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Heath Shuler
03-12-2013, 10:24 AM
Pranksters Record Two NFL GMs Discussing Free Agency Over The Phone

http://deadspin.com/pranksters-record-two-nfl-gms-discussing-free-agency-ov-452366184?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

It's a brilliant prank, and it never should've worked. How did a couple of 20-year-olds listen in on two NFL executives talking shop the day before free agency began? A little luck, great timing, and a 73-year old general manager who doesn't really understand how telephones work.

On Friday afternoon, Buffalo GM Buddy Nix and Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik shot the **** for about six minutes. They talked about their impending free agents, their frustration with a new three-day negotiating window, and the major handicap of not having a franchise quarterback. They had no idea that a pair of pranksters had set the whole chat up, or that those pranksters were still on the line, listening in.

When talk turns to the Bills' moves, Nix says he's not planning on doing much because he's handcuffed by Ryan Fitzpatrick. "We're still struggling here with our quarterback...We're not really struggling--he's going to have to do something, or we'll have to."

More Nix on Fitzpatrick: "We just can't afford to pay that kind of money for a guy who's fighting for probably a backup job."

sounds like the Harvard man's days are numbered

Double Barrel
03-12-2013, 10:39 AM
lol! Too funny! :heh:

GP
03-12-2013, 03:51 PM
ESPN tv says Bills released him.

Heath Shuler
03-13-2013, 08:03 AM
ESPN tv says Bills released him.

It had to be a very weird day for Fitzpatrick and the Bills.


I dont know what his trade value was before the tape was released but we see what it was after.

Malloy
03-13-2013, 10:09 AM
It makes sense, IF the GM said that and it came out, ther would be absolutely no trust between the QB and the team. Release is the only way forward at that point.