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"My enthusiasm is unbounded. It's not just to get back into the mainstream of the football world, but to do it with the Buffalo Bills, for whom I have such a longtime affection." Marv Levy
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"We were going to draft Lorenzo White in 1988. Somebody else took him so we had to draft some guy named Thurman Thomas instead." Marv Levy
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"Record alone doesn't tell it. Records mean something certainly in the evaluation process, but I looked far beyond just the won-lost record, for other reasons." Marv Levy
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"When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning." Marv Levy
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"I was surprised, yeah. I don't know their cap situation and all those considerations, but he made a tremendous contribution to them at a very definable position. You either make (the kick) or you don't. It's not like analyzing a tackle, where you say he didn't move his feet quickly, or slide properly. A kicker is easy to measure and he made all the important kicks, plus the clutch ones as well." Marv Levy
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"He's young, he's been to training camp, and he's comfortable with it. He's not the nervous rookie quarterback who is trying to adapt and learn while you're waiting for him to develop. He's very much ready to emerge in my opinion. I like his ability to throw the ball." Marv Levy
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"He was an extroverted, assertive person, but he was a very unselfish player. He was smart enough to know when he needed to be relieved. He wasn't worried about his stats, so we'd put in Kenny Davis or Darick Holmes." Marv Levy
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"We feel good about our quarterback situation. But I don't want to say what we are or aren't going to do. If affects to a degree what your posture will be when it comes to potential trades. We're not looking to wheel and deal on the trade market, but we're sure not going to close it off." Marv Levy
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"I think all teams are involved, to a degree, in making some painful decisions." Marv Levy
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"It takes more that just a great coach or a great quarterback or a great anything. It takes the whole package. They still are a distance away from that." Marv Levy
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"I believe that every source possible is important but I still think the backbone of the league is the draft. I'd give the largest percentage to the draft, but it isn't a percentage large enough to win the election. You need more than that." Marv Levy
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"I had bigger things to worry about; I had to figure out a way to stop [former Dolphins quarterback Dan] Marino." Marv Levy
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"Salary cap issues certainly fit into that. There's some difficult decisions that have to be made and we would like to address them early if we can. ... It's never fun to release a player." Marv Levy
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"Ability without character will lose. The Bills are going to be a team of high character. That stamp I will push very hard. I hope we can convey that to our fans and project something very special to the rest of the nation." Marv Levy
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"Mr. Wilson told me this job would be exciting, but we didn't expect this. This is like getting an all-out blitz on the first play of the game and now we have to adjust to it. But I wish Mike would have stayed. I looked forward to working with him." Marv Levy
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"We had hoped to keep Eric. There was an unwillingness on his part to re-negotiate his contract, and we really had no alternative but to make this trade." Marv Levy
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"This isn't a return to the good old days. It's new role which I savor." Marv Levy
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"The past is history, the future is a mystery, today is a gift. I'm an 80-year-old rookie. I will rely heavily on people in the organization." Marv Levy
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"You need good personnel. Mike's good years came before he lost a lot of good players. His two starting guards. Before Brett Favre went into a year where maybe he wasn't quite what he had been before. So records mean something, certainly, in the evaluation process, but I look far beyond the won-loss record. There are other reasons." Marv Levy
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"I want to find out if he is truly, intrinsically motivated. I'm reflecting the sentiment of the whole staff when I say that." Marv Levy
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"This is no putdown of Mike, for whom I have high regard. He did have better personnel with which to work." Marv Levy
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