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Tim Graham's Power Take: Bills GM and coach searches have history of not going 'as expected'

When it comes to Brandon Beane and the Bills' GM vacancy, we've described his candidacy and coveted second interview as "logical" and "as expected."

But those words merely refer to his link with Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott. They worked together with the Panthers.

More important, what kind of experience does Beane have compared to the Bills' other candidates?

The Pegulas fired not only GM Doug Whaley, but also essentially the entire scouting department. The next GM won't merely oversee the scouts; he'll need to summon a staff from scratch.

Beane has been an assistant GM the past two seasons and has been relatively limited when it comes to actual scouting experience.

The other candidates so far -- Texans assistant GM Brian Gaine, Eagles college scouting director Trey Brown and Packers player personnel chief Brian Gutekunst -- have significantly more credentials for evaluating prospects and free agents and overseeing a crew.

Maybe the expected choice, the easiest choice, the most logical choice isn't always the correct choice.

The Pegulas and their first-time head coach need to nail this hire.

And we shouldn't assume anything. Many of us as-expected Anthony Lynn would be their coach for 2017.

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