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Bills former personnel man Dwight Adams passes

Posted by Chris Brown on June 27, 2016 – 8:48 pm

Dwight Adams, a key personnel man for the Bills during the 90’s, passed away Sunday. 

Adams was a critical component of Buffalo’s strong draft record under former GM John Butler through the 90’s, when the Bills were one of the league’s winningest teams. He served primarily as Director of College Scouting. 

Adams was famous among Bills fans for turning a line when asked to describe a particular college prospect. 

He once said of Bills former first-round pick Antoine Winfield that – “He plays like his hair is on fire.”

When someone asked about Bills former draft choice Jamie Nails (one of the first behemoth offensive linemen to play for the Bills) losing 20 pounds Adams said it wasn’t a big deal.

“That’d be like throwing a deck chair off the Titanic,” said Adams. 

He was also one of the first to describe receiving prospects as a “7-11 receiver – he’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Adams. 

After John Butler was dismissed as Bills GM in 2001, Adams’ role was reduced under Tom Donahoe. 

Inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame just last year, Adams was a two-sports star at Henderson State, helped coach Clemson and Florida to conference titles in college in addition to his NFL scouting exploits. 

Adams was also inducted into the Henderson state Hall of honor in 2014. 


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