Following the conclusion of week 17 of the regular season, Black Monday will be upon us. That means a handful of NFL head coaches will be learning their fates and many will be standing in the unemployment line.
One of the coaches who is expected to be fired on Black Monday is Chan Gailey of the Buffalo Bills, according to our friends at Sports Illustrated.
The Bills are expected to end the three-year Chan Gailey coaching era following this season’s major disappointment, but the mystery in Buffalo is whether general manager Buddy Nix is also on his way out. Team CEO Russ Brandon is thought to be in favor of a full house-cleaning, but no one I talked to within the league had a great handle on whether Bills owner Ralph Wilson agrees.
The move would come as no surprise. During his three years as the Bills head coach, Gailey has produced a disappointing 15-31 record.
One of the biggest problems for Gailey was his inability to bring in top tier coaches to join his staff and the lack of a franchise quarterback running the show.
Gailey is a solid coordinator, but he has shown that he doesn’t have what it takes to survive in this league as a head coach. He’ll be looking for a new job next season.