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Bills may fire Chan Gailey and GM

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09:07 AM ET 12.30 | Rumors were swirling in NFL circles Saturday that the Buffalo Bills would clean house and fire not only head coach Chan Gailey but General Manager Buddy Nix as well. However, high ranking Bills sources insisted the decision on the team's top two football men remained, as always, with owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and that Wilson had yet to tell any of his employees in Western New York of his verdict. Nix, contacted Saturday night, told The News he had not been given any indication of any change in his job status. There is widespread expectation among the organization that Gailey will be ousted due to the Bills' disappointing season, which concludes today against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills (5-10) have clinched last place in the AFC East.

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December 30, 2012  09:22 AM ET

I know some Bills fans who are fervently hoping for this to happen

December 30, 2012  09:40 AM ET

He never stays anywhere longer than two years. It's time.

December 30, 2012  09:44 AM ET

He's kind of a place holder while teams search for a coach... Like Wade Phillips.

December 30, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's kind of a place holder while teams search for a coach... Like Wade Phillips.

I'd hold down the fort for a couple of years at $2MM per. You know, until they found somebody who had a clue.

December 30, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I know some Bills fans who are fervently hoping for this to happen

Me too. My husband being one.

December 30, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Anybody else think Mario Williams is full of regret right now?

December 30, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Nix should be the first to go. His decision to lock hips with a contract to qB Ryan Fitzpatrick??? was a franchise killer. The Mario money to one player when you need so much was stupid. That said, Chan was a lousy choice to begin with.

In the watered down NFL the Bills are not that far removed from being a wild card but it will not happen with those two in charge. Look for Jim Kelly to steer this franchise , from the sidelines,and do a good job of it.

December 30, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Me too. My husband being one.

My sister her husband and grown kids go to those games. I admire their resoluteness. so fatalistic. It is like watching the history channel showing the Napoleon's march after Waterloo.

December 30, 2012  10:01 AM ET

.... have clinched last place. That's not very nice:)

December 30, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Attention Norv Turner... Buffalo on the phone.....

December 30, 2012  10:17 AM ET

Firing Chan Gailey has probably been as foregone a conclusion as any other.

December 30, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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Attention Norv Turner... Buffalo on the phone.....

If Buffalo wants to wallow in mediocrity for a few more seasons, then by all means, bring in Norv to run things.

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December 30, 2012  10:29 AM ET

How about the idea of Ralph offering a piece of the team to the right guy? I mean what the hell he can't have much time left so what does it cost him?

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December 30, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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Buffalo should be the first team to use computer software as their HC.

Maybe but I'm thinking that 25% of the team and Coach Cowher is going to start listening.

December 30, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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How about the idea of Ralph offering a piece of the team to the right guy? I mean what the hell he can't have much time left so what does it cost him?

His kids might not like the idea of giving their inheritance away.

December 30, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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Buffalo should be the first team to use computer software as their HC.

Just let Madden 2013 call the plays.

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December 30, 2012  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Maybe but I'm thinking that 25% of the team and Coach Cowher is going to start listening.

Yup... of course, the Ginger God might not look favorably on such a deal.

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