When the Buffalo Bills take on the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, it'll be a reunion of sorts for Bills head coach Chan Gailey. Prior to joining the Bills as the team's new head coach this past January, Gailey's last job in the NFL was as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator - a job he got from Herm Edwards, and which Todd Haley relieved him of in August of 2009.
The Bills are obviously 0-6, but Gailey's offense has shown flashes of brilliance this season. Our exposure to Gailey, however, is somewhat limited. In order to get a better idea of how Chiefs fans viewed Gailey's year-plus in Kansas City, and how they believe he's doing thus far in Buffalo, I asked Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride those very questions.
"You'll see a few disagreements in KC but I liked Gailey a lot," Thorman said. "I thought he did an admirable job with the hand he was dealt - that includes Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle and Tyler Thigpen - and made the offense fun at times. I give him a lot of credit for creativity and making the best out of the talent that was given to him. That's really what it comes down to."
More from Joel after the jump.
I actually suggested Gailey become the next Chiefs coach before they made the Todd Haley hire. He's worked under some excellent staffs, his offenses have been successful and his short run as a NFL head coach wasn't bad even though the result was (Jerry Jones has admitted firing Gailey was a mistake). I'm very happy with the way things turned out in KC but I was definitely on the Gailey bandwagon.
In Buffalo this year? It's a similar situation. The cupboard's a little bare. I'd like to see Gailey with a quarterback. I think sometimes it's unfair to judge coaches unless they have a shot at getting their own QB or already have a capable QB in house. Maybe Gailey turns Fitzpatrick into that guy or maybe he's front and center when they draft ______ with their first pick. I think Gailey can make the Bills relevant. I don't know if he's a perennial playoff type of coach but I think, as he did in KC, he'll get the most out of them.