Ralph Wilson: Make a Statement Now, Who is the Next Buffalo Bills Coach?

Robert Quinn@@RQuinn619Correspondent IJanuary 12, 2010

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 04: Thurman Thomas (L) and Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson pose with Thomas' bust during the Class of 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony August 4, 2007 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Since the firing of Dick Jauron, there have been countless rumors of who will take hold of the Buffalo Bills franchise, and quite frankly I am getting sick of it.

When the Redskins fired Jim Zorn, Mike Shanahan was on a plane to Washington, D.C., within hours. When the Seahawks canned Jim Mora after his first season, Pete Carroll left USC in a flash.

A month ago, every Bills fan thought Mike Shanahan was a given to be the next coach of Buffalo. However, that did not happen.

What are Ralph Wilson Jr. and Buddy Nix doing wrong, that these other teams that are even worse off than the Buffalo Bills, doing right?

Russ Brandon met with Mike Shanahan for seven hours, and apparently offered $50 million along with a stake in the teams ownership, yet still was denied.

Bill Cowher apparently had a "stealth" meeting with the Bills and turned them down. Reports surfaced of an interview with yet another Super Bowl winning coach in Brian Billick, and nothing came from that either.

Now, the Bills have interviewed Leslie Frazier, the Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator, and are currently asking permission to interview the Jets offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer.

The big name coaches are falling off the board, and Buffalo needs to move. Now.

As a lifelong Bills fan, I am sick and tired of the false hope the organization puts into the hearts of the diehard fans, who eat, sleep, and breathe this franchise, through thick and thin.

We stuck with them through Rob Johnson. When Drew Bledsoe came to town, Buffalonians celebrated as if the savior had come. When they refused to pay the elite stars like Pat Williams, Antoine Winfield, Nate Clements, or Takeo Spikes to stay with the team, we still "Billieved."

Well time is running short. Ralph Wilson Jr. has said that money is not an issue. So why haven't we signed a top-tier coach with experience and an exceptional football IQ?

The brass at One Bills Drive needs to show the NFL that they want to compete, and that they are willing to spend the money needed to bring in a top-notch staff, before we become even more of a joke.

Ralph says he wants a Super Bowl. So do we. Now. MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!