It's that time of year in the NFL.
Stories like this begin cropping up all over the map: Player X throws his support behind a struggling coach on a team resembling a sinking ship.
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Bills defensive tackle Spencer Johnson doesn't want to see a coaching overall, despite Gailey's 14-29 record over three seasons.
"I love Chan," Johnson said. "If we go 9-7, everybody's talking something totally different. We're still going to keep the faith and keep playing hard and see how it goes."
Gailey's best argument comes on offense, where the Bills have shown hints of explosiveness. C.J. Spiller has blossomed into an electric play-maker, but Gailey deserves heat for yanking his running back on critical drives. His backfield-by-committee obsession is baffling, maddening and Shanahan-esque.
The deeper issue lies at quarterback, where the team doesn't seem convinced Ryan Fitzpatrick is the guy. We aren't convinced, either. Three years into the Gailey Project and more questions than answers remain.