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The Buffalo Bills are in disarray.
GM Buddy Nix thinks he is going to get canned.
Citizens of the greater Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area are praying he is finally right about something.
Nix is acting in ways and saying things that would indicate to some that he may be contemplating retirement as an out. In addressing questions about how horrible QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is, Nix said, "I don't wanna leave here without a franchise guy for the future in place."
That, to me, gives a very powerful and subtle indicator; an acknowledgement of "the end" as a thought in his brain.
I thought the franchise guy was the guy he gave a $59 million extension to? Great. Let the guy who made that move pick the next "future of the franchise" before he retires. What a mess.
Bad for him, and the organization as a whole, but great for fantasy owners of C.J. Spiller. Nix seems to be firmly behind head coach Chan Gailey, and Gailey has been catching consistent heat about the fact that the offense simply runs better when Spiller is more featured.
Fred Jackson is terrific; he is awesome. For a 31-year-old back, his ability is of freakish, Willis McGahee-caliber status. It's unbelievable and gives me slim hope we may be able to enjoy Adrian Peterson for at least a handful of future good years.
But Spiller is better than Jackson, and when the Bills involve Spiller consistently, we have seen what happens. To end 2011, and during this season when Jackson was out, Spiller was going to go off. Chan Gailey understands that a GM who has given him a vote of confidence is standing on shaky ground, and he's going to let him loose, finally.
It took a Fred Jackson concussion on a short week to make this succession happen, but it seems to be happening. Spiller's a guy I want on my squad from here on out. He faces a tough test on paper against Miami in Week 11, but ask Chris Johnson about those guys. After that, it's Jacksonville and Indy.
Things should be getting rolling in a very Spiller-favorable timeshare with a returning Jackson once the fantasy playoffs arrive.