Found January 09, 2012 on Yahoo! Sports:
PLAYERS: Buddy Nix
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
Re-opening contract talks with receiver Stevie Johnson and finding a pass rusher -- or two -- are among the Buffalo Bills' top priorities this offseason. General manager Buddy Nix outlined his plans during a wide-ranging, 45-minute news conference on Monday, a week after the Bills (6-10) closed the season with their eighth loss in nine games -- and missed the playoffs for a 12th straight year.

Bills resume talks to re-sign Johnson

The Buffalo Bills have had new talks in a bid to re-sign receiver Stevie Johnson. And general manager Buddy Nix regards adding a pass-rusher as being the team's top priority this offseason. Those were among the several topics Nix touched upon during a wide-ranging news conference Monday. Nix says the team wants Johnson back and adds there's been ''dialogue'...

Buffalo GM Buddy Nix Says Don't Panic

"You need to get players that are play makers and put them in a position where they can make plays. I know that sounds simple, but that is the key to it." Buffalo Bills GM (and part-time George Gaynes look-alike?) Buddy Nix met with the media for 40 minutes on a chilly Monday morning out at 1 Bills Dr, ready to stand before the firing squad and discuss what exactly...

Nix on Bills top 3-4 needs

Bills GM Buddy Nix wasn’t shy at all about discussing Buffalo’s top 3 or 4 positional needs in his Monday press conference. “(Assuming we’re) signing Stevie, we still could use another big time receiver,” said Nix. ”On offense we could use another offensive tackle. Defensively, I would say the priority would have to be pass rushers, defensive ends, pass rushers, one...

Talks have re-opened with Stevie

Bills GM Buddy Nix in his Monday press conference said dialogue with Stevie Johnson on a new contract has re-opened. “There were proposals made during the season,” said Nix. ”The last one we made their stance was we’d like Stevie to concentrate on the season and finish out the year and start the talks at the end of the year. There has been dialogue since the season was over...

All Buddy, all the time: Nix transcript

Here is the full transcript of Buddy Nix's news conference today at Bills headquarters: On how WR Stevie Johnson fits into his future plans with the organization:He fits in. We do want him back and I know that you think about the antics, penalties and obviously we’re not happy about that. I don’t think Stevie is either, but we are around him a lot. I know the things he does...

BDC 1/10: Today’s links

DAILY LINKS – Nix: Contract talks re-opened with Stevie – Left tackle an offseason priority Buffalo News – Bills GM: Dialogue with Johnson, agent will continue Buffalo News – Bills expect to make a leap forward in ’12 Buffalo News – Time to stop pretending, Buffalo’s still a hard sell Rochester D&C – Buddy Nix expects Buffalo...

Chan feels it can work w/Stevie

In the wake of Bills GM Buddy Nix saying that the end zone displays that got Stevie Johnson in hot water are behind them, Bills head coach Chan Gailey echoed similar sentiments in an appearance on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550 earlier this week. Gailey was asked if in fact Stevie re-signs does he feel like he can trust the free-spirited receiver. “Yes, I am confident...

Bills Management Still Supporting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick…But Really, What Choice Do They Have?

Fitz is Buffalo's QB in 2012. Period. In yesterday’s season-ending press conference, Bills GM Buddy Nix spoke candidly on a number of topics, including his embattled quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick: I’ve got no reservations about Ryan. He had some bad games. The thing we know for sure is that we’ve seen him do it. We’ve seen him have good games. He’s what we thought he...
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