I specifically tuned into WGR this morning to hear the returning Howard Simon grill Buddy Nix about all of the behind-the-scenes rumors going on at One Bills Drive. However, it appears that Buddy was "traveling" and unable to make his weekly appearance. "Traveling?" Hmmm kind of weird? Maybe Buddy was visiting family down South for the holidays? Oh wait, Christmas was on a Tuesday - he should have returned to Buffalo midweek. Hmmm maybe he was "traveling" with the team to their game on Sunday. But the game on Sunday is in Buffalo right?
It seems very telling that Buddy picked the Friday when rumors are swirling in the air about his coach's and his own job security, to no-show a weekly interview segment that he agreed to, and to this point that he has seldom (if ever) missed. Looks like the old southern straight-shooter didn't want to answer the tough questions.
Don't be fooled - there is definitely something going down over at One Bills Drive. I think it's a forgone conclusion that Chan Gailey will likely not be back. Fitz - he's probably gone too. The question remains whether Buddy wants to come back. It's going to be extremely interesting over the next few weeks.