The Bills held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to officially introduce Chan Gailey as the team’s new head coach. It’s a confusing decision that most Bills fans seem displeased with, but don’t worry Buffalo: GM Buddy Nix knows exactly what he’s doing:
It may have caught Bills fans off guard, but Chan Gailey fits exactly what general manager Buddy Nix was looking for in a head coach when he began his search 19 days ago. Hired as the 15th head coach in Bills history Tuesday, Gailey is a 35-year coaching veteran with 15 years under his belt in the NFL, including nine as a coordinator and head coach.
Nix made it clear when he was hired as general manager that while it was not essential, it was important that a candidate have prior head coaching experience.
"There is not a way to prepare for it, it is different," said Nix of being a head coach. "I don’t care how good an assistant you are, when you get to be the head man and have it all, then you might be successful at it or you might not. You are rolling the dice."
Gailey will also be the team’s offensive coordinator, a position he previously held with the Broncos, Cowboys, Steelers and Dolphins.