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Poll: Who is the most indispensiBill?

By Tim Graham

In the three years Buddy Nix was general manager, the Buffalo Bills significantly enhanced their depth at almost every position.

The club didn't scrimp on backups as much. Gone were a bunch of special-teamers who couldn't play a regular position.

The results, though, didn't reflect the added talent.

Under new guidance, the Bills have decided to start over while trying to focus on young talent that could turn into something later. They've gotten rid of veteran starters and are willing to take a chance on inexperienced players hopefully on the make.

Look up and down the roster, and you will see a lot of positions that are dependant on emerging youth.

In Tuesday's video report from One Bills Drive, we glimpsed how capricious the team is at wide receiver behind Stevie Johnson. In this morning's paper, Mark Gaughan wrote about Buffalo's youth at cornerback.

With that in mind, I want to ask who you think the most indispensible Bills player is for 2013.

Which player's absence would provide the most trouble for the team's success?

If you click the "Other" option, please take a moment and jot the name of the player you'd vote for in the comments section below.


Buddy Nix | C.J. Spiller | Cordy Glenn | EJ Manuel | Eric Wood | Jairus Byrd | Kevin Kolb | Kyle Williams | Mario Williams | Scott Chandler | Stephon Gilmore | Stevie Johnson
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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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