Bills owner Terry Pegula has found his man for general manager of the Bills — Brandon Beane. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

Last summer, Terry Pegula said that the Bills' playoff drought was only one year, not 16. After all, he had owned the team for only one full season.

On Sunday, when he announced the firing of Doug Whaley as general manager, Pegula said he wasn't interested in talking about the past. So why not take it a step further? Get really creative and re-set the drought back to zero.

In the space of 11 days, the Pegulas fired both of their general managers, Tim Murray and Doug Whaley. Both times, Terry had the colossal gall to remind us that he wasn't the one who hired the guy. Never mind that he gave a contract extension to both men and stood defiantly behind them in crisis.

Pegula suggested that these would be his first GM hires. Forget the past. What droughts? Fans need to trust the "process" -- which he and Sean McDermott have adopted as the operative buzz word for the Bills. Given a chance to pick their own GM, he and Kim will finally get it right.

And if the new GM turns out to be a failure, they can always blame it on McDermott.

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