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When the Bills announced their new general manager with three games remaining in the 2009 season, I was left scratching my head. Not because I thought it was a bad move, but merely because I had no idea who Buddy Nix was.
I consider myself to be a sports aficionado, and can designate countless sports personalities to their professions. But, for some reason I was oblivious as to who Nix was. Well, I quickly found out he was an integral part in turning around the San Diego Chargers franchise as assistant GM and Director of Player Personnel from 2001-2008. That alone got me excited, because I was aware of the many all-pro players that were drafted by Nix and co. during the Chargers dominant reign of the AFC West.
But there was something else about him that kept me enamored and interested in anything involving the current Bills’ GM. Even without knowing his outstanding draft-record, I knew I liked this guy from the first time I heard him speak shortly after ...