Bills fans and the media placed Gailey on the hot seat early this season after a very shaky start, and while things have looked up since the bye week he has certainly not found his way off of it just yet. Gailey has been heavily scrutinized about almost every aspect of his skills as a coach, such as his leadership, ability to motivate the team, inability to make in-game adjustments, and most frequently his play calling/snap counts. There is a lot a merit to all of these complaints, and I'm not going to try to argue how valid they are or aren't- you've all heard the arguments from both sides. What most Bills fans seem to agree on is that Gailey is clearly very gifted as an offensive coordinator, as he was able to design a system that plays into the strengths of the offensive personal while masking their weaknesses. If hiring a new HC and demoting Gailey to OC was a viable option I think a majority of fans, even many who are strongly in "Can Chan" corner, would consider it a good decision. For this reason I wanted to see everyones opinion on the value of Chan's system by asking the following questions:
1) How effective is the current system in masking the teams weakness while playing to it's strengths?
2) How much more so could it be improved upon with different play-calling? By altering the distribution of carries/reps? Should Gailey relegate any or all of these responsibilities to Modkins?
3) Gailey is clearly very innovative, combining a lot of different concepts together to create a fairly unique system, but now that the framework has been laid out how difficult would it be for another offensive minded coach to come in and duplicate?
4) Would cutting ties with Gaileys system relegate Fitz from serviceable hold-over QB to a guy that we couldn't compete with? How much more essential would signing or drafting a new QB become if this happens?
5) Would a new system hinder the effectiveness of Stevie and his ability to improvise routes? Limit Spiller/Jacksons effectiveness on screens? Would our collection of niche players and depth at WR no longer be sufficient and require us to invest significant resources in a true #2?
Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks, I'll touch briefly on my thoughts in the comments section.