By Tim Graham
Buffalo Bills fans may chuckle when they read this quote
from former Buffalo Bills president Tom Donahoe about new General Manager Doug
"I'm sure he'll do better with it than I did,"
Donahoe told USA Today reporter Jarrett Bell.
The Donahoe era in Buffalo
was a catastrophe, and that's not entirely Donahoe's fault. Ralph Wilson fired
him and, feeling burned, the owner's distrust in hiring another football man
set the organization back for years.
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By Tim Graham
Jack Butler was great enough as a defensive back to get into the Pro
Football Hall of Fame.
Butler was a four-time Pro Bowler for the Pittsburgh
Steelers, was voted all-NFL three times and was one of two defensive halfbacks
on the NFL's all-decade team for the 1950s.
The St. Bonaventure alum played on only two winning teams
and never appeared in the postseason, but -- for a franchise loaded with Super
Bowl champion defensive stars -- Butler
was one of only 16 defensive players to make the Steelers' 75th anniversary
team of 2007.
Yet when I asked Buffalo Bills assistant general manager
Doug Whaley if Butler
made a bigger impact on the game as a player or a scout, the answer wasn't
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