Bills add GM interviewee to front office

Brian Gaine makes nearly lateral move to Buffalo

Orchard Park, NY - Brandon Beane called it a "shot in the dark". 

All the Bills had to offer Brian Gaine was VP of Player Personnel. He was Director of Player Personnel in Houston. Gaine had interviewed with Terry and Kim Pegula for the job Beane beat him to land. 

Gaine is coming anyway. The Bills announced Gaine as VP of Player Personnel Monday. 

He has plenty of connections to the Bills current and growing front office. 

Beane noted a five-year relationship with Gaine. Buffalo's new assistant GM, Joe Schoen, also worked with Gaine for six years when both were in Miami. Gaine's last two seasons with the Dolphins were as assistant GM. 

The Bills will be the fifth team that has employed Gaine, following the Jets, Cowboys, Dolphins and Texans over 17 seasons. 

Beane came to Buffalo with questions about his scouting experience. With Schoen and Gaine, he has quickly added vast amounts of personnel expertise. 

"I had hoped to get one of these two guys and I got them both," Beane said in a statement. "It was no guarantee I could get either. I'm floating as much as when I got the job."

The choice is curious from Gaine's point of view. His work in Houston was widely praised. Gaine had four prior interviews to be an NFL general manager before the Bills. 

Beane admitted the move was, essentially, a lateral one for Gaine. 

“I think partnering with me and Joe was attractive," Beane said. "I know Brian and who he is to the core and trust that he’s going to be a big time asset.”

Sometimes, taking a shot in the dark works. Even in Buffalo. 


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