Nov 11, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey talks with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) as they take on the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bills 37-31. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE
With my first piece for BLD I wanted to write about something that I think the Buffalo Bills can fix and hopefully get back on the right path. The coach of this team I believe must be let go and this team should move forward with someone else. Now I know people will say we have had a lot of coaches in this terrible drought without a winning season but arguably we currently have the best roster in some time.
When you take a look at Gailey it is clear big mistakes have been made. Let’s just take this year and look at some of the issues I think are pretty big when running a pro football team. First let’s take a look at the QB situation. Before the regular season started Vince Young was brought on this team to potentially become this team’s backup. Watching him in the pre-season I thought he was ok but definitely wasn’t going to come in and become this team’s starter. The thing I thought about the most if Fitz ever went down we could have a guy step in and possibly reel off some wins. The signing was all for nothing and Young was let go before the regular season started. That showed me two things: Fitz was going to be the starter no matter what and also Chan wanted no QB battle and showed everybody Fitz was the only guy.
Another issue that a lot of people I bet are having is the playing time of their best offensive player CJ Spiller. When you have a dynamic player with capabilities he has he must be used to the fullest. With the Bills record over the past 10+ years I believe everything possible should be done to try and change this team’s past and eventually correct the wrongs. I think the piece from Chan that threw me over the edge was when he was asked why Spiller wasn’t on the field as much in the Colts game as Jackson was, he said “It was Fred’s turn”. Are you kidding me? They are playing in the best league in the world and that’s just not acceptable. Hopefully that was just an error that he realizes was a mistake and never happens again.
That being said I have only touched on the offensive side of the ball. The defense is a totally different story. This was going to be the bright spot on this team and look what has happened. Only time will tell with Gailey but in my eyes he has to go. What do you think?