Earlier today, FOX’s Jay Glazer reported that the Bills had fired their entire coaching staff.
The Bills responded with a statement explaining that the coaches are still under contract, that they are free to seek other work, and that their status will be determined by the new head coach, if they haven’t already found other work. While seeking other work. Or finding other work.
Glazer has now responded, making it crystal clear that the coaches have been fired.
“The Bills assembled the entire coaching staff in a room Monday morning and new general manager Buddy Nix informed all the coaches that they all had to clean out their offices and remove their belongings from the team facility no later than Wednesday,” Glazer tells FOXSports.com. “Not only that, when the coaches left the room, there were boxes outside the hallway they could use to put their stuff in to clear out.
“The coaches were also told that while they would like for teams to still go about the proper protocol and ask for permission to speak with them if interested in hiring, NOT ONE REQUEST would be denied. The Bills even addressed insurance ramifications in the meeting – a conversation usually reserved for coaches being whacked.
“In reality, if the entire staff is gathered in a room and told they had to be gone and gone by Wednesday and boxes were waiting for them. . . . Hey, if it looks like a firing and sounds like a firing, you get the gist. Not sure why they went out of their way to dispute it, but if they want to get into semantics that’s fine.”
So that’s the bottom line. The coaches have been fired — and the Bills for some reason are trying to make it look like they haven’t been fired.