Poor Brandon Beane. Such terrible timing.
Off he went to the Buffalo Bills, an NFL outpost enduring the longest playoff slump in North American professional sports. Back home, the Carolina Panthers – the team he helped construct – made a move that would have allowed him to become their general manager.
Two months after Beane left his position as Panthers assistan…
Darryl Talley was a guest on "The Tim Graham Show" premiere in September. We had him back for Wednesday's season finale to ponder what we've learned about his Buffalo Bills over the past nine months.
Most of the significant developments happened over the last trimester.
Rookie coach Sean McDermott's influence surged at One Bills Drive, leading to the departure of Gen…
The Buffalo Bills have been assembling their football ops lieutenants over the past few days.
New GM Brandon Beane snagged one of the three other candidates who interviewed for the vacancy, adding player personnel VP Brian Gaine on Tuesday. Then the Bills hired pro personnel director Malik Boyd on Wednesday.
Yet a lot of smart men with sharp ideas and clear vision ha…
Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott broke from meetings Wednesday to call "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan.
We learned a lot about McDermott's philosophies on installing his program, sports psychology and long-range plans.
Among the topics covered with me an ESPN.com's Mike Rodak:
The first crucial steps to establishing a new culture
OK, fellas. You're in this together.
One doesn't escape if the other one fails. One can't leave the other behind.
And the owners can't wash their hands by rationalizing somebody else hired these people.
Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott and rookie GM Brandon Beane will win as a pair, lose as a pair. Terry and Kim Pegula are on the hook for both.
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 candidate…