Bills GM Doug Whaley Comments on Violence in Football, Injuries and More

May 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley has spent his entire adult life in the football industry. He played college ball at the University of Pittsburgh before working for the Pittsburgh Steelers for a decade, eventually climbing the ladder to run operations for an entire franchise.  
As someone who built his life around the sport, Whaley's comments about the violence of football to WGR 550 radio Tuesday are bound to make headlines. 
"This is the game of football," Whaley said, per Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. "Injuries are part of it. It's a violent game that I personally don't think humans are supposed to play."
The comments came amid a discussion about wide receiver Sammy Watkins' struggles with injuries. Watkins, a 2014 first-round pick, has played in 29 of 32 regular-season games but has been hampered with near-constant playable ailments. 
"I wouldn't say [he's injury-prone]," Whaley said. "If you look at his game log, he's only missed three games. ...

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