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Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

Posted on: November 17, 2009 4:05 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2009 4:23 pm
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Anyone who knows Dick Jauron knows what Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson meant when he said firing his head coach was "the toughest thing I ever had to do." Wilson said the decision was difficult because Jauron is such a nice guy, and he is. But nice guys don't always make good head coaches, and if we can leave Jauron's personality out of this, yes, he deserved to get fired.

I know, the Bills gave him an extension after he started 5-1 last year, and that was a good thing for Jauron and premature for Wilson. Yet Wilson had the guts to see that the Bills weren't getting better -- they were getting worse -- and didn't hesitate to eat the contract one year after he drew it up.

Yeah, it's unfortunate to see a such decent man get gassed, but Jauron knew what the score was entering the season: Another 7-9 finish wouldn't cut it, so he would have to make changes. And he did. He fired his offensive coordinator just before the season, then fired his starting left tackle. The moves were gambles, but they meant that if Jauron was going to go out he would do it on his terms. And he did. He went out 3-6, with the Bills stuck at the bottom of the AFC East and near the bottom of almost all offensive statistics.

The problem with Buffalo is not only didn't the Bills win; they weren't a whole lot of fun to watch. They hired Terrell Owens in the offseason, a bold move intended to improve the passing game, then didn't get him the ball. In fact, they didn't get anyone the ball, and something had to change. So Jauron takes the fall, and he should basically because Buffalo was going nowhere with him.

There are all sorts of game managements issues that fans had with Jauron -- including several in a loss to Dallas two years ago -- but it wasn't game management that cost Jauron; it was victories. He didn't have enough. It's one thing to win ugly, but when you start losing ugly you better start looking for another job. Dick Jauron is already there. 
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Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2009 1:55 pm
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

Are you on drugs Bill$Fan=AllDay?  Wow....

Anyway, the thing I want to say is that Jauron was long past his expiration date.  We knew it last year, Wilson knew last year as well.  If we canned him then, you scrap the year and start over.  Ralph realizes his personal window of opportunity is closing, he took a shot.. So now, this is what you have. 

To me the most telling part of Jauron's shortcomings is the fact that he has no long term game plan.  If you were the coach, what would be your number one priority??  In year one, what would the absolute first thing you would need to do?  That is right, get an offensive line.. 

You need them to run the ball, you need them to throw the ball..  You need them when you are behind in a game, and you have to drop back and gun.  You need them when you are ahead in the game and you have to eat some clock.  Your offensive line can do a lot for a mediocre defensive team. Control the game, and keep the other teams offense off the field.   Again, eat the clock, control the ball and keep your defense off of the field.  

That being said..  That should have been job one...  So, why are we here in year four, and we dont have an O line yet??  Not only that, you have thrown the baby out with the bath water when you let Peters go..  Langston who??  Just pass me the duct tape, we will build an offensive line out of bailing wire and bubble gum..  What did he expect would happen??  The fact that he had no clue what was going to happen.  That is the reason he is gone..  He was actually suprised he was fired?? 

I will be glad not to see his sunglassed face on the sideline.   This is how he looked to me....




Rite-Way



Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 12:55 pm
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

I AGREE WITH ALOT OF YOU GUYS, I THING THAT WITH HIS DISSMISSAL AND THE PROMOTION OF THE DEF. COACH WILL SPARK THE TEAM BECASUSE OF THE CHANGE. I THINK THE DEF. WILL BE THE SAME AND HOLD DOWN THE OTHER TEAM BUT I THINK THE OFFENSE WILL BE FIRED UP AND KEEP OUR DEFENSE OF THE FIELD TO REST WHILE THEY SCORE SOME POINTS. I THINK OUR TEAM WILL BE VERY DIFFERENT NOW AND WE SHOULD SEE THE BILLS LIKE WE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. ITS TIME TO GET WITH THE NEW SCHOOL AND CALL SOME BIG PLAYS AND TAKE PLENTY OF SHOOTS DOWN FIELD. I ALSO THINK THAT THE ITERM COACH WILL STAY ON BOARD AS A HEAD COACH NEXT YEAR BECAUSE OF THE SPARK I THINK HE WILL BRING. AND BRINGING IN MIKE VICK WILL DO WONDERS FOR OUR OFFENSE HE CAN RUN AND THROW THE BAL DOWN FIELD SO EVEN IF WE DONT HAVE T.O. NEXT YEAR LEE EVANS WILL HAVE EVEN A BETTER YEAR THE THE LAST ONE IN 08.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2009 12:05 pm
 

The toughest thing he's ever had to do?

As opposed to watching your team go to 4 straight Super Bowls and not win AT LEAST 1?  Wow, Ralph Wilson sure has odd priorities.



Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2009 11:36 am
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

I'll admit bad coaching when I see it, but the Bills just almost no talent on their roster.  In fact, I think Jauron did a good job squeezing as much out of them as he could considernig all the injuries, plus the lack of talent.

I know my Redskins have if not the worst, the second worst front office (Oakland being the first) in the league, but Wilson never wants to spend money to help improve the team.  Whats up with drafting Aaron Maybing in the first round...seriously?  I mean, I'm happy because the Redskins got Brian Orakpo, but only because the Bills muffed that one.  It was a no brainer IMO and they managed to screw that one up.

Until the front office has a change in philosophy, the Bills will continue to muddle in mediocrity much like my 'Skins.




Since: Nov 4, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 11:10 am
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

I'm sorry guys, I didn't mean for all the gruff...




Since: Nov 4, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 11:08 am
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

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Another Double Bird from an NFL Owner

Whether or not this is a legitimate story, I can see it being true… Buffalo Bills esteemed owner Ralph Wilson settled in as he does on most Monday night’s to watch the Ravens play against the Cleveland Browns. After having watched Brady Quinn and the Browns offense muster up what they considered to be a valiant effort, Wilson was left pondering, “How on earth did my team lose to that team?” The next day he fired his head coach.

I remember when I was playing little league baseball and we would always have these locked down mathematical formulas for predicting who was better and who was going to win this coming Tuesday evening. It went something like this,

Me: Well we beat Shop n’ Save 7-2 and the Legion only beat them 6-4. We should win.

My Friend: Yea, but the Legion clobbered Masters’ Machineworks by 13 and you guys barely got by them, plus they were throwing their #1 pitcher against them. You guys faced a 10 year-old…

Me: Whatever, even if we lose we will still be in 1<sup>st</sup> as long as Newcastle Dodge doesn’t beat Mike’s Place.

These formulas were what made the most sense to us, and apparently Ralph Wilson seems to be using a similar type of logic. I’m not saying that the Bills deserve to finish the season with their head coach, but if this is the way it went down then I can’t fully support it. Having said that, Dick Jauron has been awful; actually he is 3<sup>rd</sup> on the all-time list of active coaches to have never won a playoff game. Who’s number one on that list? Ahhh yes, the only reason for me writing this, a Jim Mora reference.



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 10:25 am
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

I give the Bills credit, they showed a lot of patience and loyalty to Dick in a very classy display that is so rare in today's NFL.  But the facts are the team has turned into a train wreck under his watch, and it's time for a change.  Good luck Dick.  Mike Nolan, Eric Mangini, and Norv Turner have all proven that getting fired from a head coaching position is nowhere near the end of one's career. 



Since: Nov 15, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 9:20 am
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

I think Dick is a good Coach. Nice Guys can win in the NFL, per Tony Dungy. How about this Ralph, HIRE A GM WHO HAS WORKED IN FOOTBALL!! GM Russ of the Bills was in MARKETING in MLB!! Start at the top. The problem is players and who goes out and gets players....the General manager. I'm sorry Buffalo, but your owner is going to lose your team for you.



Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 3:19 am
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

I agree with everything concerning the O-line.  The only thing I don't understand is why everyone is still okay with simply saying "well we've had a lot of injuries".  This is the NFL!!!!!  G back to the fundmentals and show these guys how to make a hit and take a hit without hurting themselves! Fire the strength and conditioning coach and get someone in there who will teach these guys how to play without getting knocked out for the season!  We've ben hearing about injury issues for ten years now, enough is enough!



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2009 2:49 am
 

Sadly, Jauron dismissal was deserved

Sadly, Fewell is not the answer either. The whole organization needs to be overhauled just like it was in Miami.  The Bills need a strong willed coach and a strong and smart front office.


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