Front Office Shift

The Buffalo Bills today replaced former general manager Marv Levy. Sort of.

The general consensus was that owner Ralph Wilson doesn’t want to get burned again they way former GM Tom Donahoe burned him a few years ago. Which means Wilson isn’t going to give anyone sole power over personnel decisions.

And that’s exactly what happened today.

The Bills promoted from within. Russ Brandon has been named Chief Operating Officer (overseeing the team’s day-to-day operations), John Guy has been promoted to Vice President of Pro Personnel and Tom Modrak has been promoted to Vice President of College Scouting. This new triumvirate of sorts will undoubtedly consult with Wilson regarding pretty much every decision.

“It has been my experience over the years that our greatest opportunity for success comes when we promote from within our own organization,” said Wilson. “So, I have decided that the responsibilities of the general manager’s position will be handled from within and we will not to go outside the organization.”

With the draft soon approaching, it’s good to have some stability at One Bills Drive in the form of an announcement like this.