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Nix refutes claim of Bills not spending

Posted by Chris Brown on September 6, 2011 – 8:38 pm

It’s been written and said more than once, that the Bills are more interested in saving money than being successful on the field. Apparently Bills GM Buddy Nix has had enough of it. Appearing on the Shredd and Ragan show on 103.3 The Edge, Nix set the record straight.

“Any move that we make we take the information that we have at the time and we try to do things that will make our team better,” said Nix. “It is never about money.  It’s never about when a guy was drafted.  The business I am in, the only way I will stay in this job with the Bills and our coaching staff will survive is if we win games.  It has nothing to do with what the budget is. 

“This business of playing our guys or playing high draft choices, it is really kind of amusing when you think about it.  The only way we are going to survive and be successful is to win games.  So, every move we make is for that reason.  Money has never been mentioned since I have been here.  I know what the cap is and we can spend it all.”

When asked if owner Ralph Wilson has told him specifically to save money, again Nix refuted the notion.

“I am not going to get into this, but I will try to clear that up,” he said. “It’s the other way around; I talk him out of going after high-dollar guys that you see on TV and ESPN.  That has happened more than once. It’s me talking him out of it.”

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