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Chargers Assistant GM Nix suddenly gone

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by boltmanbz, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20080429-1701-bn29chargers.html
    By Kevin Acee
    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

    5:01 p.m. April 29, 2008

    Chargers Assistant General Manager Buddy Nix is no longer with the team, league sources confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

    The Chargers are expected to announce that Nix, 70, retired. It is unclear whether the parting was amicable.

    Neither Nix nor Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith was immediately available for comment.

    Nix had been with the Chargers since 2001, arriving with then-GM John Butler and Smith, who was then the assistant GM.

    Nix served as director of player personnel before being named assistant general manager when Smith was promoted to GM in 2003. He has overseen pro and college scouting.

    Nix is well-regarded as a talent evaluator and has been in the NFL since 1993, when he was hired as a scout by the Buffalo Bills.

    It was just Saturday that Nix addressed the media regarding first-round draft pick Antoine Cason
     
  2. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    The fact that no formal ceremony was given, just yanked, doesn't bode well regarding the reason why.

    :unsure:

    :icon_sad:
     
  3. Showmeyourbolt

    Showmeyourbolt Well-Known Member

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    FUK!!!!! This is not good. Nix was the secret to our success! Now the master will have to draft without his apprentice!
     
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    Goodbye Buddy! You did great things for this team.
     
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  5. boltmanbz

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    i doubt that, my guess is he just wanted to do one more draft with AJ and call it quits i mean he is 70 lol, but he turned down GM jobs this past off season so he was probably planning this
     
  6. Boltdiehard

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    Well this blows..... :icon_shrug:
     
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  7. Retired Catholic

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    The guy is 70. He probably got tired and stressed and crotchety and had a spat with AJ or maybe even Dean Spanos. If he falls off the radar like they do in Oakland, then we'll know it was not a fond farewell. If there are a few smiles and some face time with the press, we'll know that Nix got up in the morning and told himself, "Jaisus, I rather lay here and nap some more". Either way, there have no doubt be acolytes learning at the Nix Knee.
     
  8. foober

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    win the next four super bowls for buddy.

    I'm a guessing but when this happens so suddenly its usually a sickness in the family.
     
  9. boltmanbz

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    yep thats a very good point too
     
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    WWWWWWWWHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTT TTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEE FFFFFFFF@#$% @#$% @#$% !@#$% !@# $% $%^&*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:censored::censored::censored::censored::censored:
     
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  11. Showmeyourbolt

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    From joelbolt on Chargers.com:


     
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    Still the immediateness of this is a bit surprising, wouldn't we have heard something about how Nix would be retiring?
     
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    There is a story in there somewhere. Whether or not we get to read it or hear it.... remains to be seen.
     
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    Lol! Classic...
     
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  15. WonderSlug

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    Looks like there's nothing sinister, just that he simply decided to retire, being 70 years old. He allowed himself one last draft with the Bolts before going.
     
  16. WonderSlug

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    I doubt it. AJ and Buddy are tighter than Cheney and Scalia.
     
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    Just wish he had retired at the END of the season instead of the start of one. I consider the draft the unofficial begining of the season. Maybe Buddy did not?

    Stan :rivers17:
     
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    There really wouldn't be much point in him retiring in February. If he had retired a couple of months ago, we wouldn't have benefitted from his expertise this draft.

    Now, with a full year until the next draft, that gives the new guys much more time to get acquainted to the Chargers FO and AJ's style.
     
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    Retiring at the end of the season means that he would spend months scouting the college guys, and then he doesn't get to be apart of the draft. This is the logical point for him to retire, before the scouting process begins again.
     
  20. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    if the Chargers win the superbowl this upcoming season I hope he gets a ring :tup:
     
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    The exact opposite. The draft is the Super Bowl of the front office.

    I did find the lack of retirement kudos odd.

    Yea, yea, I know Buddy and AJ are tighter than a nun and her candle. It's still wierd.
     
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    The draft is the end of the season for a scout, after the draft they start working on the 09 draft, so this would be the best time to call it quits.

    And obviously this isn't as sudden to the front office as it is to the UT, because they were well prepared and had everyone promoted and had Mueller signed almost immediately.

    And for a guy that's already 70 I doubt it was some kind of power struggle especially when AJ and Buddy were good friends, AJ actually liked Buddy and worked with him for 15 years, AJ never really liked Marty there's a big difference.

    Why can't a guy just retire?


    I wish him the best, sucks to see him go but we had to know it had to happen sometime.
     
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    John Spanos, 28, is the Chargers’ new director of college scouting after serving as the assistant director for the past two years. He is in his 11th season with the Chargers. Spanos will coordinate the team’s scouting efforts in preparation for the college draft. .
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    nepotism???????:icon_shrug::icon_huh:
     
  24. KimPossible

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    lol
     
  25. SanDiegoRon

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    man, sure wish I could hear Buddies stories of all the campuses he slept in over his career...:icon_eek:

    did that come out right... ah, hope he writes his memoires.. :lol:
     
  26. ghost_

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    can any one please tell me how good Randy Mueller is???

    from what i have found
    i dont see how he can replace buddy.
    seems to me like he couldnt cut it in MIAM,SEA,or NO:no:
    looks like we lost a LAMBO and agined a Pinto.:tdown::tdown:




    isnt he the same guy that past on Brady Quinn and instead got Ted Tinn?????
     

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