Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Reaction to Chan Gailey


I am not going to sit here and pretend I am an expert on Chan Gailey and his qualifications. I will say this though...I hate the hiring. I have been trying to convince myself to like it since Monday night and I am just as pissed off now as I was then. I was pissed off for days when we hired Dick Jauron and this feels like the same way. It was such a typical move by this pathetic franchise. Marty Schottenheimer "badly" wanted to come to Buffalo. Brian Billick allegedly was putting together a staff for the Bills job. We don't give either of these guys the time of day. Instead, we hire Chan F'in Gailey. Why Gailey over these other two? Well, I can think of one reason, money. It's always about money with this team and why would we think anything would ever change. Schottenheimer has had much more success as an NFL coach than Gailey, and don't give me this playoff failure garbage...Gailey has 0 wins as a playoff head coach also. Schottenheimer has a .613 winning percentage in his career, 200-126-1. Marty coached in the league for 21 years. You know how many losing seasons he has had? The same number of seasons Chan Gailey has as an NFL coach...2. Why pick Gailey over Billick? Billick has a super bowl ring and if I am not mistaken, he is an offensive minded coach. The only reason that jumps out at me, as usual, is MONEY.

How about all the success Gailey has had as a coach in the league though? He was offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos in 1989 and 1990. The team actually won the AFC championship in 1989. The Broncos defense allowed 14.1 points per game in 1989, ranked 1st in the NFL. In 1990, with a defense that ranked 23rd in the league, Denver finished 5-11.

In 1996 and 1997, Gailey was offensive coordinator of the Steelers. The team went 10-6 in '96 with a defense ranked 4th in the NFL. His best job may have been in 1997 when a Kordell Stewart led offense ranked 7th in the league and the team finished 11-5. As Dallas head coach, Gailey had defenses that ranked 3rd and 5th in the league. They made the playoffs both years, but were only 8-8 in 1999.

After being fired by Dallas, Gailey took over Miami's offense for the 2000 and 2001 seasons. His defenses ranked 3rd and 11th in his two seasons there.

Gailey had a winning record at Georgia Tech. He made a bowl game in all 6 of his years there. He also went 0-6 vs. Georgia.

Gailey finally became offensive coordinator of Kansas City for the 2008 season and then got fired shortly before the 2009 season because him and Todd Haley had "philosophical differences."

What does all this mean? Probably nothing, except that everywhere Chan Gailey has been, he has had well above average if not great defenses. Unfortunately for him, and us as Bills fans, our defense is far from great or above average or even average. Chan has his hands full with no quarterback, no offensive line, no wide receiving core, no linebacking core, probably no respectable asisstant coaches and this year, he is going to have a much smaller fan base. I am predicting a lot of empty seats at One Bills Drive this year come October. There could be a 10,000 ticket drop in season ticket sales. People needed a bresh of fresh air, a fresh start. Instead we hired a GM from inside the organization so that he could be Russ Brandon's puppet and again allowed money to determine our head coach. I am not saying I would want Marty or Billick, but I would take either of them over Gailey.

Call me pessimistic if you want, but these are my opinions and feelings and I am sure a lot of Bills fans feel the same way.


  1. 10000 season ticket drop?/ coast ur a little tool know ur damn role and shut yo damn mouth

  2. 45,000 season tickets if we are lucky.

  3. Coast, the dude is a no nonsense football coach who played in "post season football" 14 consecutive years, having his streak broken when he was o-coordinator for the hapless 2008 CHIEFS squad. He's a teacher, and he's gonna hold players accountable. You can clearly see he's not one to feel sorry for himself, like how Jauron was after devastating losses. If he can make Jay Fiedler look like and All-Pro, I'm sure he can take Vick or Tebow and make them look dope too.

    Stop being negative for the sake of being negative. Shut your fuckin mouth, buy your fuckin ticket, and sing the god damn Shout Song. No one wants to hear you whine about the sand in your vagina

  4. When did he make Fiedler look like an all-pro? He's an offensive coach whose teams made the playoffs inspite of him. He was soo great at Georgia Tech the players he recruited were better when he left. It's the worst hire the Bills could've made. They'll make a PR move like Clausen or McNabb. The only hope is Gailey doesn't fuck up the QB the 6-10 games he's the coach.

    Just because the guy is a redneck doesn't mean he's tough.

  5. Give me a break man. The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl doesn't count as "Post Season Football." He beat his biggest rival ZERO times. 7-6,7-6,7-5,7-5,9-5,7-6 in college. Am I supposed to be impressed with making Bowl games 6 times with 7 wins? He was 2-4 in those bowl games. These aren't exactly eye popping numbers.

    We hired someone on the cheap again. We should have all known it was going to happen.

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    The Bills could lose 10000 season ticket holders and Trent Edwards could be black.