Flury of firings in the NFL, Bills' Chan Gailey out
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:38:20 GMT —
Chan Gailey has been fired by the Buffalom Bills after three losing seasons.
The announcement was made today, a day after the Bills closed out another disappointing season with a 28-9 win over the New York Jets.
Buffalo finished 6-10, and Gailey leaves with a 16-32 record in his three seasons. There is no word on the status of general manager Buddy Nix.
In a hopeful season after signing star defensive end Mario Williams, the Bills reverted to their ways of the past, failing to make the playoffs for a 13th straight year, the NFL's longest active drought.
It comes less than 24 hours after the regular season ended.
In a span of about 90 minutes before lunch Monday, coaches Andy Reid, Pat Shurmur, Romeo Crennel and Gailey were let go by their teams after losing seasons. None of the moves were surprising, and more are expected.
The Jets decided to keep their coach, Rex Ryan, but fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
The Browns made it a clean sweep, dismissing GM Tom Heckert along with Shurmur.
Reid was the longest tenured of the group, let go after 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gailey was dumped after three seasons with the Bills, Shurmur after two in Cleveland and Crennel was coach of the Chiefs for one full season.
Jacksonville fired GM Gene Smith.