November 7, 2012
Chan Gailey Knows Ralph Wilson Is Upset with Losing, and Other AFC East News
When the wins are not piling up for an NFL head coach, the pressure is.
That’s why it was no surprise to hear that Bills owner Ralph Wilson was less than happy with the 3-5 record put forth by his team through nine weeks of the season.
Per WGR 550 Sportsradio:
There been a question for a few years about how much contact Ralph Wilson has with Gailey and others. Gailey said, “We talk once a week.” As far as the tone of the conversation [this past week] Gailey said, “He’s upset we’re losing. Would you expect anything less? I mean he’s upset we’re losing and that’s made very clear and I understand, I am too so we’ve got to win and our weekly conversations will go better.”
This doesn’t mean anyone’s job is on the line. In fact, quite the contrary, as GM Buddy Nix basically assured Gailey of his job for the 2013 season just a few days ago, saying that making changes at head coach every three years is not a good way to build a winning franchise.
That argument has some merits. Just look at the Oakland Raiders, who have changed head coaches at least once every three years since 2001 and have the league’s worst win-loss record in that span to show for it.
If Gailey is not the issue, as Nix suggested, then he’ll have to find out what the issue is to ensure those conversations with Wilson start to go a bit better.
Here’s some more news from around the AFC East.
Joe Caporoso of TurnOnTheJets.com takes a look at the positives for the Jets from the first half of the season.
Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com recaps the five roster transactions from Tuesday, including moving cornerback Terrence McGee and offensive tackle Erik Pears to injured reserve.
Adam H. Beasley of The Miami Herald writes that optimism reigns supreme for the Dolphins at the midway point and delivers an in-depth midseason review.
Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post writes that the Dolphins need to find a way to fix their pass defense, which ranks near the bottom of the league in total yards.
Bleacher Report Dolphins featured columnist Scott Altman takes a look at some of the top fits at wide receiver the Dolphins could explore in the draft.
New England Patriots
Mike Loyko of NEPatriotsDraft.com delivers a player-by-player midseason review of the Patriots offense.
Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe talks about how good the Patriots are after the bye week.
B/R Patriots featured columnist Mike Dussault takes a look at the odds on the Patriots landing home-field advantage and playoff seeds.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and “like” the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand or via team press releases.
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