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OzzO
01-18-2010, 07:17 PM
Jay Glazer (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Glazer-Buffalo-Bills-Chan-Gailey-frontrunner-coach-011810) tidbit...

The Buffalo Bills head coaching search has taken quite the unexpected and surprising turn.

The Buffalo Bills secretly interviewed long-time coach Chan Gailey last week and a source close to Gailey said the coach is slated to meet with owner Ralph Wilson and GM Buddy Nix sometime again Monday, FOXSports.com has learned. As long as talks donít break down, Gailey is expected to be hired as the Bills head coach within the next 24-48 hours. ....

Vinny
01-18-2010, 07:26 PM
poor Bills fans teased with Cowher and then Gailey ends up coaching their team. After Dick Jauron you wouldn't think things could get worse.

WWJD
01-18-2010, 07:48 PM
Hmmm..interesting choice. Weird actually.

Chan has something going for him. He stays employed for some reason. Didn't he have some health issues at Georgia Tech though (isn't that where he was?)..a bad heart scare or something?

False Start
01-19-2010, 09:42 AM
Wow is all I can say.......... :lol:

b0ng
01-19-2010, 09:42 AM
That is a very terrible hire. What does Gailey do for you as a HC? The pistol?

HoustonFrog
01-19-2010, 09:47 AM
He actually has been successful wherever he has been but it is the type of success that gets you so far and then nothing

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4838361

The Bills are said to be impressed with how Gailey has brought teams to the playoffs with quarterbacks such as Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart and Jay Fiedler. In fact, Bill Cowher -- whom the Bills had been courting to replace the fired Dick Jauron -- highly recommended Gailey to the Bills.

Cowher planned to make Gailey his assistant head coach/offensive coordinator if he came back. Gailey has coached in four Super Bowls and has had his teams go to the playoffs in 11 of his 15 NFL seasons.

Gailey was coach of the Cowboys in 1998-99, following Barry Switzer, reaching the playoffs in both seasons but failing to win a playoff game. He coached Georgia Tech from 2002 through 2007 and led the Yellow Jackets to a bowl game in all six seasons at the helm

HOU-TEX
01-19-2010, 09:48 AM
And yet, he's going to another team with no QB worth a crud on the roster. Has he ever coached a team with a decent QB? LOL

kastofsna
01-19-2010, 10:27 AM
he's a pretty decent coach, but obviously you couldn't get more "..." than this hire if you're a Bills fan.

b0ng
01-19-2010, 10:29 AM
And yet, he's going to another team with no QB worth a crud on the roster. Has he ever coached a team with a decent QB? LOL

What are you talking about, Bills are drafting Tebow in the first now.

HOU-TEX
01-19-2010, 10:38 AM
What are you talking about, Bills are drafting Tebow in the first now.

Ha..that'd be par for the course for the Bills. Tebow's technique is almost as bad as Leftwich's. The dude might be a great athlete, but I can't see him being worth a crud as an NFL QB.

But hey, more power to the Bills.....get'em

b0ng
01-19-2010, 12:10 PM
Ha..that'd be par for the course for the Bills. Tebow's technique is almost as bad as Leftwich's. The dude might be a great athlete, but I can't see him being worth a crud as an NFL QB.

But hey, more power to the Bills.....get'em

Watch Jacksonville and Buffalo get into some kind of war during the draft to try and trade up to get Tebow.

HOU-TEX
01-19-2010, 01:22 PM
Watch Jacksonville and Buffalo get into some kind of war during the draft to try and trade up to get Tebow.

Let them knock themselves out.

I've just now began reading mock drafts and a large majority of the ones I've read have the Jags picking Tebow. Maybe I'm waay off base here, but does selling tickets take precedence over winning? I just can't see him being worthy of a 1st round pick at QB. Eh, I reckon I've been wrong before....

b0ng
01-19-2010, 01:25 PM
Let them knock themselves out.

I've just now began reading mock drafts and a large majority of the ones I've read have the Jags picking Tebow. Maybe I'm waay off base here, but does selling tickets take precedence over winning? I just can't see him being worthy of a 1st round pick at QB. Eh, I reckon I've been wrong before....

Have you seen how many blackouts they have had just this past season? That is a desperate owner who wants to get butts in seats.

WWJD
01-19-2010, 01:33 PM
Have you seen how many blackouts they have had just this past season? That is a desperate owner who wants to get butts in seats.

Exactly..it would most definitely be to sell tickets.

And would be very successful too I think. Tebow would sell tickets there. Definitely.

HOU-TEX
01-19-2010, 01:33 PM
Have you seen how many blackouts they have had just this past season? That is a desperate owner who wants to get butts in seats.

Yep, that is true. I just wouldn't be able to comprehend my team drafting for ticket sales.

Anywho, ain't no skin off my back. They can draft a long snapper and a place holder in the first two rounds for all I care.

Brando
01-19-2010, 01:37 PM
I remember that Gailey,when at GT, recomended Hollings to Casserly. :gun:

WWJD
01-19-2010, 01:39 PM
Yep, that is true. I just wouldn't be able to comprehend my team drafting for ticket sales.

Anywho, ain't no skin off my back. They can draft a long snapper and a place holder in the first two rounds for all I care.

They're in dire straits there though. It would be desperation but they can justify it. It's not like Garrard is a Pro Bowler or anything. He's competent..they can sell it by just saying Tebow is the "heir apparent" when the reality is probably much closer to they just need to sell tickets.

Those Gator fans would buy! Buy! Buy!

ChampionTexan
01-19-2010, 01:39 PM
Have you seen how many blackouts they have had just this past season? That is a desperate owner who wants to get butts in seats.

I'll be the first to admit that if I were a Bills fan, this wouldn't move the excitement/optimism needle one iota.

I'll also be the first to admit that I would have said the exact same thing about Mike Smith in Atlanta, John Fox in Carolina, and Bill Belichick in New England.

Needless to say, to varying degrees, I would have been wrong about all three of those guys.

From everything I'm hearing, perhaps the biggest thing this franchise can do to turn itself around is to either get new ownership which will let the football side do it's job, or get the current owners nose out of that side of the business, and stop doing things like firing your Offensive Coordinator during the last week of the pre-season.

WWJD
01-19-2010, 01:41 PM
Jay Glazer is usually very accurate with his news.

I bet this happens.

toronto
01-19-2010, 01:49 PM
There are a few reasons why the Bills made this piss-poor choice.

Russ Grimm, Leslie Frazier and any assistant coach on the rise wanted nothing to do with a terrible owner that meddles and hires idiots for GMs. Buddy Nix, a young, spry 70, runs the show there now.

This is a far cry from the organization that in the early 90s had Bill Polian as the GM and AJ Smith as his assistant. They are beyond dysfunctional now, and Cowher, Shanahan and any other logical choice saw that mess and went running from the hills. Nothing will change there until Ralph Wilson dies, and if I'm a Bills fan (thank god I hate them) today is the ultimate depression - a "C" level choice who took the job because NO ONE else wanted it.

b0ng
01-19-2010, 01:57 PM
I'll be the first to admit that if I were a Bills fan, this wouldn't move the excitement/optimism needle one iota.

I'll also be the first to admit that I would have said the exact same thing about Mike Smith in Atlanta, John Fox in Carolina, and Bill Belichick in New England.

Needless to say, to varying degrees, I would have been wrong about all three of those guys.

From everything I'm hearing, perhaps the biggest thing this franchise can do to turn itself around is to either get new ownership which will let the football side do it's job, or get the current owners nose out of that side of the business, and stop doing things like firing your Offensive Coordinator during the last week of the pre-season.

Smith was a rookie HC who coordinated a pretty stout Jags D. Belicheck had a stint in Cleveland, but he did have some things to point to (Post season trip, 11-5 record a few times). Fox was a coordinator in NYG before he got hired to HC the Panthers right?

Chan Gailey has failed numerous times in college and in the pro's. I can't say he failed, but he is definitely on the cutting edge of "who cares". To go from Dick Jauron to Chan Gailey would really kill me though.

b0ng
01-19-2010, 04:44 PM
UPDATE:

Source (http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/9487/marty-schottenheimer-wanted-bills-gig)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Contrary to the diplomatic comments he made on his radio show, Marty Schottenheimer actually did want the Buffalo Bills head-coaching job.

Badly.

Bills owner Ralph Wilson, however, wasn't interested, sources close to Schottenheimer informed me Tuesday after the club introduced Chan Gailey as their man.

So they hired Gailey over Martyball. Wait what?

Brando
01-19-2010, 08:51 PM
UPDATE:

Source (http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/9487/marty-schottenheimer-wanted-bills-gig)



So they hired Gailey over Martyball. Wait what?

If I was a Bills fan I would have been excited for Marty to be the next coach.

b0ng
01-19-2010, 08:59 PM
The best list of coordinators I have ever seen.

Gailey might look to some past connections -- as well as those of GM Buddy Nix -- for help in determining who will make up his coaching staff. Certain names that jump right out as speculative possibilities include Chargers OC Clarence Shelmon, University of Florida DC George Edwards and University of Houston DL coach Jim Jeffcoat, who played out the final seasons of his career in Buffalo.

Lets get some mediocrity and pair it with some WTF, this will be great boys.

Hagar
01-19-2010, 09:22 PM
UPDATE:

Source (http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/9487/marty-schottenheimer-wanted-bills-gig)



So they hired Gailey over Martyball. Wait what?Marty Schottenheimer is a damn fine coach. I know he doesn't have a good record in the playoffs, but he was always there.

ArlingtonTexan
01-19-2010, 09:57 PM
The bills have quietly become the Radiers east. What's worst for them is that they have not bottomed out, so they have spent the 8 or so years between 7-9 and 9-7 so they don't max either getting in to the playoffs or getting high draft picks. Anyway issues

1) an old meddling ex-AFL owner
2) character/injury risk FA signings/draft picks
3) Athletic high potential guys high in the draft.
4) QB situation where the annointed one is worse that the 2nd maybe even 3rd team guy,
5) Hiring questionable administration that looks largely like the last group the team hired..seriously are Nix/Gailey and different that Levy/Girrand..i.e. old GM/mediocore coach
6) Many of the better choices look at the situation and go thanks , but no thanks.

Of course, there is a punchers chance that Gailey gets it ( he has not totally sucked anywhere, but done nothing special either),but when you had to chance to pretty much hire anyone one in the league (low number of coaching openings in 2010) why the bleep go for the most average guy you can find?

Joe Texan
01-19-2010, 10:37 PM
Have you seen how many blackouts they have had just this past season? That is a desperate owner who wants to get butts in seats.

One way to get butts in the seats for at least a year for the owner of the Jags.............................................. ............Move to LA

houstonspartan
01-20-2010, 12:52 AM
They had a chance to hire Marty Shottenheimer and went with Chan Gailey? If that's the case, they deserve what they get.

This reminds me of the Lions. Bill Parcells stated publicy that he wanted that job, and they hired...Marty Morhenweig (aka Who?).

This is just sad. I know I'm hard on Kubiak, but I really feel bad for Bills fans.

Texan_Bill
01-20-2010, 10:47 AM
And yet, he's going to another team with no QB worth a crud on the roster. Has he ever coached a team with a decent QB? LOL

Aikman? He was 18-14 as the Cowgurls head coach, going to the playoffs both seasons he was there.

HOU-TEX
01-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Aikman? He was 18-14 as the Cowgurls head coach, going to the playoffs both seasons he was there.

Yeah, yeah. There was also Tomczak, Kordell Stewart and Jay Fiedler. His recent gig at KC he worked with Thigpen as the OC.