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BDC 5/17: Bills Employees Volunteer

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on May 17, 2013 – 8:34 am

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DAILY REPORT
–Buffalo Bills employees will volunteer at Delaware Park for a full staff park cleanup today. The day of service will focus on refurbishing an area of Delaware Park as part of an ongoing commitment to improving the city of Buffalo. With the help of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, volunteers plan on spending the day planting trees, laying gravel, painting a park shelter, safety surfacing the area and refurbishing a youth sports field.

–Bills RB C.J. Spiller will host his 2013 Football and Life Skills camp today and tomorrow at Clemson University. The C.J. Spiller Football and Life Skills camp strives to develop athletes that are mentally, physically, spiritually and socially grounded. Campers will receive one-on-one and group instruction from former and current superstars. Areas of instruction include football skills, fitness & conditioning, health & nutrition, academic achievement and life lessons.

–The Buffalo Bills announced the promotion of Doug Whaley to General Manager yesterday. In addition, the team hired Jim Monos as Director of Player Personnel and Kelvin Fisher as Director of College Scouting. The team also promoted C.J. Leak to College Area Scout and Pete Harris to BLESTO Scout. Chuck Cook will now serve as a National Scout and Doug Majeski will add National Cross Checker to his Coordinator of College Scouting title.

–Buffalo Bills season ticket holders have early access to purchase additional individual game tickets. Details for season ticket holders can be found here.

–The Bills will hold three of their 10 voluntary Organized Team Activities next week at One Bills Drive.

Fifty Yard Finish: On Saturday, June 29, participants can take part in a half marathon, 5k or kids 1-mile run that will begin at Ralph Wilson Stadium, continue through the village and town of Orchard Park and finish at the 50 yard line on the field. Follow along with buffalobills.com journalist Hannah Buehler as she trains with Bills Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Liburd for the race. Details can be found here: Fifty Yard Finish Details

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS

7:30 AM – Russ Brandon – The Howard Simon Show (WGR 550 – Buffalo)

7:40 AM – Doug Whaley – Brady and Lang (Sportsnet 590 The Fan – Toronto)

8:00 AM – Doug Whaley – Janet & Nick in the Morning (Kiss 98.5 – Buffalo)

8:00 AM – WR T.J. Graham – WingingIt (CW23 – Buffalo)

8:40 AM – Doug Whaley – The Break Room (96.5 WCMF – Rochester)

QUOTES OF THE DAY

Russ Brandon, Bills President and CEO, on what makes Doug Whaley right for the GM role:
“He deserves this opportunity. I have watched him work very closely for the last three and a half years. I have known Doug for pretty much my entire career through the fraternity of the NFL… Doug has every quality you look for in a leader. He has great work ethic, he is tireless at work, he is one of the most humble guys I have ever met and everything is about us. It is about us. He has been in the trenches. He has been scouting his entire career on the pro and the college side. I have never heard an individual in this league say one negative word about Doug Whaley. He is the perfect guy to lead this organization and lead our football operation. I do not know of a guy that is more deserving of this opportunity than Doug Whaley.” 

Doug Whaley, Buffalo Bills General Manager, on changing a franchise that has not been to the playoffs in 13 years:
“It’s an organizational focus and our main goal is to give the fans of the Buffalo Bills a team that consistently competes for championships.”

Whaley on if he thought he would ever become an NFL GM and why he’s stayed in Buffalo:
“You always hope. But I knew that if I worked hard and did the best I could eventually you pray that something like this would happen to you. But in this business there’s nothing given to you and there’s no 100-percent guarantee. I stayed here for many reasons, but I committed myself to Russ and Buddy when they hired me. I like to see things through and I’m a competitor.”

Whaley on why he is the right man for the job and what fans can expect from him:
“It is not about me. It is about us and it is about this organization. From Russ instilling in the organization that this is a shared common goal to put this organization back where it is supposed to be, us competing consistently for championships—I buy into it and that is my philosophy. That is why I think we will all work well together.”

 PHOTO OF THE DAY
Trio
Bills General Manager Doug Whaley (center) stands with team President and CEO Russ Brandon (left) and Head Coach Doug Marrone (right) outside the team’s facility following yesterday’s press conference.

DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-Commencement day at One Bills Drive

Buffalo News-Whaley brings new perspective to reconstruction

Buffalo News-Whaley adds talent evaluators in Monos, Fisher

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills name Doug Whaley general manager

Associated Press-Bills promote Whaley to take over as GM

Toronto Sun-New GM Doug Whaley ‘won’t limit’ himself in upgrading Bills

USA Today-Bell: New Bills GM Doug Whaley left Wall Street for NFL

Bloomberg-Wall Street Internships Offer NFL Players Option When Game Ends

NFL.com-EJ Manuel, Geno Smith among criticized rookies primed to shine

BuffaloBills.com-Whaley preaching hard work, accountability

BuffaloBills.com-Doug Whaley named Bills general manager

BuffaloBills.com-What they’re saying about Doug Whaley

BuffaloBills.com-Bills add pair to personnel department

BuffaloBills.com-Doug Whaley: ”Consistently compete for championships. That’s our goal.”

Audio/Video/Photo Clip

BuffaloBills.com
Bills Focus: Doug Whaley on Becoming GM
Doug Whaley Introduced as Bills GM
50 Yard Finish: Creating Resistance
The John Murphy Show May 16
Steve Tasker: Bills Front Office Has Experience
Ruben Brown Says Whaley Was Always a Leader
Doug Whaley Wants to Make the Bills Contenders

WGR 550
Bills announce Doug Whaley as GM
Buying Time

NFL.com
Doug Whaley named Bills general manager
Doug Whaley’s vision for Buffalo Bills’ future

WIVB
Bills promote Whaley to General Manager

WKBW
Bills Announce Personnel Hirings and Changes
What League Colleagues Are Saying About New GM Doug Whaley
Doug Whaley Officially Announced as New Bills GM

WGRZ
Bills Promote Whaley to General Manager

WHAM
Whaley Named Bills General Manager

WROC
Whaley Promoted To Bills GM

YNN
Whaley takes over as Bills’ GM

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Whaley on EJ’s chances to start, Whaley has “an aggressive eye”, Whaley was “oustanding player” according to Ruben, Getting to know Doug Whaley, Bills have youngest front office trio, Whaley on how he’ll handle Byrd situation

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Video: Gleason, Gaughan on Whaley’s appointment as GM
A look back at Bills GM history
Jairus Byrd’s contract an immediate issue for Doug Whaley
On first day, Doug Whaley makes changes to football operations
Bill Cowher: Doug Whaley ‘can equal challenge, then surpass it’
Doug Whaley to be introduced as Bills GM this morning

Around the League (NFL.com)
Doug Whaley named general manager of Buffalo Bills
Top 5 defensive tackle tandems in the NFL

The Sports Network
Bills elevate Whaley to GM position

The Sports Xchange
For Bills, Whaley was obvious GM-in-waiting

ESPN AFC East Blog
Whaley wants Bills to be ‘Beasts of the East’
Bills officially promote Doug Whaley as GM

Pro Football Talk
With Whaley, Bills now have youngest front office in NFL
New Bills G.M. Doug Whaley: Don’t accept losing

Kryk Slants
New Bills GM Whaley won’t ‘limit himself’ in upgrading club’s roster talent

Buffalo Rumblings
Doug Whaley named Buffalo Bills’ new General Manager
Buffalo Bills’ off-season includes front office overhaul, new stadium lease

SportsNOLA.com
Saints scout Jim Monos headed to Buffalo

RealGM.com
Doug Whaley Named Bills’ GM, First Minority Hire Of Offseason

Shutdown Corner (Yahoo! Sports)
Doug Whaley named general manager of the Buffalo Bills

ESPN Insider
New GM, new deal for Jairus?


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