After being relieved of his duties as head coach of the Bills, Chan Gailey made a brief statement late Monday morning. Here is his statement in its entirety.
Chan Gailey: A couple of things. One, Scott (Berchtold) wanted to make sure I clarified one thing, the staff has been relieved of their duties as well. Just so we all get that straight. The second thing is there won't be any questions after this. I've just got a few things I want to say.
The first thing I want to say is thanks to the Bills organization, to Buddy (Nix) and Mr. Wilson for the opportunity. I understand this is a business. We didn't get the job done. I've been called two other times to turn things around, was able to do it. I wasn't able to get this one done soon enough, and I understand that completely.
I want to thank the fans. Great Buffalo fans, a great football town. These are loyal, loyal fans and I understand that. I think that the next staff will have a great opportunity for success and to make this another great football franchise.
This will probably be, and I say probably, but I think it will be the first place that's ever fired me that I'll pull for. Thank you.