GM Buddy Nix announced on Friday that the Bills have promoted Doug Whaley to Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel. In his new responsibilities, Whaley will oversee both the college and pro personnel departments for the Bills. Additionally, he will conduct the team’s meetings leading up to the draft and scout the top players at the collegiate level. He will also assist in advance scouting of Bills opponents on the pro side.
Under the direction of Nix, the Bills are continuing to re-evaluate and reorganize the personnel department.
Ten Bills fans were featured on the BuffaloBills.com column ‘In your words …’. The column featured fans’ opinions on the Bills’ 2011 NFL Draft class. The posts were randomly selected from the team’s Facebook Wall. Each fan whose post was featured on buffalobills.com received a 2011 Buffalo Bills draft hat.
BuffaloBills.com – LB White ready to prove himself again
BuffaloBills.com – Chris Brown reports on Whaley’s added responsibilities
BuffaloBills.com – Buffalo Bills Facebook Fan Contest winners announced
Buffalo News – Mark Gaughan reports on Doug Whaley’s promotion
Buffalo News – Story on athletes and use of Twitter and social media
Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills name Doug Whaley director of scouting
Associated Press – Bills promote Whaley to player personnel director
Connecticut Post – Profiles Marcus Easley; thoughts on next season and working out with Fitz
ProFootballFocus – Site ranks Kyle Williams as the No. 3 player of the 2010 season
ProFootballFocus –Site summarizes the AFC teams’ draft picks
103.3 The Edge – Vic Carucci looks at the CBA and Tom Modrak’s career in Buffalo
WGR550 – Donald Jones on SportsTalk Saturday
QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“We spend our time now working on things that we sort of cram in around OTAs. But we’re able to take our time doing them now which is breaking down preseason opponents and breaking down our early regular season opponents. We’re able to get some general ideas about what we want to do against those teams, look at their personnel and maybe how their personnel changes. How you would attack that? And then we go back through and we try to hit all scenarios. How many scenarios can we hit? Do we have to adjust our OTA installation schedule and our camp installation schedule? How do we have to adjust to all of that trying to take into account all the scenarios that might be available?”—Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey on the coaches meetings during the off-season
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
May 9, 1996 – LEVY INDUCTED TO WALL OF FAME
The Bills announced that Head Coach Marv Levy would become the tenth person to be inducted to the team’s Wall of Fame.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey leads an off-season coaches meeting at One Bills Drive.
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