To really no one’s surprise, the Buffalo Bills disappointed their fans with the hiring of head coach Chan Gailey. One “#Bills” search on Twitter reveals some of these gems:
@rpulvino – “Quote from ESPN Radio yesterday about #Bills hiring Chan Gailey: ‘The Bills went out to a fancy restaurant and ordered grilled cheese.’ ”
@MrRealTalkNoLie – “The #Bills hire #ChanGailey man are you effin serious? They could have gave that job to a deserving Coach like Leslie Frazier @hunterboyz”
@ryanobles – “Jim Rome: ‘Chan Gailey is surprised Chan Gailey is the new coach of the #Bills.’ ”
@MattJH2 – “According to ESPN, Schottenheimer & Billick both showed interest in the #Bills coaching position. Way to go, Ralph.”
Hey Chan Gailey could be good – He’s made the playoffs in 11 of the 15 seasons he has been a head coach or an assistant coach in the NFL, and gone to the Super Bowl 4 times. But, the bottom line is by hiring him, the Bills reaffirm their image as a cheap organization that doesn’t win, an organization that no premier coach or player really wants to be a part of. Until they start winning games, nothing they can say will change that perception, and to Gailey’s credit, that’s exactly what he said at his introductory press conference:
“I can’t say anything to change anybody’s mind,” he said. “All I can do is go try to help us win football games. If we win football games, everybody’s mind will be changed, right?”
One player who would help the Bills win football games is a great quarterback. I am not sure if Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen is that player, but I like this tweet from @timebouchard -
“Kiper has Jimmy Clausen going to the #Bills at #9 (1st mock draft), take it for what you will, but it’s certainly interesting.”
It certainly is interesting. A premier QB will give the Bills a chance to order fancy food at that fancy restaurant, and all will be forgotten about the bad teams they have had for the past decade. Without a premier quarterback though, it’s going to be another decade of grilled cheese and Denny’s Grand Slams®.
Draft day can’t come soon enough.