Black Monday came and went and to no one’s surprise and everyone’s glee, Chan Gailey was finally fired as head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Then yesterday, Old Man Wilson--who'll never be back in Buffalo--handed the whole shootin' match over to Russ Brandon to run the team as he sees fit. And that included gassing Gailey. He was an ancient fossil stuck in the 1970’s who stubbornly refused to accept the stark reality that his idea of an NFL offense went out of fashion forty years ago. He compiled a craptacular 16 and 32 record in three years as head coach as the Bills finished a dismal fourth in the AFC east each year.
Since Marv Levy gave up the job in 1997, the Bills have gone through six head coaches. And only Wade Phillips managed to get them into the post season—two losses by the way. Since the glory days of the early nineties, the Bills have been a team that seems to always find ways to lose, rather than finding ways to win. Thanks to all that Canadian money, they can bring in all the high priced talent they want, but it doesn’t hide the fact that every head coach since Levy has been a colossal bust.
Buddy Nix spent some of that dough revamping the defense to no avail. For some reason, high profile coaches don’t want to come to the Queen City. Well, it’s time to use some of that Rogers dough where it ultimately counts and get a coach with championship success, instead of sloppy seconds no one else wants. Perhaps then the Bills will once again find ways to actually win.