Rudderless Bills need direction more than they need a new coach
Buffalo Bills owner
Say what you will about Jauron's deficiencies -- and everything you say will probably be right -- but Jauron was playing against a stacked deck. If it weren't for
• They spent the entire offseason installing a no-huddle offense, then fired the coordinator a week before the season opener.
• They were unwilling to pay Pro Bowl left tackle
• They had a chance to address the hole at left tackle in the draft, but rather than select highly regarded Mississippi tackle
By all accounts
Brandon always has had an interest in personnel and spent significant time picking the brain of the late
In the Bills' media guide this year it states: "Under Brandon's watchful eye, (the team signed free-agent WR
Hangartner has been good, Florence has been inconsistent, Owens has been invisible (when not complaining on the sideline), and Rhodes was cut before the season. All of this speaks to a larger point: Wilson should not feel comfortable if Brandon is making the call in the 2010 draft and the Bills have a top-10 pick, as expected, and are looking for a quarterback.
The word in the building is that Wilson is reluctant to hire an established guy and give him total authority over football operations. He did so with
Wilson needs to get over his fears and go out and find an established personnel executive before he hires a coach. At this point the franchise is rudderless, particularly when it comes to evaluating college prospects. Normally scouts look for specific types of players to fit their offensive and defensive systems. Right now no one knows what those are with the Bills.
So, go ahead Bills fans, celebrate the firing of Jauron. But unless things get straightened out at the top of the organizational chart, you'll simply be calling for the next guy's head after a year or two.