Over the last week, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley and head coach Rex Ryan have been on the hot seat. After 16 years without a playoff berth, fan impatience makes sense. But fast forward a week and the latest report says the exact opposite of those reports from last week, at least according to Ian Rapoport from NFL.com.
The #Bills look at the improvements GM Doug Whaley has made in his tenure & Rex Ryan works well with him. The Pegulas are fans, too.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 27, 2015
Last Sunday, CBS Sports ran a piece by Jason La Canfora saying there was turmoil inside the walls of One Bills Drive. Vic Carucci from The Buffalo News added to that this week, saying former general manager Bill Polian was interested in returning in an advisory role which would mean Doug Whaley would lose power or even his job.
It seems someone in or around the organization has an ax to grind with Whaley and is content to use the media - both local and national - to sharpen that blade. Hopefully the Pegulas won't let that interfere with their thought process on their general manager and at least one other Bills legend has a thought on Whaley to share:
Woods, Kiko, Shady, Kid rock, manny, Corbin, Robey, Hughes, Watkins, Rambo, Colton, Corey, Spikes, Darby, Miller, TT, Richie, Clay..#Whaley— Thurman Thomas (@thurmanthomas) December 24, 2015