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Scouting calendar told Nix it was time

Posted by Chris Brown on May 13, 2013 – 2:40 pm

As outgoing GM Buddy Nix said at his press conference announcing his transition from GM to a Special Assistant for the Bills, there is never a good time personally to retire, but for the Bills in his mind it was the best time. Here’s why.

As Nix explained it the scouting season for the 2014 class begins next week, so to step aside now would make for the cleanest break for a transition to a new GM.

“Starting next week, I already had a flight and was scheduled to go to St. Pete to start on the 2014 Draft. You sit there for 10 hours a day and listen to reports one right after the other on the 2014 draft prospects,” said Nix. “To be honest with you, my energy level is as good as it has ever been, but I was not all excited about that trip.

“We have got some young scouts that are fired up about it and that is the way it should be. That is the way I was. The best time, and again for us, is before we start the process for next year.”

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