Let me first start off by saying that I was as unpleased with the coaching staff, as well as the team as a whole, as much as anybody last year. There is no way anyone's job should be safe after starting 5 - 1 and finishing what they finished. Can we please put on our brains for a moment though? Preferably a brain capable of remembering the past 4 years? Lets take a look at Dick Jauron's time with the bills...
2005 - Mike Mularkey coaches one of the worst Bills teams in recent memory to a 5 - 11 record.
2006 - Dick Jauron is hired and the team performs admirably well for him. They finish the season with a 7 - 9 record. Their defensive rank skyrockets from one of the worst in the leage to above average. Dick Jauron recieves a thumbs up by all.
2007 - This is the season from hell. An ungodly amount of injuries plague this team right in the begining of the season. Whispers of "Number one draft pick?" can be heard at the end of the first quarter of the season. The Bills finish a more than respectable 7 - 9 (considering the conditions) and everyone in Buffalo gives Dick Jauron the thumbs up.
2008 - What can I say? 2008 was one of our most disappointing seasons this decade. I must mention two things though... One, leading into week 7 what were the "experts" saying about coach of the year candidates? We all know that Dick Jaurons name was brought up every time this discussion took place. Two, this is a team that started Duke Preston, Melvin Fowler, Keith Ellison, JP Losman, Robert Royal, James Hardy, Ryan Denney, and Chris Kelsay in spots they did not deserve to be in. Not a single player on this team was a regular pro bowl selection. What am I getting at? This team has CLEAR holes in the talent department. For some reason Dick Jauron becomes the whipping boy and all the blame is placed on his shoulders. Despite all this I do believe this was an "unsuccessful" campaign. Dick Jauron gets a thumbs down.
So to sum it up...Dick Jauron...Two thumbs up...One thumb down. We want to drive this guy out of here why again?