Buffalo Bills hiring Buddy Nix a Major Win

Paul KasprzakContributor IJanuary 26, 2009

Many people may have thought that the Buffalo Bills cannot make a single move that will get them excited about the team again.  However, that has just happened as the Buddy Nix has returned to the Bills.

Nix was a scout for the Bills from 1993 to 2000, then, when John Butler was fired as the Bills General Manager, he went with Butler to the San Diego Chargers.  He ultimately reached the position of Assistant General Manager with the Chargers, a position he held from 2003 to 2007. He retired after the Chargers 2008 draft.

Nix is highly regarded as a scout, and according to the Buffalo News Nix's area of expertise in scouting is the Southeast, as Nix is a native of Alabama.

There is a lot of talent in the Southeast as Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and the Bowl Championship Series National Champion Florida Gators all finished in the top 15 in the final standings.

Of the starters on the Chargers, cornerback Antonio Cromartie—Florida State, strong safety Clinton Hart—Central Florida CC, left tackle Marcus McNeil—Auburn, and quarterback Phillip Rivers—North Carolina State, have all come out of the Southeast.

Along with Tom Modrak, the Bills have two highly regarded people when it comes to scouting, and now, with the combination of both men, there is even a greater of a chance the Bills will get back to the top.

Nix's hiring may be only a little ripple within the media, but do not underestimate the magnitude of his signing.