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Gailey chews out young camp hecklers

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08:08 AM ET 08.25 | The lesson is that heckling is a sure way not to get an autograph at Bills camp. The last day of the Buffalo Bills' training camp came to an interesting conclusion Tuesday as some teenage fans felt the wrath of coach Chan Gailey. Angered by the group's constant heckling of some players, most notably quarterback Trent Edwards, Gailey walked in front of the railing where the young fans were standing at Growney Stadium and chastised them for their behavior. ... "They said some things during practice that were derogatory to a couple of our players," Gailey explained to the media a few minutes later. "And if you say something derogatory to one of us you say it to all of us, so I told [the players] not to sign for that group."

The Buffalo News

Chan Gailey, AP Chan Gailey, AP
August 25, 2010  08:15 AM ET

Although Edwards is an easy target, these guys were out of line.....way to back your team coach

August 25, 2010  08:21 AM ET

maybe they should start the school year earlier in Buffalo? how much you want to bet the teens doing the heckling are the bullies at their school. just sayin'. For Gailey to do what he did the heckling must have been way over the top. Hmmm...maybe we should ship those kids down to Texas and they can have some fun with Roy Williams!

August 25, 2010  08:23 AM ET

Good job, coach.

August 25, 2010  08:26 AM ET

Hope his players show the same team spirit during the season.

August 25, 2010  08:33 AM ET
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I don't blame him... I don't like when fans show up to practices like that... It's a distraction, and silly...

Could not agree more, doesn't matter who the team is.

August 25, 2010  08:33 AM ET

I like that he did that. that's cool.

August 25, 2010  08:39 AM ET

Pros need to learn to ignore hecklers in the crowd. If the fans get to a guy in practice, what's going to happen in an away game?

They should have topless cheerleaders at practices, to teach players how to ignore distractions and concentrate on the game.

August 25, 2010  08:48 AM ET
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Pros need to learn to ignore hecklers in the crowd. If the fans get to a guy in practice, what's going to happen in an away game?They should have topless cheerleaders at practices, to teach players how to ignore distractions and concentrate on the game.

That way the practices can have the feel of the players being in their favorite gentleman's clubs. Bring in Pacman to hand out cigars and throw money around and you got something.

August 25, 2010  08:52 AM ET

Nice going, Chan. The players will remember this...

August 25, 2010  09:06 AM ET
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Nice going, Chan. The players will remember this...

as they find ways to pass the time on the bench in the 4th quarter of every game when the Bills are down 4 TDs.

August 25, 2010  09:10 AM ET

Maybe Chan should take a hint from Hub in "Secondhand Lions" and have that talk with these boys.

August 25, 2010  09:31 AM ET
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as they find ways to pass the time on the bench in the 4th quarter of every game when the Bills are down 4 TDs.

hhhmmmmm.....with our secondary i dont see being down four td's as a possibility

August 25, 2010  09:32 AM ET

nice move though chan...finally a coach with some gall in buffalo

August 25, 2010  09:49 AM ET
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hhhmmmmm.....with our secondary i dont see being down four td's as a possibility

just like with your 2ndary you won afc east last year?

August 25, 2010  10:19 AM ET
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Although Edwards is an easy target, these guys were out of line.....way to back your team coach

ABSOLUTELY!! Its good to see a coach sticking by his players!!

August 25, 2010  10:29 AM ET
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ABSOLUTELY!! Its good to see a coach sticking by his players!!

well see if he sticks when them when the record is 3-9

August 25, 2010  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Pros need to learn to ignore hecklers in the crowd. If the fans get to a guy in practice, what's going to happen in an away game?They should have topless cheerleaders at practices, to teach players how to ignore distractions and concentrate on the game.

All true, but fans need to be at least somewhat civilized. Hecklers at a pre-season *practice*? You've got to be kidding me. Please cue the Lee Elia rant one more time, because it certainly applies here.

August 25, 2010  11:28 AM ET

bills fans are the worst in the world of football (worse than Phila). Drunk Canadians, Drunk unemployed Buffalo-ians(?); Small stadium and lousy team. What more can one expect!

August 25, 2010  11:30 AM ET
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All true, but fans need to be at least somewhat civilized.

Sure, these kids were out of line, but does a coach have to be a nanny and "protect" his players from hecklers?

He could have quietly had one of his assistants ask security to talk to them. Even better, security should have taken care of this without intervention by the coaching staff. This makes me think that Chan Gailey is going to be one of those micro-managing guys that everyone ends up hating.

 
August 25, 2010  11:33 AM ET
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bills fans are the worst in the world of football (worse than Phila). Drunk Canadians, Drunk unemployed Buffalo-ians(?); Small stadium and lousy team. What more can one expect!

Give them credit for having a ball tailgating and not being fair-weather fans. In season, there isn't much fair weather in Buffalo. Jacksonville has lousy fans - they don't even need coats to go to the games, and they still don't show up.

No, when you've got an outdoor stadium in the frozen North, and your fans fill it up even though the team is a doormat, well, you've got football fans. Good ones.

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