By Derek Lofland.
The NFL is a "What have you done for me lately?" type of league, which means that the teams that did not meet expectations are now looking for front office and coaching changes to fix their dilemmas.
These changes seem to happen daily when the season ends. Here is a recap of 12 franchises listed in alphabetical order that have had some major changes that you should keep an eye on heading into the offseason.
1) Buffalo Bills – They hired a new head coach in Chan Gailey. ESPN analyst and former New England Patriot LB, Tedy Bruschi said that he does not think the hiring of Gailey is worrying anyone in the AFC East. I would have to agree. In Dallas, he was only 18-14 and 0-2 in the playoffs. In six years with Georgia Tech, he was just 44-33. He was picked up by the Chiefs to be their offensive coordinator only to be fired two weeks before the 2009 season. The Bills figured that he was the best man for the job, even though he was one of these candidates that came out of nowhere.
It just does not leave me very optimistic. GM Buddy Nix said they wanted an offensive coordinator with NFL head coaching experience to come in and turn around this offense. That makes some sense to me considering their struggles on offense in recent years, but you cannot tell me that Gailey was the most qualified person for the job. This seems like a hire out of motivation to keep coaching salaries low in the event of a 2011 lockout more than it does about bringing a winning team to Buffalo in 2010. Gailey has been above average wherever he has gone, but in an AFC East with Bill Belichick running the Patriots and Rex Ryan running the Jets; above average is going to be third or fourth in the AFC East most years...