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  1. pats1

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    Buffalo Bills name Buddy Nix general manager - ESPN

    Well, the Pats won't have to worry about the Bills in this division for another few years. First Marv Levy (now 84), then Russ Brandon, now Buddy Nix. At 91, Ralph Wilson might be beginning to show his age...

    Nix retired as the Chargers' assistant GM in 2008.
     
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    i don't see how age itself disqualifies him, if that's the implication.
     
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    I guess hes not inexperianced, besides todays 70 is like yesterdays 60. :p At least i hope so.
     
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    You're right, Ralph may not even be around to see his success or (more than likely) failure.

    Maybe the Pats should have made Bucko Kilroy GM again before he passed. Larry Cook (70-year old scouting consultant, former director of college scouting under Carroll) is still with the team, but I'm sure as hell he wasn't a candidate to replace Pioli.
     
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    And I hear that Mr Wilson calls him the Kid :)
    Nothing wrong with experience and wisdom but some of these guys need to retire.
     
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    This is Ralph Wilson's youth movement.
     
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    Agreed, age shouldn't disqualify him.

    However, the fact that he already works for the Bills should have disqualified him. It's obvious that organization is clueless. But good for us.
     
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    There are enough 30 and 40 year old ****-ups in management around the NFL that we shouldn't be taking gratuitous shots at older guys just because of their age.
     
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    Really? Name some.
     
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    70 yr old GM+ Charlie Weiss HC=1-15
     
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    Dan Snyder and Eric Mangini to name two off the top of my head. Snyder wasn't a **** up outside the NFL, but he's sure made a hash of that team's roster and he's 44. Mangini rose to the level of his incompetence. Mike Tannenbaum brought in Favre and bet the farm on the Sanchize. If you want to blame that on Woody Johnson, well he just turned 50 a couple of years ago. I could probably walk down the management floor in Cleveland, Detroit and Oakland and not need a fancy MBA to fire half of them; alphabetically or every other office would probably be as good a way as any to do it (facetious).

    Whether you agree or disagree on those, my point about using age as a criterion to ding someone stands. George Soros is 79, travels the world, works long hours and made a billion dollars for himself last year. Warren Buffett at 79 didn't do too bad either. Let's just criticize performance not demographics.
     
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    You forgot Josh "on the cusp of missing the playoffs dispite a 6-0 start" McD.
     
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    Ralph Wilson showed his age last CBA time. As long as he wants to recycle geezers through the organization, that's fine with me. Hope they sign Chuck Knox to coach.
     
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    Maybe Marty will come back for another tour.
     
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    I think, for a first-year head coach, McDaniels hasn't done too badly. He just got extremely lucky at the start of the season, and his team has been inconsistent as of late. He should have maybe waited a few more years before taking a HC job, but I don't really believe he belongs in the same club of virtuoso displays of incompetence of which Eric Mangini appears to be the NFL chapter president.
     
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    I don't know that guy out in SD knows something about players. If he work hand and hand with Mr. Smith I'm sure he's a pretty smart cookie. Age only matters if your trying to get wood!
     
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