Give Mike Shanahan Anything He Wants If It Means He Will Come To Buffalo

Matt SchaeferCorrespondent INovember 18, 2009

DENVER - DECEMBER 21:  Head coach Mike Shanahan of the Denver Broncos leads his team against the Buffalo Bills at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 21, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Bills defeated the Broncos 30-23.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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When NFL Superstar Terrell Owens came to Buffalo after he signed a deal in the off-season with the Bills, he was greeted with cheers and given the key to the city.

If Mike Shanahan somehow comes to coach in Buffalo, give him the whole damn city.

It was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Buffalo Bills have contacted the Super Bowl winning coach.  Buffalo was believed to be setting up a meeting with Shanahan, to take place some time in the next week.

Enough is enough with the Bills just going out on Sundays and losing horribly.  I can say honestly, that they are turning into the joke of the NFL.  Think about it, what comes to mind when you think of Buffalo? 

Snow, chicken wings and the Bills losing.

It is time for things to change in Buffalo.  Enough of the losing mentality that has surrounded the team over the past decade. 

How could a team that was so great fall so low, so quickly?

Lack of stability is one problem. Lack of talent is another. 

The Bills haven't had a legitimate quarterback option since Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season and many of their top players went to different teams.  Terrible draft classes over the years certainly haven't helped either.

One of the main problems is the fact that owner Ralph Wilson hasn't been a big spender in players or coaches in recent years, but now he might give anything just to win again.

And Mike Shanahan is that hope, the hope to return them to their winning ways in Buffalo.

Speaking to WGR550 AM , former quarterback Jim Kelly had this to say about the Bills ageless owner and the chance that he would bring in a big name coach;  "Do I think Mr. Wilson will do that this coming year? To be honest with you, I really do. He’s tired of losing, he’s tired of putting money into coaches that have not panned out in the past, he’s going on 92 years old—I really think if he doesn’t do it this year, he may never see this again. For him, he wants to go out and build something before he goes and I hope he lives to 110 years old but the thing is I feel he has gotten to the point where he is saying right now I’ve got to do whatever it takes. I want to get that winning feeling not only back for the city for the Buffalo and for the fans but for himself too.”

I personally don't care what it takes for the Bills to seal the deal with Shanahan, they need someone with his expertise to come in and turn this team around.  Give him a blank check signed by Mr. Wilson that he can fill out himself and give him the control of the entire team.

As a Bills fan, all I am looking for is hope.  I have sat through countless Sunday games watching a mediocre team finding ways to lose games. 

An outsider wouldn't understand how much Buffalo fans just want the team to become relevant again.  It is one of the best fan bases in the NFL that hasn't been treated to a winning team.  With tough times hitting the city, all anyone is looking for is a winning football team here to take their thoughts off of everyday problems. 

It is more than just a team here, it is a way of life.

In all honesty, I personally don't see Shanahan or any other big name coach for that matter coming to Buffalo.  The organization has so many holes in it that a coach like Shanahan won't even want to waste his time here when he can go to a much better team.

Just that little hope though is all anyone is looking for.  As Bills fans, we just want to be able to rally around something we haven't seen in quite sometime.

A winning football team.