“He’s my coach. I’ve got his back. Those people who want him fired, they must not understand football,” RB C.J. Spiller said Monday, per the BuffaloNews. “I mean, he’s been in this business for a long time. He understands what it takes to win. … For people to say he needs to be fired and all that stuff, that’s bogus, and I’m going to leave it at that.”
I’m not one for name calling, but C.J. Spiller appears to be delusional.
“Those people who want him fired, they must not understand football…” – Maybe I don’t understand football in the way you understand football, but I know enough that Chan Gailey should not be a head football coach in the NFL.
A coordinator? Sure, fine. A head coach? No.
His first season as a head coach in the NFL was a success, going 10-6, but followed it up with a disappointing 8-8 season. Both years were with the Dallas Cowboys and both years they made the playoffs, but exited after Wild Card round losses in both years.
Then he had a two year stint as offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins before moving on to become the head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He underachieved his way to a 44-32 record from 2002-07.
After the Yellow Jackets bought Gailey out of his contract, the Kansas City Chiefs hired him to be their new offensive coordinator in 2008.
The Buffalo Bills then made Gailey their 15th head coach (and 5th in the last 10 years) in January 2010.
Since Gailey has taken over for the Bills he has compiled a win-loss record of 15-30 (as of 12/9/2012).
“He understands what it takes to win.”
His career NFL winning percentage of .429 seems to say otherwise. The truth is Chan Gailey needs to be fired. It’s just not working.