If Buddy Nix's philosophical beliefs on the quarterback position weren't enough to convince you, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey echoed his immediate superior's thoughts on franchise quarterbacks at last night's team event for premium season ticket holders.
"I think what you're trying to evaluate is if there's a guy at quarterback that you believe can be a franchise quarterback, long-term," Gailey said Monday night. "You hope to never be picking (at number) three again, and it's your one opportunity to maybe make that pick if that's what you believe. If you don't believe there's a franchise quarterback for the future, long-term, we have other needs. It's not like we don't know we have other needs. We know that. We understand that. But you're weighing what's best for the franchise."
When all of this quarterback talk re-surfaced last night, it surprised me how many people acted as if this was news. Both men have hinted at this shared philosophy before, even if they haven't come right out and explicitly said it. It's important to point out that it's purely philosophy - it may or may not apply to the 2011 NFL Draft. If you're looking for something newsworthy out of this, it's that Buffalo's GM and head coach are very obviously in sync with one another. That's a good thing.