Chan Gailey, Buddy Nix reportedly could be fired

  • By Kareem Copeland
  • Updated: Dec. 30, 2012 at 09:54 a.m.

The Buffalo Bills could fire both coach Chan Gailey and general manager Buddy Nix, The Buffalo News reported. An executive on another team and a league source told reporter Mark Gaughan they expect a total "house-cleaning."

Owner Ralph Wilson is set to meet with top executives, including Nix, this week to review the season. The Bills are 5-10 and regressed from a six-win 2011 season.

The defense was expected to be amongst the NFL leaders, but ranks No. 31 despite the free-agent addition of Mario Williams. Nix has stated it is time to make a move in the draft to improve the quarterback position. The Bills had the No. 24 pass offense as Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Consistency has continued to be an issue for the quarterback after he signed a six-year, $59 million extension in 2011. That contract is obviously a negative on Nix's resume.

Still, Wilson understood Nix had a long-term rebuild plan when he was hired in 2010. But his biggest two moves -- the Williams signing and Fitzpatrick extension -- have not yielded positive results. The Bills will miss the playoffs for a league-high and franchise-record 13th consecutive season. Gailey is 15-32 in three seasons with the Bills.