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BDC 1/2: Brandon Promoted To President/CEO

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on January 2, 2013 – 11:17 am


–Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. announced yesterday that he has elevated Russ Brandon to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. The promotion provides Brandon with full authority over the entire organization’s operations.

–The Buffalo Bills announced on Tuesday the following reserve future signings: RB Zach Brown, DE Corbin Bryant, DT Jarron Gilbert, OT Adam Grant, and LB Brian Smith.


President/CEO Russ Brandon:
From opening statement from press conference held on 1/1/13:
“It is time to start, create and lead this franchise into the future with a new legacy. I make three promises to our fans. Number one, I can promise you that this will be a forward-thinking, progressive and attacking organization heading into the future. One of the items that I am going to spend a lot of time on with Buddy, with Doug Whaley and with Jim Overdorf is we are going to create and establish a very robust football analytics operation that we layer into our entire operation moving forward. That is something that is very important to me and very important to the future of this franchise.”



A news conference was held yesterday afternoon announcing the elevation of Russ Brandon to President/CEO of the Buffalo Bills.


Bills WR Jerry Butler was named 1979 AFC Rookie of the Year by United Press International and The Sporting News.


Buffalo News-Brandon takes reins for ‘new era’

Buffalo News-GM-in-waiting Whaley focuses on helping Nix succeed

Buffalo News-Bills give Brandon ball; time to watch him run

Rochester D&C-New era for Buffalo Bills as Russ Brandon takes control

Associated Press-Bills CEO Brandon promoted to team president

ESPN-Wilson cedes full control of Bills to Brandon

USA Today-Buffalo Bills’ coaching search includes Whisenhunt

Niagara Gazette-Business as usual for Bills

Toronto Sun-Bills owner Ralph Wilson ‘passes torch’ of power to Russ Brandon

Toronto Sun-Bills fast-track head coach search

New York Times-The Greatest Rally, or the Biggest Fade?

Fox Sports-Bills shifting roles for Nix, Brandon coaching search underway Russ Brandon to assume organizational control of Buffalo Bills Brandon: It’s time to start a new legacy

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
Russ Brandon and Buddy Nix Press Conference
Bills Focus: Buddy Nix Sit Down Interview
Bills Focus: Russ Brandon Sit Down Interview
Fred Jackson on 2012 Season
Stevie Johnson Reflects on Season

WGR 550
Bills’ power shift breeds cautious optimism
Who is Doug Whaley and is he next in line?
Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Gives Up Control of Franchise

Fans React to Changes at One Bills Drive
Big Changes at One Bills Drive
Bills Transcript: Russ Brandon Named President & CEO

Local Buffalo Bills Fans React To Recent Changes
Brandon moving up to Bills president

Search is on for new head coach
Bills begin coaching search in Arizona
Brandon gets full authority, Nix stays

Ralph Wilson Turns Control of Bills Over to Russ Brandon
Bills Coach Search Underway
Bills CEO Brandon Returns from Meeting with Wilson; Nix Still Employed

Bills promote Brandon to team President, will run team

Russ Brandon named President of Buffalo Bills

Bring on the coaching rumors
Ralph Wilson promotes Russ Brandon to Bills President and CEO

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Report: Whisenhunt tonight, Horton Wed., Additions at QB in draft & free agency?, Nix: We’re not back at square one, A closer look at the analytics, Report: Bills interested in Denver OC McCoy, Head coach search team heads west, Nix: Monday as bad a day as you can have, Brandon: I’m humbled and honored, Brandon: Buddy Nix is our GM

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Have we seen and heard the last of Ralph Wilson?
Russ Brandon says Bills will commit to new-age analytics
Video: Brandon on promotion
Bills’ coaching search already more encouraging than their last
Audio: Listen to Brandon, Nix news conference
Video: Bucky, Graham and Sully on Brandon promotion
Bills news conference loud on tone, quiet on substance
Doug Whaley focused on turning Bills around, not other GM jobs
Bills search heads to desert, reportedly query Mike McCoy
Tim Graham’s updates from Bills news conference
Roger Goodell on Russ Brandon taking over for Ralph Wilson
Ralph Wilson’s statement on Russ Brandon as Bills president
Ken Whisenhunt big name to watch in Bills coaching search
Sources: Ralph Wilson to give up organizational control of Bills
Sources: Russ Brandon, Doug Whaley up; Buddy Nix down

The Sports Network
Bills turn operations over to Brandon; Nix still GM

NFL Rapid Reports
Analyzing the front office change
Names emerge in coaching search
Bills execs in Arizona to interview Ken Whisenhunt, DC Ray Horton
Bills’ MVPs 2012: C.J. Spiller, Jairus Byrd stand out
Bills 2013 schedule: Two difficult divisions await

Around the League (
Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix explains 180 on Chan Gailey
Ken Whisenhunt to interview with Buffalo Bills

ESPN AFC East Blog
Morning take: Bills interview Whisenhunt
Bills seeking to interview Mike McCoy
Bills’ Ralph Wilson relinquishes control
Poll: How attractive is Bills’ coaching job?

Pro Football Talk
Mike McCoy joins the hunt for Bills job
Report: Russ Brandon “fond” of Ken Whisenhunt
Russ Brandon takes over in Buffalo

Kryk Slants
Introducing the new Buffalo Bills Deathmobile

Buffalo Rumblings
Russ Brandon Takes On Unique Role In Buffalo Bills History

Buffalo Sports Daily
Thoughts On Big Bills Changes
Tweet Of The Day – Bills Fan On Thurman

Pro Football Weekly
Wilson giving organizational control of Bills to Brandon

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