Re: Tears in the Buffalo Locker Room
posted at 9/15/2009 12:28 PM EDT
I'd suggest Buffalo stop crying and get their lockeroom a copy of Glengary Glen Ross for the High Def:Blake
: Put. That coffee. Down.
: Coffee's for closers.
"A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing. "
"These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they're gold, and you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you is just throwing them away. They're for closers. I'd wish you good luck but you wouldn't know what to do with it."
The New England Patriots had no business winning that game. None. I love the Patriots as much as the next guy here, but all the Bills had to do was to have McKelvin kneel down in the endzone, take it at the 20, and choke the Pats out. Instead, they get choked out by a team that was tougher, smarter, and wanted it more because the Patriots are a reflection of the organization at the top, and so are the Bills.
Dick Juron and Ralph Wilson are like Jack Lemon's character and Ed Harris' character from GG GR. Overrated, living off of past glory and demanding respect from people who are who they think they are and who are getting it done for just showing up.
 Chicago Bears
Jauron became the 12th head coach in Chicago Bears history on January 23, 1999, when he was hired to replace Dave Wannstedt, who was fired after two consecutive 4–12 seasons. Jauron coached the Bears for five seasons (1999–2003), finishing with a 35–45 regular season record and one playoff appearance.
In his first two seasons, the Bears finished last in the NFC Central with 6–10 and 5–11 records.
Jauron, however, led the greatest turnaround in team history during his third season. In their 13-3 2001 campaign, Chicago finished 8-0 in games decided by seven points or less, including back-to-back overtime victories. Jauron was named the 2001 AP Coach of the Year and became the third coach in team history to record at least 13 wins in a season, joining George Halas and Mike Ditka. Current Bears head coach Lovie Smith joined that group following the Bears' 13-3 regular season in 2006.
After earning their first division title in 11 years, however, Chicago lost a home game to the Philadelphia Eagles, 33-19, in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. The Bears did not return to the playoffs under Jauron, finishing 4-12 and 7-9 in his last two seasons with the team. He was fired by the Bears after the 2003 season and replaced by current head coach Lovie Smith.
 Detroit Lions
Jauron was then hired by the Detroit Lions as a defensive coordinator. He was promoted to interim head coach of the Lions on November 28, 2005, after the mid-season firing of Steve Mariucci. Detroit was 4-7 when Jauron took over and won only one of their last five games, finishing the season 5-11. Although Jauron was one of many candidates who interviewed for the head coaching position after the season, he was passed over for Rod Marinelli.
 Buffalo Bills
Jauron was named the 14th head coach in Buffalo Bills history on January 23, 2006, following the resignation of Mike Mularkey. He has led the Bills to three consecutive 7-9 records, finishing respectively third, second and fourth in the AFC East. In 2008 the team started 5-1.
Bills owner Ralph Wilson announced on December 30, 2008, that Jauron will be brought back for the 2009 season despite the expiration of his three-year contract. Jauron has already implemented change and mixed things up in the 2009 preseason by firing his offensive coordinator 10 days before the regular season and implementing the no-huddle offense. The Bills franchise is familiar with the no-huddle in the form of Jim Kelly's "K-Gun" offense that lead the team to four straight Super Bowls in the 90's. 
Winning organizations don't keep a guy like Juron around. He's not going to wake up Belichick post-Cleveland. He's going to be the best Bruce Coslett he can be. He won the AP coach of the year for a 6-10 7-9 mop job that turned into one of the biggest good luck streaks in NFL history, otherwise he gives you the same team over and over and over again.
I hate the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets with a passion, but at least they try to get it together, even if they fail or get set back. Buffalo gets itself some Drew Bledsoe and Terrell Owens past their prime to sell tickets to the rubes and then has to stones to try and make money off of holding home games in Toronto Canada.
The Bills should have skunked the Pats the other night, but its typical. The Bills should have fired Juron after two years as an unknown, but with his track record? They should have had him out after a season and a half.
Its one of the reasons why I hate Jets fans, and I hate Dolphin fans, but I feel sorry for Bills fans.