The 2015 season for the Buffalo Bills ended with an 8-8 record, and was a disappointment for everyone involved in the process. The team spent a lot of money and brought a few big personalities into the locker room, and instead of ending the playoff drought, the Bills instead missed the postseason for the 16th consecutive season.
According to one report, if the drought goes to 17 years, there will be big changes at One Bills Drive.
Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports that team owner Terry Pegula, in his meeting with head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley last week to review the 2015 season, delivered one powerful message to the duo in charge of getting the Bills back to the promised land: Get to the playoffs in 2016, or you'll be looking for a job in 2017.
However, there is also a report that immediately contradicts what is happening with the front office in Orchard Park. According to Jeremy White of WGR Sports Radio 550, the Bills and GM Doug Whaley are on the verge of signing a multi-year contract extension.
Whaley is entering the final year of his contract with the team, and when asked for comment on Monday, he repeated a similar refrain of not wanting to speak about contracts in the media.
Just last week, the Pegulas sent out an official statement saying that Ryan and Whaley would be back for the 2016 season, highlighting stability and continuity as one of the big reasons for success in the National Football League.
Ryan was the first head coach that was hired by owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and just finished the first year of a five-year contract he signed last offseason. Dating back to his days with the New York Jets, the head coach hasn't finished with a winning record since the 2010 season.
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