A highly regarded evaluator, Gaine interviewed for the open general manager position a few weeks ago, made vacant by the firing of Doug Whaley, but was passed up for Beane. The new general manager said that the decision to hire Gaine was a "shot in the dark."
"It's generally a pretty lateral move, but Brian was excited about building this and starting this," Beane told the team's website. "I think partnering with me and Joe was attractive. I know Brian and who he is to the core and trust that he's going to be a big time asset."
The speed with which the Bills have moved on the front office chaos that marred the Pegula-Whaley-Ryan era is striking. The additions of Beane, Gaine and assistant GM Joe Schoen suggest that, under the leadership of Sean McDermott, Buffalo finally has a plan to build not only better working relationships, but a path back to the postseason.