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Bill Cowher: Doug Whaley 'can equal challenge, then surpass it'

By Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills' media relations department has distributed statements from people who've worked with General Manager Doug Whaley at the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks and as a player for the Pitt Panthers.

Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher:

"Doug Whaley, to me, has paid his dues. He has done his job professionally and with high quality. I know from working with him in Pittsburgh he is a guy who put due diligence towards every opportunity and task he was given. He has a wealth of knowledge, a good feel for people and a good eye for talent.

"I think when you talk about people that earn the opportunity to advance and earn the opportunity to have more responsibility that Doug is a guy who has proven along the way at every step that he can equal the challenge and then surpass it. It does not surprise me that he has been named general manager."

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Bills quarterbacks don't find greener pastures elsewhere

By Tim Graham

Not that Buffalo Bills fans were worried to begin with, but there shouldn't be any regret about Ryan Fitzpatrick leaving town.

Of all the former Bills who have come back to haunt them, quarterbacks haven't been a concern.

That could be viewed two ways. Either the Bills have been adept at moving on from an ineffective player, or they haven't been able how to identify a quarterback to begin with.

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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.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


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.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


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.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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