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Gailey to Bills

Posted on: January 19, 2010 11:27 am
The Buffalo Bills are hiring Chan Gailey as their next head coach, league sources confirmed today, and it's easy to see why: The club hasn't done anything offensively the past seven years. In fact, Buffalo never ranked higher than 22nd in any of those seasons and was 27th or worse in six of them.

So offense is a priority, and Gailey will be in charge of repairing it. Only, you have to wonder what sold the Bills on him. He was fired prior to last season by Kansas City coach Todd Haley because Haley wanted to call the plays. Fair enough. But he gets fired as a coordinator so that he can be hired as a head coach? That's what you call an unusual way of getting to the top.

I don't know if it's a good hire or not; only time will tell. What I do know is that Buffalo has to produce an offense that puts people in the seats, and that will be Gailey's task. First, though, he must find a quarterback, and, no, it doesn't look as if Trent Edwards is the answer. I wouldn't say Ryan Fitzpatrick is, either, which means Buffalo is in the market to draft another quarterback -- and, Mark Sanchez aside, it is difficult to win your first year with a rookie at that position.
Category: NFL

Since: Jan 22, 2010
Posted on: January 22, 2010 11:10 am

Gailey to Bills

I think u have to give this guy a chance has a lot off exp offensively n as a coach i think that it was a big loss for the chiefs they stunk up the place i think haley dont know shit.

Since: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2010 10:19 am

Gailey to Bills

with all the decent coaches available. this hiring was about money. they went cheap. cower, billick, gruden would cost more. i feel bad for bills fans. gainey was horrible with the cowboys. I think your post is misleading and inaccurate. The bills pursued the top tier coaches and demonstrated a willingness to pay them, but none of them wanted to coach in Buffalo, because it's a small market team, without established stars or leadership. The hiring was about their focus on offense. None of the top tier coaches wanted to come to Buffalo regardless of whether or not they were paid market value.

That being said you should still feel bad for bills fans, because they got our hopes up that we would get an established winning coach and instead we got an out of work offensive coordinator.

Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2010 9:14 am

Gailey to Bills

franco - if your going to come onto a site yelling about other 'retards' not knowing about football at least get your facts straight, gailey went 10-6 and 8-8  with dallas you idiot.  they backed into the playoffs his last year there due to other teams losing and were dismantled by the vikings. also, he left (got fired) from 'afc' ball to go coach georgia tech for 6 years where he led them to mediocre .500+ seasons & was fired for his inability to beat georgia. shula failed in miami? are you serious?  'that bum coaching stanford?' you mean the guy who took the program from the laughing stock of division 1 & turned it into a pac 10 winner in 3 years?  i would let it go but to call other people retards when your the one clearly wearing the helmet & riding the short bus is too humerous.

Since: Jan 10, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2010 9:13 am

Gailey to Bills

And who is going to be the QB to lead Gailey to the land of milk and honey? Speaking of retards, the Bills already have two of them playing at QB. Gailey is not the savior you think he is. But I guess hope burns eternal for all fans of the Bills.

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2010 7:41 am

Gailey to Bills-Is it the Bills or is it Buffalo

My thought on this:

First, the last two promising coordinators that
Buffalo hired (Mike Mularkey and Greg Williams) did not last long or do well there.  Neither guy has had a second chance at being a head coach yet (Williams will get his 2nd chance soon).  Thus, I understand why Frazier and Schottenheimer probably are not interested.

Renowned former head coaches like Shanahan, Cowher, Dungy, and Gruden probably don't want to live in
Buffalo (one can decide where they live if they are really good and coveted).

Re-threads and mediocre guys like Gailey and Wade Phillips jump at the opportunity for any HC job even if it is in
Buffalo.  (yes, Wade is mediocre even though Jerry Jones will not fire him -- Dallas will not win a SB while Wade is their HC). 

I tried to think of the marquee free agents that have gone to
Buffalo since 2000.  I am drawing a blank.  T. Owens jumped at the opportunity, but I can't remember anyone else in the NFL offering him a job.  Didn’t Buffalo hire Levy as GM when he was close to 80 y/o?  Was there no on else willing to move to Buffalo at that time?

I wonder if
Buffalo approached Mora, Jr.  I think he may be at the desperation stage now (although money is no issue with him since Seattle will be paying him for a few years).  He would have made more sense than Gailey.

Buffalo should move to Toronto.  The great coaches, coordinators and free agents can probably get excited about living in Toronto.  Maybe not, Chris Bosh can not wait to move.Wink

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2010 1:13 am

Gailey to Bills

billick did not turn the job down. but even if the others did then you go get a top assistant or a college coah. you dont settle for a guy who was a total disaster. as an eagles fan i miss the gainey blowout days. gainey was also fired from TWO college head coach jobs since dallas. a horrible choice. i guess buffalo want another three yrs as a top 5 draft pick.

Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Gailey to Bills

Gruden was never asked to interview.  Where do you people get this crap?

Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2010 8:56 pm

Gailey to Bills


The Bills wanted Shanahan and Cowher.  They never wanted Billick.  Shanahan was obviously using them as leverage, and Cowher is still (at this moment) retired.  The only person other than those two to turn down an interview was Schottenheimer who is still employed by the Jets and that is either because he thinks he'll be head coach in NY within a couple of seasons, isn't ready to be a HC, or because his father wanted the Buffalo job (which was reported today but may not be true).

In either case, the "nobody wanted the job" comment is ESPN BS.  Nothing more.

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2010 5:58 pm

Gailey to Bills

Am I doing something wrong or is there no way to quote the comment you are responding to on this board?
When typing your post, copy and paste the quote, highlight it, and hit the little quotation symbol at the top center of the text box.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2010 4:52 pm

Gailey to Bills

Cowher is waiting for the job in Carolina to open up, and John Gruden is a terrible coach. He inherited 2 great teams (Raiders, and Buccaneers) and tore them appart
agree that i think Cowher is waiting for Carolina job to open up, disagree on Jon Gruden being a terrible coach. First off the Raiders weren't that good when he took them and 2nd he didn't tear them apart. Bruce Allen was the gm in both Oakland and Tampa and really i think both teams were good at the time, here is why they are both bad, the Raiders short and simple got old at the same time and had horrible coaching in Callahan, then Al Davis drafted bust after bust, Gallery was drafted to be a tackle, he is now a guard, Russell hasn't played well at all and what is up with McFadden?? the Bucs were a good team in 2008-2009 season then lost the last games and finished i think 8 and 8 or 9 and 7, then Gruden got fired and Morris replaced him and they lost a lot of good players, like Derrick Brooks.

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