Your Dick Jauron Losing Face for the last time this season. It’s been fun watching it progress from… actually, it’s always the same.
I would hope this would be the last time we ever have to post something like this, but I’m not taking anything for granted. If Ralph Wilson is satisfied with another three 7-9 seasons then so be it. For me the biggest reason Jauron should go is this: there was never a doubt in my mind that he would get flatly outcoached today, but what actually went on was flat out ridiculous.
Looking back on the season there were only a handful of times in which Dick looked relatively in control: against Kansas City and against Oakland. Oakland fired their coach mid season, and Kansas City should have cut ties with Herm weeks ago. Dick couldn’t even out coach the Browns, who haven’t scored an offensive touchdown since.
As a fan we always seem to jump on head coaches quickly, but the complete collapse we saw this year and the consistent failure to win games within the division puts a whole lot of pressure on the front office to make changes. When you are watching on your couch you couldn’t care less if the players like a guy. The consistent mediocrity his efforts have given you is reason enough to try something different. This was three years of opportunities and missed chances, with the same mistakes being made over and over again.
It will be interesting to watch what happens over the next few weeks with head coaching positions throughout the league. At times it seems like half the league has a coach on the chopping block, and Buffalo’s decision will probably rank low on the totem pole no matter what route they take. The Bills will never go out and get that big name head coach, but if Ralph and company see progress being made I can’t find it. To so many people it’s apparent that a fresh start is in order. Settling on Jauron would look like a claim of indifference to so many people, and I’m not so sure the Bills can afford more bad PR after what we’ve seen this year.
I’m sure this guy is acting on behalf of a lot of Bills fans. Fred Jackson came to play today, and you can’t say that about everyone on the Bills roster. Changes have to be made all around, that’s for sure. Bills fans deserve better than 7-9 no matter what anyone else says. In a league full of parody and drastic changes from season to season the Bills have been stuck in the lower half for years.
Something has to change.