MOBILE, Ala. -- Since becoming general manager of the Buffalo Bills in 2013, Doug Whaley has gone through an ownership change and two coaching changes.
He has gone from uncertainty about his future as the team's GM, after Terry and Kim Pegula bought the team from the estate of late owner Ralph Wilson, to receiving a contract extension after the 2015 season.
Whaley has learned plenty of lessons during that span, while experiencing ups and downs in acquiring players and through the results on the field.
What's the biggest lesson he has learned so far?
"I think the biggest thing is you have to have a plan, but you've got to be light on your feet, because you never know what's going to happen," Whaley said while here for the Senior Bowl. "So I've always said this and the biggest thing that I've learned is not only light on your feet but, it's not (only) this move, but how is this move going to affect your next move?
"Because the last thing you ever want to do is make a move and then you're backed in a corner."