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Bills add pair to personnel department - BuffaloBills.com
"The shuffle in Buffalo’s personnel department continued Wednesday with the hiring of Tom Gibbons and Chuck Cook. Bills Executive Vice President and General Manager Buddy Nix named Gibbons the team’s new Pro Personnel Director, while Cook will serve as Director of College Scouting."

Bills Roundup: Two Added to Personnel Staff - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown takes a look at the two new additions to Buffalo's personnel department.

Johnson gets "serious" on NFL Network - BuffaloBills.com
Stevie Johnson stops by NFL Network to discuss Twitter, talks about the drop against the Steelers (God DMed Stevie afterwards), and takes fan questions. He says he dropped the ball so they could get "The Crimson Elephant" aka Marcell Dareus.

Two new members of the scouting department
Tom Gibbons Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com

The new Director of Pro Personnel takes questions.

Chuck Cook Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Director of College Scouting speaks with the media.

Inside The Bills | Buddy goes with who he knows
Nix hired people who he knew and worked with. Here are the connections.

Nix hires familiar faces to help Whaley - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson's complete breakdown of the new hires.

Nix beefs up scouting dept. - The Buffalo News
"Nix said the reorganization of his personnel staff has concluded. West coast scout Rashaan Curry and college scouting administrator Michael LaFlamme will not return, but the rest of the scouting department will remain in place."

Bills wrap reorganization with two hires - ESPN AFC East Blog
"When asked why a switch wasn't made when Nix became GM after the 2009 season, Nix replied "I didn't know what to change." Nix declined to get into specifics about the organization's decision to fire Modrak."

Front Office Changes Continue At One Bills Drive - WGR 550
"One of the things we talked about last year when we hired Buddy and we hired Chan, it was about building a model for long-term success," Brandon said. "And I think as an organization we certainly added to it today and when we added these gentlemen and we added Buddy and Chan, we've added people who have won everywhere they have been and we feel we're a better organization today."

Dunkirk native hired by Bills - Dunkirk | The Observer
Dunkirk native Tom Gibbons was named Director of Pro Personnel of the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday. His dad speaks to the local paper about it.

More Bills Links
Beating the Blitz | ProFootballFocus.com

"Pro Football Focus' Khaled Elsayed breaks down the performances of NFL QB's when facing the blitz." Ryan Fitzpatrick was blitzed the third-most of any QB in 2010.

97 Rock Audio - WGRF-FM
Phil Hansen on 97 Rock talking about the Wall of Fame.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Four Downs: AFC East
The Bills biggest post-draft holes are OLB and QB.

Flash Points: Bills' defining moment - AFC East Blog - ESPN
What vote significantly changed the fortunes of the Buffalo Bills franchise? There's an easy answer but I don't think it's the right one.

Buffalo Bills FA Quarterback Candidates: Troy Smith : Buffalo Sports Daily
"This time around, I’d expect curiosity in Smith to be legitimate. In fact, I’d list him as one of the top candidates to land in Buffalo when free agency eventually starts."

McGee’s Future In Buffalo Could Be In Jeopardy : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Although he’s yet to address the situation directly, recent words and actions recently by Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix strongly suggest veteran cornerback Terrence McGee’s time with the organization may be imminently nearing its conclusion."