New Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey vowed at his introductory press conference today that he will make the Bills consistent winners.
“I understand the challenge that’s ahead of us, the challenge to get the Buffalo Bills back to a winning franchise on a consistent basis,” Gailey said. “That is the plan.”
The Gailey hiring came as a major surprise, and Bills General Manager
Buddy Nix indicated that he knew the hiring would be controversial. Nix
gave a rambling introduction to Gailey in which he admonished the media
that “with all due respect, I don’t care” about any criticism the
hiring of Gailey might bring.
Gailey said he understands what it takes to win, and that he’ll emphasize basic blocking and tackling more than anything else.
“I think you have to be fundamentally sound,” Gailey said. “You have to teach fundamentals.”