Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 1/1

Ronald Martinez

Happy New Year, Buffalo Bills fans. We're getting at least a new coach, too, as Chan Gailey was fired yesterday.

Chan Gailey relieved of duties as Buffalo Bills head coach - BuffaloBills.com
"It wasn’t completely unexpected. After winning just 16 games in three seasons as head coach, Chan Gailey was relieved of his duties Monday morning at One Bills Drive. Buffalo’s players had already had their exit meetings with the staff and were addressed by Gailey earlier in the morning."

Chan Gailey's statement - BuffaloBills.com
"This will probably be, and I say probably, but I think it will be the first place that’s ever fired me that I’ll pull for. Thank you."

Gailey leaves with respect of players - BuffaloBills.com
Stevie Johnson, David Nelson, Scott Chandler and Ryan Fitzpatrick all got opportunities thanks to Chan Gailey and they thanks him on his way out.

Bills Roundup: Gailey, Staff Relieved of Duties - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo relieved head coach Chan Gailey and his coaching staff of their duties on Monday, one day after wrapping up their second straight 6-10 season."

Chan Gailey Statement - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Former Bills head coach Chan Gailey addresses the media shortly after his firing to thank the organization and the fans."

Kyle Williams on Coaching Change - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills defensive tackle talks to the media about Chan Gailey being relieved of his duties."

Inside The Bills | Report: Cards DC Horton in mix for Bills
"As the coaching carousel begins to spin across the NFL, a report out of Arizona is indicating that Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton is expected to draw interest from two NFL teams, one of which is the Bills."

Inside The Bills | Report: Bills to interview ‘Cuse HC Marrone
"According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Bills are one of two NFL clubs searching for a new head coach that will interview Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone this week."

Inside The Bills | When coaches on playoff teams can interview
Chris Brown breaks down when assistants can interview.

Inside The Bills | Report: Grimm a Bills HC candidate
"Grimm, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, was a consideration the last time GM Buddy Nix conducted the team’s coaching search back in 2010."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Gailey's Gone. So Now What?
"The optimism of a coaching search will be in full effect, but unless there's a new GM in place, expectations must be tempered."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: The Next Coach Must See It All
"The other thing is Gailey just ran out of answers. He didn’t know what to say this season and it was obvious he didn’t know how to fix the team’s problems. It made him lose his focus and on game days, he often was confused and not with it."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Fire Chan Gailey
"In three season with the Bills, Gailey has has records of 4-12, 6-10 and 6-10. Gailey's entire coaching staff have also been released."

Gailey's entire staff also fired in Buffalo - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills are rightfully making a complete change to the coaching staff. They had no strong internal candidate to be considered for the head-coaching job, and firing everyone makes it easier for the next head coach in Buffalo to bring in his own people."

Buffalo Bills had to fire Chan Gailey - ESPN
"There was no way to defend the performance of Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey the past three seasons. Gailey recently said progress was being made, but he had no tangible evidence to prove it."

Bills 'Gather Info' On Bengals Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden - Cincy Jungle
Jon Gruden apparently met with Russ Brandon last month - but to discuss his brother, Jay.

Chan Gailey Fired: Buffalo Bills Coaching Search Begins - Buffalo Rumblings
Follow along to the story as it unfolds on our StoryStream.

Stevie reaches 1K on season's last day - BuffaloBills.com
"The fifth-year man hauled in six catches for 111 yards to give him 79 receptions and 1,046 yards this season. The performance marked his third 100-yard receiving game of the season and seventh of his career."

NFL releases important dates for 2013 - BuffaloBills.com
See the headline.

Buffalo Bills sign five future free agents - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills signed RB Zach Brown, DE Corbin Bryant, DT Jarron Gilbert, OT Adam Grant and LB Brian Smith."

2013 NFL Draft order released by NFL - BuffaloBills.com
Bills pick eighth.

Kyle Williams likely to have Achilles surgery - BuffaloBills.com
"Last year that fluid had gotten into the bone in my foot and my whole Achilles was super inflamed," Williams told Buffalobills.com. "So they were scared because the Achilles was hanging on by a thread. They thought it was going to rupture. This one is the same deal, but it’s not that bad."

Inside The Bills | Levitre on wanting to be back
"It’d be a 10," said Levitre. "There’s great people, great coaching staff and players. I think we’ve gotten a lot more competitive since I first got here and I know the culture is set in place. I know we haven’t been doing well the past couple of years, but I think if we continue to grow the way we have been we’ll be in the playoffs next year."

Inside The Bills | Fred on the season: "It’s depressing"
"It’s sickening," he said. "As players we had the highest hopes out of anybody and for us to fall short of that we don’t like it at all. It’s depressing."

Inside The Bills | Chandler to have surgery next week
"Chandler will have surgery to repair his torn ACL next week, and rehab will ensue a short time after that. The Bills tight end is ready to undertake the lengthy rehab process, which typically takes 7-9 months."

Inside The Bills | A 1K pairing
"Johnson finished the season with 1,046 receiving yards along with Spiller’s 1,244 rushing yds. It made them the first Bills 1,000-yard duo since Marshawn Lynch rushed for 1,036 yards and Lee Evans caught passes for 1,017 back in 2008."

Inside The Bills | Players maintain they’re a better team
"It’s really hard to sit here and tell you guys that we got better, and that we need to keep the same guys because we can make a playoff push with this team," said Eric Wood.

QBR: AFC East struggles - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Ryan Fitzpatrick was a close second to Tom Brady in Week 17.

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