For Bills fans feeling a little uneasy about their team after last year’s 4-12 season, new assistant coach Dave Wannstedt has a reassuring message: Don’t worry, we got this.
Wannstedt was hired as assistant head coach by his old friend, head coach Chan Gailey, and he insists that Gailey knows just what he needs to do to make the Bills winners.
“I think the thing with Chan Gailey is everywhere he’s been he’s been successful,” Wannstedt said. “He has a plan. He’s very consistent. I think you can’t change your mindset on a week-to-week basis, month-to-month basis. I think you have to be committed to certain things better than your opponents. I think that’s how you win. I don’t think you trick very many people in this league or in any league. I think Chan has a plan.”
Gailey’s career record of 22-26 in the NFL would seem to call into question Wannstedt’s claim that he’s been successful everywhere he’s been, but whatever: Wannstedt is confident. And in expressing that confidence, he sounds a little like Barry Switzer at his introductory news conference with the Dallas Cowboys.
“We know what we’ve got to get done,” Wannstedt said, “now let’s just roll up our sleeves and go do it.”