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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 08:58:17 -0800
Former Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the team's entire coaching staff has been relieved of their duties.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 07:54:12 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have fired head coach Chan Gailey, according to a highly placed source.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:26:39 -0800
The Buffalo Bills are expected to fire head coach Chan Gailey at season's end. The potential replacements include Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Denver Broncos offensive Mike McCoy, Indianapolis Colts interim head coach and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:24:18 -0800
The Buffalo Bills are expected to fire head coach Chan Gailey after the season.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 08:48:21 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Monday, Dec. 24, he understands his job will be evaluated once the season is over. Gailey is 15-32 in three seasons, and he's had double-digit losses in each of his three years. "I think everything will be evaluated at the end of the year," Gailey said. "Things have not gone in the win column like I wanted them to or like any of us wanted them to. I know we let the fans down. They believed in us. I believe we are headed in the right direction but I don't have anything to show for that."
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:10:16 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey defended his team's effort in their 50-17 loss in Week 15, a game in which the Bills fell behind 31-7 in the second quarter and never recovered. "I think the effort was there," Gailey said. "I never question our guys' character or effort. I question our execution, but I don't question our effort. When you play bad it looks like you're not playing hard. But I don't think (effort) is ever the question." Gailey said the team wasn't underprepared for the Seattle Seahawks and particularly their read-option offense.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 07:25:46 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the team has practiced outside once in each of the last two weeks, in hopes of what will be some cold and snowy December home games. The Bills, who play the St. Louis Rams in Week 14, are hoping to take advantage of teams not used to the colder temperatures. In Week 13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo ran the football 46 times for 232 yards. "Especially in that running back room we feel like we can spark this offense and get us going. Hopefully we can do that, especially coming up in the month of December," RB Fred Jackson said. "It's going to be nasty out like that. We can take a lot of pressure off everybody on offense if we can go out and perform well."
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:21:33 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said it will be hard for OL Chris Hairston (foot, ankle) to make it back this week with a deep bruise on his foot and ankle.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 06:43:36 -0800
Buffalo Bills players say they remain behind head coach Chan Gailey. "I love Chan," DT Spencer Johnson said. "I love Chan. If we go 9-7, everybody's talking something totally different. We're still going to keep the faith and keep playing hard and see how it goes." RB Fred Jackson added, "I think Coach Gailey's got a great mind offensively. I think he's doing some tremendous things for us. He's utilizing his skill players. We just have to be consistent, as those players." General manager Buddy Nix is on record as saying he has no desire to make a head-coaching change after the season despite the 4-7 record.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:23:11 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey will continue to handle playcalling duties despite WR Stevie Johnson lobbying for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to have a bigger role. Gailey said Fitzpatrick has some feedback on calls to a degree, but that role is not about to expand. "Sometimes he does. Sometimes he doesn't," Gailey said. "He can go out there and change some things. Depends on the situation and the play and what we are trying to do. And the thing that we are trying to do, sometimes, is run the football - we don't want to change it to a pass. Sometimes we change out of passes to runs, sometimes we change out of runs to passes, depends on what we get." When asked why Fitzpatrick wouldn't be allowed to alter any play he chooses on the field, Gailey cited pass protection schemes and the need to monitor the workload of certain players like RB C.J. Spiller. "There is a lot more to it than just seeing what they do and just callin' a play, there is a bigger picture here ... You are setting up the next play for the next play," Gailey said. "Fitz is good, he is smart, he really is, he is extremely smart and can make adjustments on the field ... but we're doing things today, just like we did them last year and the year before that."
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:26:35 -0800
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee) and CB Aaron Williams (knee) have been ruled out for Week 12, according to head coach Chan Gailey.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:17:56 -0800
The Buffalo Bills own a record of 2-13 in the AFC East division since head coach Chan Gailey took over, and they are 3-13 with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:37:57 -0800
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee) had another procedure on his knee and is expected to miss another two to three weeks, according to head coach Chan Gailey
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:46:33 -0800
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (thigh) may miss some practice time this week but should be OK, according to head coach Chan Gailey.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:28:09 -0800
Buffalo Bills CB Aaron Williams (knee) is only supposed to miss a couple weeks, and his injury is not season-ending, according to head coach Chan Gailey.
Sat, 03 Nov 2012 05:42:16 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said head coach Chan Gailey's job is secure. Nix referred to Gailey as being one of the NFL's best offensive coaches, and added that having the team make another coaching switch would only set back their development. "I hope I can put that to rest," Nix said. "It's the age-old thing, and they've done it around here for years. They start over about every three years. What that does is make damn sure that you don't make it. That's what it does."
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:01:31 -0700
Buffalo Bills DL Mario Williams (wrist) had a procedure done on his wrist to relieve discomfort. It is expected Williams will return to practice next week, according to head coach Chan Gailey.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:49:00 -0700
The Buffalo Bills continue to search for an identity after a 3-4 start to the season in which the defense has underachieved. Head coach Chan Gailey said he will assess every aspect of the team during the bye week. "I think we have to reevaluate everything you do," Gailey said. "That is what you do with the bye week. You reevaluate everything. You look at it. What is good you try to keep. What is bad and needs work you try to see what you have to do to get it done. That is what you do during the bye week. Everybody does it. If we had won we would still be doing that."
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:04:46 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he still has confidence in QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and is not planning on making a quarterback change. "Not right now, no," Gailey said when asked about a quarterback change.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:45:22 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson is expected to remain third on the depth chart the rest of this season. Head coach Chan Gailey does not envision Jackson challenging backup QB Tyler Thigpen. "It would be very tough for Tarvaris to challenge for that spot this year because of limited reps (in practice)," Gailey said. "Fitz takes almost every rep we have on offense during the course of the week. The backup gets very few reps through the course of practice. So it's hard for him to get the reps necessary to make a viable charge at this point for that position."
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 06:51:14 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said his team must become mentally tougher if they expect to win games within their division. Gailey referenced the team's disappointing performance in the second half of Week 4. "It hasn't been a concern, but you can't be ahead 21-7 in the third quarter, if we're mentally tough like we need to be that game doesn't end up the way it ended up," Gailey said. "That's my responsibility, to work on the mental toughness and the mindset of this football team."
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:34:32 -0700
Buffalo Bills OL Cordy Glenn (leg) and OG Kraig Urbik (undisclosed) are likely to miss the team's Week 5 game, according to head coach Chan Gailey.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:07:50 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he does find himself leaning more toward running the football given the early season success RB C.J. Spiller has enjoyed, even though he will not abandon the pass. "We'd rather be a physical run team that throws it when we have to, or throws it on surprise situations," Gailey said. "So we'll continue to work down this path as much as we can." Spiller is leading the NFL in both yards rushing (292) and yards from scrimmage (364), while also being the NFL's only player to post two 100-yard games.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:42:48 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said there is no time to panic despite a disappointing Week 1 loss to the New York Jets. "I don't think the sky is falling," Gailey said. "Everybody is going to say that, you're going to say that, the fans are going to say that. That's your job to say something like that, I understand that. But I don't believe that in a million years."
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 06:29:08 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the team's starters will see between 15 to 18 plays in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9.
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 06:27:51 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said his focus will be on fundamentals in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9. "I want to see if communication is good, if effort and tackling are good," Gailey said. "Those are the things you're looking at, the fundamentals much more than you are the scheme and how many plays are made or not made. You want to make them, but you want to see the fundamentals take place in the ball game this week on both sides of the ball and the kicking game."
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 06:02:38 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the 2012 version of the team is his deepest yet. "Not even close," Gailey said. "(General manager) Buddy (Nix) and I laugh from time to time. It's a good laugh. We were trying to find 53 players that we thought could help us win that first year. This year we may have to let some good football players go that we wouldn't even have thought about (releasing) two years ago."
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:44:54 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said DE Mario Williams likely will play left defensive end this season but the team will look at different scenarios to see what lineup is best for the team.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:16:25 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said he believes head coach Chan Gailey has a done a terrific job during his tenure thus far. "What we've done offensively - where we came from and who he did it with - I think he's done an excellent job," Nix said.
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 07:50:13 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday, Dec. 20, he isn't questioning whether changes need to be made to his coaching staff. Gailey said there's enough blame to go around rather than have him single out anyone on a team that has lost seven straight games. "You lose this many games in a row, we all get criticism," Gailey said. "There's nobody that escapes criticism when you're doing what we're doing right now." Gailey denied a report that assistant coach Dave Wannstedt had become more involved in defensive playcalling duties.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:05:02 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey admitted that QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has struggled of late; however, Gailey added he will continue to have confidence in his quarterback. When asked if he had any questions about Fitzpatrick moving forward Gailey said pretty emphatically that he did not. "No, none, zero," Gailey said. "We've all seen him do it. We know he can do it. I think as soon as we continue to work on getting everybody on the same page I think Fitz would be fine. If that was my biggest problem I don't think I'd have any problems."
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:24:39 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he is optimistic WR Stevie Johnson (shoulder) will be able to play in the team's Week 11 game.
Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:10:45 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Brad Smith could receive a bigger role in the offense moving forward because head coach Chan Gailey and offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins could use the bye week to make a package of plays for Smith.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:51:16 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said head coach Chan Gailey has a say in who the team should take in the 2011 NFL Draft, reports BuffaloBills.com.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:25:00 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said during the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Feb. 24, that he will do a better job of incorporating RB C.J. Spiller in the offense in 2011, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Gailey said Spiller's rookie campaign did not go according to plan. "It didn't work out like everybody planned," Gailey said. "He planned. I planned. Any fan out there planned. It didn't work out like any of us planned. I still think he's going to be a very good to great player for the Buffalo Bills. There's no question in my mind about that. I think I'll do a better job this year of creating ways to move him more. When you're establishing what you're trying to get done offensively, you have a hard time deviating too much to do things for one guy to create things for one guy. We were in the process of evaluating everybody and trying to create things for everybody. It was a getting-to-know-you year."
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:03:18 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said during the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Feb. 24, that the team is considering all options regarding taking a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to Frank Tadych, of NFL.com. However, Gailey reiterated that he's extremely confident in QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 06:51:55 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey does not believe the quarterback switch from QB Trent Edwards to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is a big deal because there is not much of a difference between the two, according to Sal Maiorana, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "Back when we started this whole quarterback thing, we had to have a pecking order heading into training camp," Gailey said. "The margin of difference between (Edwards and Fitzpatrick) wasn't that big, and nobody did anything to change that margin in training camp. They all did a pretty good job when they played (in preseason games), so if it had been a huge difference in the two, it might have made a difference. But in our minds there wasn't, so give (Fitzpatrick) a shot to do what he can do."
Fri, 03 Sep 2010 23:19:58 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB Joique Bell did an excellent job during training camp, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. The Bills may opt to carry four tailbacks on their active roster and Bell may stick as the fourth back.
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:24:13 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey has not disclosed what his quarterback rotation will be for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. QB Trent Edwards is expected to start the game.
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 19:49:06 -0700
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he did not know the severity of the ankle injury RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) suffered Friday, Aug. 13, reports Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News. Wilson speculates Lynch could be out of action for a while.
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:21:04 -0700
The Buffalo Bills might play their starters longer than the typical one or two series during their preseason opener Friday, Aug. 13, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Head coach Chan Gailey said, "We're going to play guys as we think they need to be played."
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 04:24:02 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey has had a history of utilizing one workhorse running back for 300-plus carries per season throughout his career, according to Tim Graham, of ESPN.com. The Bills enter training camp with three talented running backs on their roster in RBs Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 06:45:35 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he knows who will be the starting quarterback when training camp begins but will not tell the media or the four quarterbacks until the players report for camp, reports ESPN.com's Tim Graham.
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 05:37:02 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey has not spoken with RB Marshawn Lynch since becoming the team's head coach, reports Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News.
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 05:22:43 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey has not spoken with RB Marshawn Lynch this offseason and does not know when he will practice with the team, according to Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. "I don't know," Gailey said. "I have not talked to Marshawn. You'll probably have to ask him. Somebody told me he was in town for a couple of days and then I heard he left town. So I don't know. You'd have to ask him about that."
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 19:51:24 -0700
Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey knows the team needs an offensive turnaround in order to be more competitive. The 2010 NFL Draft is expected to have a heavy tilt toward offensive players. Gailey said, "Offensively, there's a lot of question marks. There are some good players, but there isn't the consistency that we need to have."
Tue, 23 Mar 2010 14:41:27 -0700
Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the Bills probably will use a middle round pick on a running back in the 2010 NFL Draft. Gailey said the team will be looking for a scatback-type of a runner to be a change of pace.
Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:41:36 -0700
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports via Twitter that Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said there will be an open competition for the team's quarterback job between QBs Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 10:26:07 -0700
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday, March 16, there is not a leading candidate for the team's starting quarterback job at the moment. Gailey did not rule out adding another prominent quarterback to the team's roster. However, he said the three quarterbacks on the team - QBs Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm - essentially are on equal footing.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:53:40 -0800
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the team may address the offensive tackle position in both free agency and the 2010 NFL Draft.