain themselves and make it clear the job comes with final say over the roster (though the candidate would obviously be expected to work closely with McDermott).

If it didn’t, it’s not likely Beane would leave Carolina, where he’s well-respected by owner Jerry Richardson and a likely successor to Dave Gettleman.

The Bills satisfied the Rooney Rule requirement by interviewing Eagles director of college scouting Trey Brown this weekend, meaning they’re clear to make a hire when they’re ready.

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20 Responses to “Brandon Beane gets a second interview with Bills”
  1. QB Film Room says: May 8, 2017 9:23 AM

    lol. he gets second interview… they don’t even know who they want to hire yet? lol what is this the corporate world? they are hiring based on how one interviews??? not his resume? Buffalo????

  2. DugoutDirtbag says: May 8, 2017 9:34 AM

    I have a suspicion that FINDING people to interview for the job is harder than satisfying the Rooney rule.

    After all, who wants ‘rejected by the Bills’ on their resume?

    By guess is many more than the number of people who will be putting ‘hired by the Bills’ on their resume in the near future.

    Bad time to be picky

  3. george1859 says: May 8, 2017 9:47 AM

    Out with the old, and in with the new…
    The windbags are gone, and so is the totally blind and inept GM.

    The Bills begin a new direction, and finally, we will have a front office/coaching staff on the same page, and GM who understand that professional football (precision) isn’t college football (emotion).
    Emotion doesn’t work at the NFL level without elite talent to begin with. Patience with the draft, and talented parts that work together is what produces wins.

    Now, let’s rid ourselves of Brandon and Overdorf since we are finally doing things right.

  4. wny49er says: May 8, 2017 10:15 AM

    Re-hire Bill Polian!

  5. TheDPR says: May 8, 2017 10:26 AM

    This is all about McDermott knowing and being comfortable with him, not about getting the best personnel guy. The NFL is one big network. People hire people they know and are comfortable with most of the time. Sometimes it works out. I expect the Bills to be good-not-great under McDermott in a couple years.

  6. patriots123456 says: May 8, 2017 10:28 AM

    Think about this:

    Even with Rex the Bills were better than the Jets last year.

    Watch out the Jets aren’t rebuilding this year.

  7. 700levelvet says: May 8, 2017 10:32 AM

    Kim Peluga has signed off on this… It’s a go

  8. burtmustin says: May 8, 2017 10:44 AM

    Is Lou Saban available?

  9. fumblenuts says: May 8, 2017 11:06 AM

    Mr. Beane??

  10. playedthegame32 says: May 8, 2017 11:37 AM

    Its amazing how many of you readers make an assumption about a persons aptitude or ability based on their picture or if he’s a part of a certain organization. I do understand that many of you have absolutely no insight into the interworkings of a front office. Some of your comments and insinuations are laughable. Obviously, experience is ideal, but one must take into account the totality of experience. Bill Belichick NEVER played football…but Nick Saban did. They had different types of experience. Cleveland’s not the standard for a front office by ANY means but out of their 3 decision makers, NONE had any experience in selecting college players. 1 was baseball exec, 1 is a lawyer and the other was a low level PRO scout. Last time I checked, they received solid marks for this past draft. John Lynch had no experience picking players but had a lengthy playing career (experience). He had a solid draft.

  11. unclebluck says: May 8, 2017 11:58 AM

    playedthegame32 says:
    May 8, 2017 11:37 AM
    …..totality of experience. Bill Belichick NEVER played football…but Nick Saban did.
    Belichick attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he played center and tight end.

  12. colliercollins says: May 8, 2017 12:29 PM

    Bad choice. He’s not a football guy. He’s a business guy. Can’t evaluate players! How can you be a GM of an NFL team if you CAN’T EVALUATE FOOTBALL!!!!

  13. eroschmidt says: May 8, 2017 12:42 PM

    Did the Bills really need to interview a minority candidate for GM to satisfy the Rooney Rule? Our previous GM, Doug Whaley, was a minority.

  14. waynefontesismyfather says: May 8, 2017 12:47 PM

    Shocked, SHOCKED I tell you that McDermott’s boy toy in Carolina is getting a second interview. Whatever, they’re the Bills.

  15. tybme says: May 8, 2017 12:59 PM

    lol. he gets second interview… they don’t even know who they want to hire yet? lol what is this the corporate world? they are hiring based on how one interviews??? not his resume? Buffalo????

    So you would hire off just the resume and not on how well/poorly they interact with staff etc?

  16. mclennon99 says: May 8, 2017 1:28 PM

    The Bills are reportedly interviwing Green Bay Director of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst so nothing is official with Brandon Beane yet. Gutekunst sounds more qualified.

  17. corkspop says: May 8, 2017 1:37 PM

    The Panthers have had great success and prying loose two of their top guys is certainly a coup for the Bills and a loss for Carolina. It seems it is extra attractive since these two worked together in fielding a successful team.

  18. westcoastbillsfan says: May 8, 2017 3:33 PM

    Until Russ Brandon is moved out of the organization Buffalo will remain the “Cleveland” of the east shore of Lake Erie…

  19. cougar69rt03 says: May 9, 2017 12:16 AM

    Is this guy Billy Beane’s brother ?

  20. mdsayre says: May 9, 2017 1:56 PM

    Nice to see Billy Beane’s son getting a shot.

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