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I thought this was fascinating, not because it's about Tyrod (we have a zillion threads about that) but because it's rare for the GM/CEO of one team to be commenting about the personnel of another team.  It also suggests that Tyrod might have a hard time finding a starting gig if the Bills cut ties.

 

http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2018/01/09/fourth-candidate-confirmed-packers-gm-search/1018451001/

 

“Doug Whaley really did a job with the interview,” Murphy said. “I think it was not confirmed, but he was the fourth interview. I knew him a little bit, so I enjoyed having a chance to spend some time with him. I'm a Bills fan, so I follow the Bills a little more closely than some of the other teams.  “But he put together that roster, and it's a playoff team without a great quarterback. It made the playoffs. They have a good roster."

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Weird that a CEO of an NFL team would admit to being a fan of another team 

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6 minutes ago, Coach Tuesday said:

I thought this was fascinating, not because it's about Tyrod (we have a zillion threads about that) but because it's rare for the GM/CEO of one team to be commenting about the personnel of another team.  It also suggests that Tyrod might have a hard time finding a starting gig if the Bills cut ties.

 

http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2018/01/09/fourth-candidate-confirmed-packers-gm-search/1018451001/

 

“Doug Whaley really did a job with the interview,” Murphy said. “I think it was not confirmed, but he was the fourth interview. I knew him a little bit, so I enjoyed having a chance to spend some time with him. I'm a Bills fan, so I follow the Bills a little more closely than some of the other teams.  “But he put together that roster, and it's a playoff team without a great quarterback. It made the playoffs. They have a good roster."

Murphy played at Clarence High School.  

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1 minute ago, ndirish1978 said:

Weird that a CEO of an NFL team would admit to being a fan of another team 

 

Murphy is from Western New York .

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1 minute ago, ndirish1978 said:

Weird that a CEO of an NFL team would admit to being a fan of another team 

He is from the Buffalo area.

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Yeah I'm not saying it's bad. I just found it strange he would announce it. 

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Murphy's pretty ignorant if he thinks Whaley put this year's team together, with how few of the players he drafted or signed are left. 

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1 minute ago, ndirish1978 said:

Yeah I'm not saying it's bad. I just found it strange he would announce it. 

 

I hear you on that, but I think it is similar to NFL players admitting they grew up fans of certain teams. They are still going to do their jobs. Most of them, at least. 

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4 minutes ago, Watkins90 said:

Murphy's pretty ignorant if he thinks Whaley put this year's team together, with how few of the players he drafted or signed are left. 

The only lasting thing Whaley gave this team is McCoy...and let's be honest. That trade fell into his lap. And it helps when Chip Kelly is a moron. 

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5 minutes ago, ndirish1978 said:

Yeah I'm not saying it's bad. I just found it strange he would announce it. 

 

Imagine if Beane said something like "I'm a big Vikings fan!" - TBD would melt down at the gall of a Bills GM liking anything other than the Bills! :lol:

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Considering most of what Whaley built was jettisoned before the season started...

 

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4 minutes ago, KelsaysLunchbox said:

The only lasting thing Whaley gave this team is McCoy...and let's be honest. That trade fell into his lap. And it helps when Chip Kelly is a moron. 

 

The McCoy trade fell into his lap? ^_^

 

I know you probably hate Whaley, but give the man his due.

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2 minutes ago, Chicken Boo said:

 

The McCoy trade fell into his lap? ^_^

 

I know you probably hate Whaley, but give the man his due.

 

Philadelphia called US to offer McCoy. Asked for Woods and Kiko and accepted a counter of Kiko. We were not the instigators of that trade. 

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10 minutes ago, Heitz said:

 

Imagine if Beane said something like "I'm a big Vikings fan!" - TBD would melt down at the gall of a Bills GM liking anything other than the Bills! :lol:

 

Or a big Patriots fan for Beane lol.

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4 minutes ago, ndirish1978 said:

 

Philadelphia called US to offer McCoy. Asked for Woods and Kiko and accepted a counter of Kiko. We were not the instigators of that trade. 

 

So you have to instigate the trade to get credit for it?  Moving the goal posts, are we?  How about the Hughes trade?  The acquisition of Alexander or Clay or Incognito?

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7 minutes ago, Chicken Boo said:

 

The McCoy trade fell into his lap? ^_^

 

I know you probably hate Whaley, but give the man his due.

Story was Kelly called him. All Whaley did was tell Kelly to look at the roster. Kelly called back and said Kiko. Yea...fell into his lap. 

 

He did some things well. Creating a foundation for success going forward was not one of them.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Steptide said:

Can they give us Aaron Rodgers? 

He can be the Bills Derek Jeter...

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2 hours ago, Watkins90 said:

Murphy's pretty ignorant if he thinks Whaley put this year's team together, with how few of the players he drafted or signed are left. 

 

Couldnt be more wrong. With the constant coaching turnover, Whaley basically put together MULTIPLE playoff caliber teams while in Buffalo.

 

Re-signed Cordy Glenn

Re-signed Eric Wood

Signed Incognito

Signed Groy

Drafted Miller (who I believe is being mis/under-used)

Drafted Dawkins

Signed Clay

Drafted O'Leary

Traded for McCoy

Re-signed Kyle (multiple times I believe)

Traded for Hughes

Drafted Washington

Signed Alexander

Signed Poyer

Signed Hyde

Drafted White

Drafted Milano
 

That's basically the foundation of this team. (edit: And Im not even mentioning starters who I dont like, such as Tyrod, Mills and Preston Brown, who are yet still starters on our Playoff team).

 

Not to mention, his guys Searcy, Cockrell, Bradham, Watkins, Woods, Dareus, Seymour, Ragland, and Darby are ALL in the playoffs with other teams.

 

 

 

 

 

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Can't really argue, although it's debatable this team will be back in the playoff mix next year given the impending roster overhaul.

 

But with a good offseason, looking forward to NP taking a major step forward and being the franchise QB that takes this team deep in the playoffs, whether it's next year or 2019 and beyond.

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2 minutes ago, SaviorPeterman said:

Can't really argue, although it's debatable this team will be back in the playoff mix next year given the impending roster overhaul.

 

But with a good offseason, looking forward to NP taking a major step forward and being the franchise QB that takes this team deep in the playoffs, whether it's next year or 2019 and beyond.

In the time you typed that Peterman threw 3 picks and gave a rousing "I'll learn from this" presser.

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3 minutes ago, SaviorPeterman said:

Can't really argue, although it's debatable this team will be back in the playoff mix next year given the impending roster overhaul.

 

But with a good offseason, looking forward to NP taking a major step forward and being the franchise QB that takes this team deep in the playoffs, whether it's next year or 2019 and beyond.

 

I am looking forward to him holding a clip board for the duration of his rookie deal ;) 

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If you can find a biography on Murphy, he is a very interesting story. I was on his high school team, he was a star in three sports and the nicest guy you could ever meet. Not surprised he would make a statement like that. It's a helluva story making the Redskins as a free agent in the George Allen era and where his career led him after his playing days.

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Of all the GMs in the NFL during the time Whaley was a GM, no GM has more draft picks that are still on NFL rosters than Doug Whaley.

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