A lot of Bills fans have had trouble wrapping their head around Buffalo’s top pick of C.J. Spiller. In our interview with Bills Asst. GM Doug Whaley he provided a good answer to the kind of pick Spiller was, even though that wasn’t the nature of the question he was asked.
“You can never have too many good players even at one position,” said Whaley. “There are injuries, anything can happen. So building through the draft, setting up a solid foundation, and just keep building one step at a time. We’re going to have some tough times, but if you have that solid foundation where everybody believes and there’s work ethic and everybody is saying we went through all these OTAs together and there’s the cohesiveness of a team, and that I can see is starting to build, that’s what you need to consistently compete in this league.”
There’s no question the balance of Buffalo’s roster has fully bought into Chan Gailey’s approach, which runs in concert with what the front office is trying to do to build the roster into a contender. I think everyone has to remember it’s just year one of this thing. So although the Bills current approach under GM Buddy Nix clearly looks to be the right approach, how much positive ground that approach can cover in the first season is tough to measure.
Tags: Buddy Nix, Chan Gailey, Doug Whaley
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