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Bills expected to introduce Chain Gailey as new coach - NFL - SI.com
Fine w/ me.
"Chan Gailey" is how you say "Champ Bailey" if you hold your tongue when you say it.
This is not managing to instill fear here and doesn't seem to have Bills fans too excited, either.
Chan Gailey - Buffalo Bills Forums
The Bills turned Charlie down twice. They just hired the guy Pioli and Haley fired last September and replaced as OC with Charlie...LOL
Dick Jauron II, only he's an offensive minded HC with no QB. This should be interesting. Somebody always gets the job nobody wants...
As expected, the Bills will now struggle to compete in this division. Man some people really don't like MoLewisrocks every thread every tag is almost about you lol.
Remember when Chan was "Da Guy" ... now he is desperate guy get's another chance. Seriously ... lots of college and high school coaches would love to have that job.
If there's one good thing in all of this, it's that the Bills will get a chance to draft quality talent with all of the high first round draft picks they're going to acquire with Gailey as the head coach. The bad thing about that is that, well, Chan Gailey is going to be drafting them.
Haven't they been doing that?
Looks like the Bills are locked in four place for the next three years with Nix and Gailey running the team.
AND I FRAKKING LOVE IT!
Could not happen to a nicer team.
New year, new coach, same mediocrity...
Seriously. Only the Bills would begin with shanahan and end up with Gailey. Always making a run, but can't ever quite close the deal those silly Buffaloes
I think that this hiring was the final nail in the coffin that this team, like JAX will move. No one wants to coach there. FAs don't want to go there. Fans are so numb to failure they don't care. Time for a change and a new identity. Maybe they can swap KC and put them in the AFC east and move the Bills out to CALI and put them in the AFCwest
The Bills press conference was so bizarre for those that watched it. Gailey joked about how even the Raiders get phone calls--why did he need to mention OAK? It seemed like the Gailey's tone of the conference was to show how the Bills are not that bad, and people should not be embarrassed to coach the team, and it's a better situation than most people realize. One of the most oddest new head coaching press conferences I've ever seen. I didn't sense much optimism at all.
Actually, Buffalo fans are pretty happy these days
Don't fret Bills fans, Chan Gailey's resume speaks for itself - Mike Florio - NFL - Sporting News
Maybe it's part of a strategic plan to stockpile top 10 picks for the next decade and make the Bills competitively relevant around 2030.
OK, so tell me where they are moving to. Portland? Oklahoma? Salt Lake?
Don't say LA, because I highly doubt the owners are going to give up a $1.5 billion franchise fee. Ralph can't afford to pay the difference.
According to the Canadians on the board, they are highly dubious about Toronto.
Hmm..I agree--it's pretty dire for the Bills. Candidates go there for interviews just to eat the nice food at the meeting and leave these days. The cities you mentioned are probably what most people think as possibilities. Portland would have been my best bet. San Antonio comes to mind. Not sure what's next for the Bills, the fans have absolutely nothing but 7-9 to look forward to for the next 5 years.
Well... if you're happy then we're happy.
Portland's DMA is 2.2 million
Salt Lake City's is 1.75 million
San Antonio's is 1.7 million
Las Vegas is 1.5 million
Oklahoma City's is 1.1 million
That's the entire viewing area in these places has a circumference of about 60 miles. Now, I drive between Rochester and Buffalo quite a bit, and it takes me 55 minutes to get from one town to the other (62 miles). Together, the two cities have a 2.3 million DMA, and right next to Buffalo is Ft. Erie and Canada where they draw 15% of their fans from, and in the immediate area (i.e. 10 minutes away from downtown Buffalo), you get another 500,000 people. I'm not going to bother including Hamilton, Ont. (45 minutes away) and the start of the Toronto metroplex.
The fact is, as far as the TV network package goes, and viewing eyeballs, the Buffalo-Rochester market is still bigger than most of the open cities.
Buffalo may have less Fortune 500 companies, and it surely can't compete with the oil in Oklahoma City, but that's a concern for the local owner, and not the NFL. As it stands now, the Bills are 22nd/23rd in total revenue (and that's without stadium naming rights). You have to be pretty damn certain that the city you move them to is going to support them as well as Buffalo, because the last thing you want is to move to a small city like Salt Lake or Portland, only to have the local community shrug.
I really think it's very dangerous for the NFL to agree to move Buffalo to another city.
The only reason people talk about moving them is because the purported selling price ($800 million +) is not workable for a local buyer. Jim Kelly has rounded up local people who have something like $650 million to slap down on the table, but beyond that, there's not enough revenue to finance a purchase in Buffalo.
This tells me that whoever is valuing these teams seems to think an NFL franchise is worth $800 million at base. But that's just pie-in-the-sky talk. Put it this way, Weaver down in Jacksonville would scream Halleluia and Amen if someone offered him $800 million.
LOL! I love how Florio toutes Gailey for making a Bowl game each of the six years he was with Georgia Tech. Is he serious? Silcon Valley Classic (that no longer exists), The Humanitarian Bowl (twice), Champ Sports Bowl, and the Emerald Bowl. Not exactly among the premiere bowls. Getting into a Bowl game is like making the playoffs in NHL or NBA.
Gailey is a great coordinator, but a so-so head coach. He is just another retread the Bills have brought in and is just holding the job for the next retread who takes the job in three years.
I hear you about those crappy bowls, but on the other hand, I wouldn't say it really means much, because schools like Georgia Tech and Boston College and Duke and Wake Forest are regularly passed over in the ACC for schools that they actually beat (well, not Duke, heh). So, GT could have good seasons, and some of the glitzier bowls will still select Clemson over them even if Clemson is 6-6.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to defend the Gailey hiring.
Gailey's best record with Georgia Tech was 9-5. It isn't like he led the Yellow Jackets to an undefeated season and was passed over for a good Bowl because of the conference he played in. In fact, in six years, he had a winning conference record twice.
I get your point, but he had a 44-32 record as the Yellow Jackets' head coach. Not exactly stellar. Your point is valid, but it really doesn't apply to Gailey's time at Georgia Tech.
For a second there I was worried they were gonna go out and get somebody good,
but then I remembered it was the Bills.
Oh well, 2 wins a season in our pocket is nice to have.
The Gailey hiring makes even less sense with these reports that Marty Shottenheimer wanted the job and the Ralph Wilson was not comfortable with him. Marty could bring his son Brian to help run the team and take over as HC when Marty decides to retire.
Why Gailey, it has to be because nobody else wanted the job.
As for Buffalo moving, Ralph Wilson is 91, he is not going to live forever. I see the new owner moving the team to LA, to Toronto, to anyplace where a new stadium will be built and a fresh start happening.
And they are builiding a new stadium in LA, right now Jacksonville is the best choice to lose their team but if Wilson passes on before that happens, all bets are off.
I agree. Schottenheimer certainly has had problems in the post-season but everywhere hes been his teams have at least gone to the playoffs. He may not be the coach you want, but it seems that he had a good eye for talent and knows how to put decent teams on the field.
At any rate, in terms of overall qualifications he blows Chan Gailey out of the water.
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