Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Why in the hell would they hire this guy? Didn't he get fired after like a week by Todd Haley or something? He's not a good coach IMO...
Bill Cowher recommended him to the Steelers brass when he stepped down as HC of the Steelers. He also recommended him to the Bills. If you look at his track record as an OC, it is impressive, he's been successful. As a HC he is 18-14 with 2 post season losses. FWIW Mike Lombardi reports Scott Pioli almost hired Gailey as HC as well but opted against it as he felt he could not sell the hire to the media or the KC fanbase.
This may turn out to be good, it may turn out to be ugly but his record speaks for itself. The make or break will likely be who he hires to work on his staff.