We understand a fresh slate is a chance for renewed confidence. The beginning of a new season erases everything that happened the season before. That is a good thing for teams like the Buffalo Bills, but how high should a team set its expectations following a 4-12 season? For Chan Gailey, the sky is the limit.
Despite a horrendous 2010 season and an offseason that did not bring any significant improvements, the Bills head coach said he is expecting big — check that: Huge — things from his squad in 2011.
“I expect it,” Gailey told WGR 550 when asked if the Bills could make the playoffs. “I think our players expect it. If you don’t expect it, something’s wrong with you. If you say I want to be a little better than last year, you ought to get out, that’s wrong. I expect to win every one of them, I expect to be undefeated, that’s the way I’ve always been and that’s the way I’ll always be.”
Gailey knows his team is not going 16-0, just like Rex Grossman knows the Redskins should probably be thinking wildcard if they hope to make the playoffs. That being said, he’s right about expecting to win every game. If you handed a Bills player a schedule and had them go through it with you, do you think they would start pointing out games they expect to lose? Even Randy Moss wouldn’t be that disgruntled.