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Thread: RIP, John Butler, San Diego GM.

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    Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO -- John Butler, the San Diego Chargers' general manager and an architect of Buffalo's Super Bowl teams of the 1990s, died Friday from lung cancer, the Chargers said. He was 56.

    Butler, diagnosed with the disease in July, was the Bills' general manager for eight seasons before taking that job in San Diego in 2001.

    He was in Buffalo's front office for all of its record four straight trips to the NFL championship game from 1991-94. The Bills lost all of those Super Bowls.

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    I am really sorry to hear this. Butler was an amazing GM. One of the very best of my time.

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    That's awful.

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    Smoking...gets you every time.

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    that is sad, so young....a great GM

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    This is pretty sad. He was a great guy. Very honest, family type. This really bums me out, I thought he was doing well battling the cancer.

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    I'm sorry to hear this. From everything I've ever heard he was a good man.

    It's just another reminder of how short life is.
    Enjoy every moment you can.

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    He was a gentleman and a true football draft expert...he knew how to draft good players. From all accounts, he was respected by all... A Sad day in the NFL.


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    He was a great man a legacy to this league. Many have learned from him.

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    not just a great gm, im sure he was also a great person

    sad to see him go

    and it bothers me that some people wont learn from this

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    This is very sad, sometimes things like this makes you take a step back and look at things. He was a very good NFL personnel guy and too damn young to pass.

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