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Buddy Nix and Morty to Atlanta...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by SanDiegoRon, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. SanDiegoRon

    SanDiegoRon BoltTalker

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    say it ain't so... Buddy's goin home....

    By Kevin Acee

    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

    December 21, 2007
    In the Atlanta Falcons' attempt to rebuild their football operations, they apparently are considering becoming a sort of Chargers Southeast.

    League sources said yesterday the Falcons have made overtures to former Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer about being their next head coach and are considering hiring Chargers Assistant General Manager Buddy Nix to be their general manager. :icon_sad::icon_sad::icon_sad:

    Atlanta lost coach Bobby Petrino to the University of Arkansas last week, and according to a statement from the Falcons, Rich McKay will be replaced as general manager.

    Falcons owner Arthur Blank first talked with Bill Cowher about running the team, but Cowher reportedly told him he was sitting out from coaching at least one more season. Atlanta then made a well-publicized run at Bill Parcells to head its football operations, but Parcells yesterday took the same job with the Dolphins.

    Atlanta's next fallback as coach is evidently Schottenheimer, who was fired by the Chargers in February after a 14-2 season but a second playoff loss in two tries. The hirings of Schottenheimer and Nix would be in concert, sources said.

    Asked about the possibility of his right-hand personnel man leaving, Chargers GM A.J. Smith professed to know nothing about it.

    “I have not heard about Buddy Nix, but I have heard the Coach Schottenheimer rumors,” he said. “If true, I believe a Buddy Nix-Marty Schottenheimer team in Atlanta would be a perfect fit. . . . Buddy got along well with Coach Schottenheimer. They socialized together, went out to dinner, golfed together, sat together on the plane, talked football all the time.”

    Nix came to San Diego in 2001 along with Smith and former GM John Butler. Nix was director of player personnel in 2001-02 and ascended to assistant GM when Smith became general manager in 2003 after Butler's death. The three also worked together in Buffalo before coming to the Chargers.

    “I'd hate to lose him,” Smith said. “But it's something he's told me in the past he'd like to do – or explore it. If this situation should work out, I'd wish him the best.”
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  2. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Well I guess that we now know how Marty and AJ were able to co-exist. His lil' Buddy was his Marty-handler.

    Good for Atlanta. They'll at least have hope now.
     
  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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  4. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Until they get to the playoffs.

    :icon_rofl:
     
  5. Dublin Bolt

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    Buddy is a hidden gem in this organisation, while possibly losing him isn't great news I am all for guys who want to move up being given the opportunity. Sounds like AJ thinks he and the Chargers could still survive without him.
     
  6. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Yeah, but there goes B4L's theory about AJ being a crazed Egomaniac hell bent on serving himself even if it means destroying the Chargers in the process!! :lol:
     
  7. SanDiegoRon

    SanDiegoRon BoltTalker

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    a pinch "icy" iffn ya axe me... :yes:

    could end up bein a fire storm if Buddy hires all the scouts away... chiat I should apply... :icon_rofl:
     
  8. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully Cowher reconsiders.
     
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    :icon_rofl::icon_rofl::icon_rofl:


    You said "lil' buddy"



    :icon_rofl::icon_rofl::icon_rofl:
     
  10. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    'Nuther one bites the dust :unsure: :tdown:
     
  11. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    I coulda done without that :tdown:
     
  12. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Atlanta could do worse...wait, they already have :icon_eek:
     
  13. RMANCIL

    RMANCIL Well-Known Member

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    I think Schottenheimer and Nix would be a much better fit than Parcells for the Falcons. On the draft stand point Nix has been huge with the Bolts and no other team has a better draft record the past few years.

    Schottenheimer relates to young players very well and understands the pro game. Clearly both have worked together and get along whats not to like?
     
  14. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    If they do sign with the Falcons it will present an interesting subplot for when we play them next year...:drama:
     
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    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    That's not true...that's impossible!
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  16. SanDiegoRon

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    watch Buddy trade AJ for Whitehurst... :icon_eek:
     
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    Stop trying to ruin my Christmas. :icon_evil:

    Delete this thread. :icon_twisted:
     
  18. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    Buddy Nix is like our attack force on Endor. He's going to lower the Death Star's shield so we can blow up the emperor.
     
  19. SanDiegoRon

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    well,.... we'll see just how gawd-like AJ is without Nix...
     
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    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    CHASTIZE ME ONCE MORE AND I CAST YOU DOWN WITH THE SODOMITES.

    COME TO THINK OF IT, I CHANGE MY MIND - I CAST YOU DOWN NOW - MERRY CHRISTMAS
     
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  21. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Or how Nixlike Nix is without AJ?
     
  22. SanDiegoRon

    SanDiegoRon BoltTalker

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    yes, please...:icon_eek:

    btw, what time does the hedonism start on Monday...
     
  23. 400HZ

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    Franchise tag Nix.
     
  24. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    NOON or 11'ish in the LOWES parking lot. :)
     
  25. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    the Emperor in Atlanta's already on life support, how much more does he need to go boom?
     
  26. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Nooooooooooo..... not my boy.....

    Damn you Arthur Blank!
     
  27. Kwak

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    That would suck. Dude is the internal cap guru.

    Morty to ATL. That is a good one. :lol: He can crush the fans hopes in ATL year after year like he did in Cleve,KC and SD.
     
  28. boltssbbound

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    ATL is a Marty special--a rebuilding project. He'll build a foundation and get the team to 8-10 wins in no time flat. With that accomplished, the Falcons can bring in someone better to coach them in the playoffs. :lol:

    Nix is a talent evaluating witch. I would hate to see him leave, but it's only a matter of time before he becomes a GM.
     

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