On Monday, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 sent out tweets, citing a source, about Buffalo Bills GM candidate Brandon Beane:
Source close to Bills GM search tells me Beane's experience in all areas of football (college scout, pro scout, cap) are a big plus for him.— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) May 8, 2017
But source also said 2nd interview is partly because he was talked to early on and, after other interviews, want to revisit things said.— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) May 8, 2017
Interesting pair of tweets from the plugged-in Capaccio, as the first tweet kinda/sorta suggests Beane is emerging as the clear front-runner.
The second tweet kinda/sorta squashes that suggestion.
Capaccio’s source does make a fine point, as a possible GM with a versatile background would make him a more appealing candidate.
Doug Whaley’s background before becoming Buffalo’s GM in May of 2013 was almost solely in the “pro” scouting department with the Steelers and the Bills.
This is from the Panthers team website when Beane was promoted to the Assistant General Manager job in 2015:
“Beane, 38, has spent the past seven seasons as the Panthers' director of football operations, a role in which he assisted Gettleman in the evaluation of players at the professional and collegiate levels while holding administrative and scouting responsibilities in both areas. He has worked closely with the football operations staff on the negotiation of player contracts, developing budgets and CBA compliance.”