EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Chan Gailey talks with David Nelson #86 against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
We've spent part of our Thursday afternoon talking about where Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey ranks in terms of NFL head coaches on the hot seat entering the 2012 season. There's a basic, quantifiable question that we should have asked first: what is Gailey's perceived level of job security within the Bills' fan base? (Or our site's readership, at least.)
There's enough evidence - such as June's 87 percent approval rating that Gailey drew - to suggest that there's a large chunk of the fan base that perceives Gailey as very safe. Then again, when we asked you in December - near the very end of the Bills' seven-game losing streak - if Gailey belonged on the hot seat, a sizable chunk of voters responded in the affirmative (though theirs was still the minority opinion).
Our question for you is below. Give it a little thought, cast your vote, and discuss with your fellow fans in the comments section.
In your opinion, what are the chances that Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey will lose his job after the 2012 season?
Very High (72 votes)
Fairly High (143 votes)
50/50 (264 votes)
Fairly Low (709 votes)
Very Low (575 votes)
1763 total votes