As NFL types gather in Mobile, Alabama after last week’s mini-convention at the East-West Shrine Game, there’s mounting criticism regarding Buffalo’s decision to hire coach Chan Gailey.
But it’s not the selection of Gailey, a move that we continue to think is a good one. It’s the decision to do so more than two weeks after the regular season ended, and thus after plenty of potential assistant coaches had been gobbled up by other teams.
Now, the Bills will have to scratch and claw to build out a staff. Still, nearly a week after Gailey was hired, the team has officially hired no one.
Unofficially, Cardinals running backs coach Curtis Modkins reportedly will be the offensive coordinator. Beyond that, the Bills are still looking.
So if Gailey truly were at the top of the list of “viable” candidates, a decision to hire him promptly after the season ended would have made their current effort to hire assistant coaches far more “viable,” too.