Half an hour later, Gailey said this to reporters, without taking questions:
“A couple things.
“One … The staff has been relieved of their duties as well, so we all get that straight.
“The second thing, there won’t be any questions after this. I’ve just got a few things I want to say, then we’ll be done.
“The first thing I want to say is thanks to the Bills organization – to Buddy (Nix) and Mr. (Ralph) 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 get things turned around, was able to do it. We didn’t get this one done soon enough. I understand that completely.
“I want to thank the fans – great Buffalo fans, 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 placed that’s ever fired me that I pull for.