Earlier today, Sports Illustrated columnist Jim Trotter tweeted that the Buffalo Bills were "the team that most intrigues" him. Citing a team source, he said the Bills "will spend because they want to win now." Both Bills GM Buddy Nix and CEO Russ Brandon echoed those sentiments this morning in separate interviews with radio station WGR 550 in Buffalo.
While obviously playing it close to the vest, Nix gave a few clues about Buffalo's plan for the off-season.
"You have to fill as many needs in free agency since it comes first," said Nix. "Then you add to your depth in the draft. ... This is our third time coming up and it's time to be a factor."
Nix also said the Bills would likely make a big splash and then get out of the game quickly.
"We’d like to be out of the business by Friday," said Nix. "The big splash for us could be over in a week."
In a separate interview with BuffaloBills.com, he told team reporter Chris Brown that some recognizable names will be mentioned this week at One Bills Drive.
"We have a couple, probably two," said Nix. "I’d say you’ll recognize the names."
Brandon echoed some of the comments, and even provided a hint at what is to come in the way of spending during this week.
"We plan to be aggressive in free agency and resources will not be an issue," Brandon told WGR hosts Tim Graham and Joe Buscaglia. "We're in this to build for the long term. I believe this team is on the way up."
Brandon and Nix both discussed hurdles with bringing free agents to Buffalo. Nix mentioned earlier this week how the current players recruiting free agents is very helpful, because every GM says the same thing while players tell the truth. Brandon mentioned some of the great qualities of Buffalo, too.
"The one thing I tell people is [Buffalo is] authentic. We don't have to manufacture excitement in this town," said Brandon, who also talked up the restaurants in the city. "I love to stand on the podium to talk up Buffalo."
Free agency begins at 4PM this afternoon. Keep it locked in for more from Buffalo Rumblings.