Bills head coach Chan Gailey has been making the rounds doing postseason wrap up interviews on the radio this week. One of his more interesting answers came recently when he was asked about his public commitment to Ryan Fitzpatrick and if that means QBs in the college draft can be ruled out with the third overall pick.
Here was Gailey’s answer while appearing on Morning Bull on 103.3 the Edge.
“No, I wouldn’t say that at all,” Gailey said. “What has to happen is everybody has to understand is that I think Fitz is a really good quarterback and I think he can take our team to the playoffs, but if you’ve got a chance to get a guy that you think for 10 or 12 years is going to be the guy, Fitz has moved on up in years too.
“How many years do you expect to be able to draft at number three and be able to get a guy like that even if you put him under wraps for a year or two, while you’re grooming him? You have to consider that. We’re not in here just thinking about short term next year what can we do for the Buffalo Bills. Buddy (Nix) and I are committed to the long term success of the Buffalo Bills.”
So it would appear that any and all options with the third overall pick will be considered including quarterback, which is not any big surprise. But knowing how many positional holes Buffalo does have one could reasonably conclude that they would want to get an instant impact player that can be put on the field from day one.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Chan Gailey, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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