The team announced it would hold a news conference at its training facility on Orchard Park, N.Y. at 2 p.m. ET.
The Bills are said to be impressed with how Gailey has brought teams to the playoffs with quarterbacks such as Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart and Jay Fiedler. In fact, Bill Cowher — whom the Bills had been courting to replace the fired Dick Jauron — highly recommended Gailey to the Bills.
Cowher planned to make Gailey his assistant head coach/offensive coordinator if he came back. Gailey has coached in four Super Bowls and has had his teams go to the playoffs in 11 of his 15 NFL seasons.
Gailey was coach of the Cowboys in 1998-99, following Barry Switzer, reaching the playoffs in both seasons but failing to win a playoff game. He coached Georgia Tech from 2002 through 2007 and led the Yellow Jackets to a bowl game in all six seasons at the helm.
When one candidate after another backed out, the Bills kept turning back to Gailey at Cowher’s recommendation.
Good for Gailey. I’m still surprised that Buffalo went with him and I’m sure their fans will be upset they didn’t get a “sexy” pick, but at least you know the Bills will finally have an offense that can move the ball.
All Bills have have to do is look at the Chiefs last year and they will see that Gailey is very good at (to quote the immortal Casey Printers, well paraphrase since we’re a family establishment here) making chicken salad out of chicken poo. Maybe Gailey will pick up Tyler Thigpen and start running the Thig-bone offense.
It’s amazing to me that Leslie Frazier is going to go through another offseason without landing a head coaching gig. This man deserves to be a coach in this league.