Citing frustration over an 0-8 start, yet encouragement over the team's progress in their last three losses, Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix appeared on XX Sports Radio (1090 AM) in San Diego to talk about the current state of the team he's trying to turn around.
Naturally, after discussing some of the Bills' recent losses, the topic of conversation gravitated toward the future, which unsurprisingly centered on Ryan Fitzpatrick, the quarterback position in general, and the 2011 NFL Draft. Nix likes a lot of what he's seen from Fitzpatrick through six games this season.
"He is not our problem," Nix said. "We need to put better players around him. He's a good player, and he's a tough guy, smart - he does all he can do, we just need to give him more help."
When asked whether he'd look to address the quarterback position in the first round of next year's draft, Nix was noncommittal. (Which is sort of obvious, really, as it's only November.)
"I wouldn't commit to that," Nix said. "We'll take the best player. If we draft first - which I hope we win some games - but if we draft first, we'll take the best player available."
There is plenty more covered in this interview, including what Nix believes got San Diego turned around during his tenure there, the support he's gotten from Ralph Wilson and Bills brass, and the team's recent acquisition of Shawne Merriman. Take a listen.