Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny had no idea his head coach had been fired Tuesday afternoon. In fact, he learned of Dick Jauron’s dismissal from ESPN.com reporter Tim Graham, who called Posluszny to get his reaction to the news.
“I’m completely surprised,” Posluszny said. “Obviously, we don’t have a good record, but we were all under the impression that we would have at least to the end of the season. If something was going to happen, then it had to happen, but to have him fired now in the middle of the things is very, very surprising.”
“You didn’t want it to happen this way,” Posluszny said. "Every time we lose, we say ’We’ve got to turn this around. We’ve got to turn this around.’ We weren’t able to do that, and this, obviously, is the consequence for that.
“The players have the utmost respect for Dick Jauron. He’s a great guy, a great person. But in this league, you’ve got to win. Unfairly, since we’re not playing well, it gets put on him. He has to take all the heat for it. Whether that’s fair or not, that’s just the reality. We all love Dick Jauron. He’s a great guy and a great man. It’s just unfortunate that it had to happen this way.”