Inside The Bills

Gailey to talk to Wannstedt

Posted by Chris Brown on October 8, 2012 – 2:09 pm

After one very poor performance, Bills head coach Chan Gailey was not going to run into the defensive meeting room and start ringing alarm bells. He has too much trust in Dave Wannstedt as a defensive coordinator. But after two such performances Gailey said it’s time to get some explanations.

“After last week (New England game) I’m not going to go in there and hit a panic button and demand what’s going on after one game,” said Gailey in his weekly appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550. “But after two games and two issues we’re going to go in there and have a discussion about it. What is our biggest problem and how are we going to fix this. I think you have to understand that people have a job to do and they’re trying to do the best they can. I’m just going to talk to them about the different processes of what it might take to get it fixed.”

Gailey said the only thing he wants to offer is his assistance in terms of practice structure during the week, amount of practice time devoted to defense in an effort to help Wannstedt. The Bills head coach has too much faith in Wannstedt as a defensive coordinator to take a more hands on approach.

“There’s more knowledge in that defensive room about the defensive side of the ball than I could ever have,” said Gailey. “I coached defense the first seven years of my career, but that was back in 1981. Dave has amassed more knowledge than I’ll ever be able to have. I have to trust them to be able to get the job done. I make sure that we talk about the personnel and about what the biggest issues seem to be. I ask him what we can do to help. Is there a way we can tweak the practice schedule or things we can do that might be helpful. There are enough problems in every area to go around. We need to start scoring more points on offense too, and not turn it over.”

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