Bills’ head coach Chan Gailey doesn’t know where Marshawn Lynch is


Bills head coach Chan Gailey was asked about RB Marshawn Lynch and when or if he might practice when he appeared on the Shredd and Ragan show on 103.3 the Edge.

“I don’t know,” said Gailey. “I have not talked to Marshawn. You’ll probably have to ask him. Somebody told me he was in town for a couple of days and then I heard he left town. So I don’t know. You’d have to ask him about that.”

Bills’ safety Donte Whitner doesn’t know where Lynch is either:

“I don’t know when to expect to see him,” Whitner said in regards to participating on the practice field. “I saw him two days ago. Other than that I really haven’t seen him.”

There’s speculation that Lynch went back home to California, but nobody knows why exactly. Considering the team has, at the very least, discussed trading him at various points during the offseason, chances are he’s disgruntled about his role with the Bills.

With Fred Jackson and rookie CJ Spiller already on board, Lynch is expendable in Buffalo. The problem is that the Bills seemingly can’t find any takers for the former first rounder. Seattle has been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Lynch and maybe speculation will continue to grow now that the Hawks have dumped LenDale White. Either way, it doesn’t appear that Lynch is long for Buffalo.

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Have the Bills set themselves up for disaster yet again?

When the Bills went on the clock with the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, many pundits figured that they would take an offensive tackle or a quarterback. But new GM Buddy Nix threw everyone the finger when he selected Clemson running back C.J. Spiller, which was a surprise move to say the least.

When it came time for the Bills to select in the second round, Nix once again surprised the masses by taking Central Florida DT Torrell Troup, instead of nabbing Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen. Then came DE Alex Carrington in the third and receiver Marcus Easley in the fourth before Nix finally took an OT in Ed Wang in the fifth. It also took Nix until the seventh round before finally taking a quarterback (Levi Brown).

In a recent interview with the Bills’ official website, Nix may have provided some insight as to why he didn’t take a quarterback in the draft.

“The offensive coordinator getting fired two weeks before the season starts, your left tackle is cut with a week to go before the first game,” said Nix.

“It was formula for disaster and a lot of it (the quarterback) couldn’t control, but it all happened. Everybody wants to put it on the quarterback and try to make a change.”

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Report: Chan Gailey to become Bills next coach is reporting that the Bills could introduce Chan Gailey as their next head coach as soon as today.

The Bills are said to be impressed with how Gailey has brought teams to the playoffs with quarterbacks such as Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart and Jay Fiedler. In fact, Bill Cowher — whom the Bills had been courting to replace the fired Dick Jauron — highly recommended Gailey to the Bills.

Cowher planned to make Gailey his assistant head coach/offensive coordinator if he came back. Gailey has coached in four Super Bowls and has had his teams go to the playoffs in 11 of his 15 NFL seasons.

If I were a Bills fan, this would be my concern. Gailey has a sharp, creative offensive mind and likes to mix things up to keep defenses guessing. But the reason he was fired in Dallas was because he failed to play to the strengths of his personnel (i.e. Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith). His play calling would either be too radical or too conservative, which doesn’t bode well for a Bills team that is short on talent and needs a disciplined approach on both sides of the ball.

Of course throughout his career, none of his teams finished below .500 and most of his teams won 10-plus games. He’s a good football coach and knows what it takes to win, so maybe Buffalo did make the right choice. Time will tell obviously.

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