MMQB Mailbag: Four observations on Bills hiring Gailey as head coach
Where was the
Early this season, when the vultures were circling around
Gailey went 10-6 in his first year, including a club-record 8-0 mark against the then-five-team NFC East, before losing in the wild-card game to Arizona. Dallas went 8-8 and made the wild-card game again the next year, losing to Minnesota. Now,
Last point: I can guarantee you one of the things that the Bills loved was Gailey's attitude about how you can win without stars in the NFL. In fact, that's the kind of team he prefers. More than once in his career, he's told coaches he worked with: "You can win the World Series without Babe Ruth.'' In Buffalo, he's going to get that chance.
Lots of questions about
I heard from quite a few people about the CBA, and first, a bit of clarification on my item Monday. NFL Players Association executive director
Sounds like something I would have written.
You're wrong about one thing: I think there are a lot of people who would not break a contract for three times the salary. I am among them. It's called honesty. I signed a contract with SI for four years, and no matter who offered me what, I would not break it. And to make it clear, I am not criticizing Kiffin solely for treating the contract (which technically he did not break because he had a buyout clause after one year) like toilet paper, but because of hopscotching from one job to another so cavalierly and without conscience.
Well, it'll be interesting, because both are going back to the roles they played well under
I'd love to see it, because it's competitively fair. But let's hammer it out. If there are eight games two weeks in a row, you'd have one national game taken away for ESPN Monday, another for NBC on Sunday, another for the national game for the network with the doubleheader weekend -- CBS one week, FOX the next. That leaves five games left for the early and late windows. It's certainly not impossible, but the networks would chafe at the low inventory.