Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bills in no hurry to name Whaley general manager


Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Doug Whaley will eventually succeed Buddy Nix as the team's GM, but the organization hasn't set a date.

Whaley told the Buffalo News Thursday that his role as Nix's "foot soldier" hasn't changed, and new team president Russ Brandon said "there's no timetable" for Whaley taking the reigns. (photo: Matt Britt, Flickr)

"He's our assistant GM. He's in charge of all personnel," Brandon said. "Doug, he's locked into Buffalo for the foreseeable future. There's no transition time table or plan. Buddy and I will meet on that when it's appropriate, but we haven't discussed that at all."

Whaley, who has been the face of the team's front office this offseason, says his "job his to make Buddy's job as easy as possible," which consists of leading the team's pro personnel department while working has Nix's right-hand man in player evaluation.

"I need to take all the information out there, funnel it to the best three or four choices and give them the options to make that choice," Whaley told the Buffalo News. "It's been the same since I got here."

Before long, Whaley will be the one making the choice.

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