January 13, 2006

Bills Shocked by Mularkey's Resignation : Shocked? I never saw that coming. (sarcasm)

posted by grabofsky74 to football at 11:26 PM - 8 comments

Man, is that organization heading in the wrong diretion, or what?

posted by kcfan4life at 06:31 AM on January 14, 2006

Mularkey expressed concern about Bills fans who criticized him last year. Obviously the strain of being a head coach in the NFL is something Mularkey just can't handle. The fans' criticism? Name me a city around the league where that's no going to happen. Good thing he found this out in Buffalo instead of a bigger market. I believe Levy won't be on the sidelines next season, but do think Jim Haslett will. I'm not really sure, other than the age difference, which would be worse.

posted by dyams at 07:31 AM on January 14, 2006

As a person who lives in a Buffalo and a *former* season ticket holder, I got a theory on the Bills problems (which frankly, are not just limited to this past season.) My theory; Old man Ralph Wilson is just bat-shit crazy. I think the down-town started during the playoff a few years back when the Wade Phillips "decided" to play Rob Johnson, instead of Flutie (when Flutie got us there in the first place.) To make a long story short, I think that Ralph Wilson tryies to make way more hands-on decisions than he really should. Being the owner, whatever he says goes. I think Mularky decided to leave, rather than follow order from an old man that will make Mularkie's career more disasterous than it has been the last few years. Come on: Marv Levy? What the hell is he going to to to help the team? He's over 80! EIGHTY!.

posted by Punkrockrat at 02:25 PM on January 14, 2006

He is a Harvard man. English major.

posted by yerfatma at 02:31 PM on January 14, 2006

Marv Levy was is on the radio in Montreal pretty regularly and he's totally lucid and ready to go. He's old but he might be an edge case. Anyone know if Tommy Clemens went with Mularkey?

posted by mikelbyl at 11:32 PM on January 14, 2006

You know, being a fan of Flutie, I clearly remember the Johnson-Flutie switch. I remember thinking how stupid it was, how great Flutie had been playing, and how injury prone Johnson was.... Guess what happened? The next year, when Buffalo traded Flutie away, Johnson broke his arm. He played very sparingly after that, and faded away pretty quickly. They've had turmoil at the quarterback position ever since.

posted by RScannix at 09:06 AM on January 15, 2006

Also, you guys make some really stupid decisions in hiring coaches. This is why I fully expect to see Haslett on the sidelines next year :)

posted by RScannix at 09:07 AM on January 15, 2006

Mularkey expressed concern about Bills fans who criticized him last year. Did nobody tell him he was going to be coaching in Buffalo? Toughen up there, Nancy. Sheesh.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:45 PM on January 17, 2006

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