How much talent has Whaley brought here in the last 3+ years?
And, what would he do different or better than Buddy Nix?
2011 draft landed Dareus, who hasn't been dominate. Aaron Williams may be the worst corner in the NFL when he is actually playing...they could've had Dalton with that pick. Sheppard has been part of the problem at LB, not the solution. Searcy is pumped up so much by Gailey, but we as fans never see him play.
2012: Gilmore is good and Glenn started the season good, but he hasn't been the same since he returned from his inury. However, this was the year to look at QB's and they could've landed Russel Wilson or Cousins...but passed on both in the 3rd.
The 2011 and 2012 classes may prove to be the foundation, but it could also be 2006 and 2007 draft class again.....just ok, but could've been much better.
If it means getting Nix out of here I'm all for it. I don't know much about Whaley but he can't be any worse than Nix. Looks at Nix's 2nd and 3rd round picks last year. A. Williams in the 2nd round and Sheppard in the 3rd round. Two huge busts! You can't be missing on 2nd and 3rd round picks or you will never get this team turned around. We need to clean house from top to bottom. Get rid of Nix, Chan, and PicksPatrick.
Whaley shouldn't be just given the keys to the FO. Now, he has seen how it can be done right and for anyone to judge him based on what Tom Donahue did as a GM coming from Pittsburg is silly. Different jobs, different responsibilites and different people involved.
I've been saying for a while that if I was Wilson or Brandon, I would hire an outside consultant to assist the Bills in hiring a new GM. When RW says that he and Brandon didn't know the names of potential GM's and decided to go from within....that is a problem.
The issue with Whaley is that many fans just don't know what his excat role is. This is what I've read: Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel. Which tells me that he scouts players and puts the draft board together, but doesn't make the final call on the player selected.
However, the 15-32 record has occurred on his watch, so he deserves some blame, as he was given some credit for the Steelers success.
You would think the GM signs off a defensive scheme change since it impacts the draft strategy and personnel acquisition.
I needed Trent cut immediately when Nix took over. He was a complete failure in 2008 and 2009. Furthermore, Fitzpatrick was handed a starting job in 2011 and 2012.
Don't let Nix wiggle off the hood with technicalities. Nix likes to do that a lot. I traded for Tavaris Jackson, but its up to Gailey on whether or not they play him. Sorry - supposedly you and Gailey talk everyday. How can that not come up?