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Chan Gailey and his vanilla play-calling cost the Bills against the Colts.
It's time to go, Chan.
I've already proposed a "Can Chan" t-shirt that features Gailey in a trashcan à la Oscar the Grouch. Hopefully you'll be seeing them soon.
Gailey has one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL in C.J. Spiller. So what does Gailey do? He gives Spiller 14 total carries. You'd think with so few carries, Spiller must not have been successful. However, that wasn't the case as Spiller went over the century mark in the 14 carries.
To make matters worse, Spiller's last carry of the game came with 13:33 left in the fourth quarter.
In the first half, the Bills had the chance to attempt a 52-yard field goal. Instead, Chan Gailey brought out the punt team. The game was held in a dome, and Gailey didn't trust Rian Lindell to even attempt the field goal. If this is the case, the Bills should be actively searching for a new kicker.
Heading into today's game, the Colts talked about how great the Bills were with screen-passes. Clearly, they prepared for the different screens, and it showed when Buffalo called them. The only successful screen came on a wide-receiver screen to T.J. Graham. Instead of changing things up, Gailey kept going to the well and the screens didn't work.
I joked on Twitter during the game that the Bills use the Tecmo Bowl playbook: four pass plays and four run plays.
Gailey has been labelled an offensive genius by many, but to anyone who watches Buffalo, it's apparent that the game has passed him.
Postgame, Howard Simon of WGR550, radio home of the Buffalo Bills, stated:
It's time for the Bills to be realistic and once again start the search for the next Marv Levy.