In his first year at the helm of the Buffalo Bills, Chan Gailey led the Buffalo Bills to a 4-12 record. The team started off the year 0-5, which saw the Bills lose to New England by eight points and to Miami by five points. During that time period, Gailey decided to release Trent Edwards and turn the offense over to Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Bills then entered their bye week and the team regrouped. They came out of the bye and lost the next three games, all of them by a field goal. Included in that stretch were two overtime losses to teams that wound up being in the playoffs; Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Bills then finished the second half with a 4-4 record, as they beat Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Miami. The Bills dropped another overtime game by three points to another playoff team, Super Bowl finalist Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Bills made progress during the year and could have finished higher than 4-12 with a few good bounces of the ball. So, here we are on the verge of the 2011 season starting. How will the Bills do? We look at five reasons why they will improve under Chan Gailey and five reasons why they won't.