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Buffalo Bills: Chan Gailey? Is This The Best They Could Do?

Paul SalmanSenior Analyst IJanuary 19, 2010



So here is my thought on the Bills hiring of Chan Gailey.
Firstof all, we give a hard time to Lane Kiffin who has "proven nothing" and keeps getting jobs. What about when a guy has been totally mediocre at every level he has coached (College, NFL OC, NFL Coach etc..) but he keeps getting jobs? Why don't we give HIM a hard time? At least Kiffin has the POTENTIAL factor given that he is young. Gailey is 58 and we know his resume. Why does he keep getting hired?

For one thing it's not the coaches fault. It's the team that hires the coach. They should be at fault for these hires. The coaches are just doing their jobs of seeking the next opening.

I really don't understand what Gailey could have done in the interview that sold the Bills. At least a guy in Kiffin's position can smooth talk you and sell you on what he can do. Gailey can say whatever he wants but he has a 20 year laundry list of mediocrity and teams succeeding right after he leaves (that includes Dallas, Georgia Tech and even the Chiefs were better this year than when he was offensive coordinator).
This is not something players and/or fans can get excited about given his past. There is not feeling of wow this guy has the potential to be awesome.

There was no rush on hiring Gailey as there were no other teams interested. What the Bills should have done was waited out for Leslie Frazier, and maybe if they really wanted Gailey, he could have been hired as the Offensive Coordinator.
He may succeed and may hire a good staff (which is key) but right now this is hard as a fan.

1999 was the last season this team made the playoffs. I am exhausted by this team. I believe they need to move ASAP and start over with new city and new ownership.

Where do I hand in my resignation as a Bills fan?



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