The announcement was made Monday, a day after the Bills closed out another disappointing season with a 28-9 win over the New York Jets. Gailey was emotional following the offical announcement, saying that "this is the only place that's ever fired me that I'll pull for."
LISTEN: Chan Gailey Addresses Media following Firing
Gailey asked to make a brief statement to the media, saying that he "wanted to thank the fans... Great Buffalo fans. Great football fans. These are loyal, loyal, fans."
The just released coach says the next Bills coaching staff will have the opportunity to make the team "a great football franchise. "
"I understand this is a business," said Gailey. "We didn't get the job done."
Buffalo finished 6-10, and Gailey leaves with a 16-32 record in his three seasons. The entire coaching staff was also released, but there was no immediate word on the status of general manager Buddy Nix.
In a hopeful season after signing star defensive end Mario Williams, the Bills reverted to their ways of the past, failing to make the playoffs for a 13th straight year, the NFL's longest active drought.