Bills almost bagged a Fox

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When Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix introduced head coach Chan Gailey he stated had numerous coaches call about the position.

Another detail of that search was revealed today as the Bills almost bagged a Fox.

According to ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas, league sources stated that before the season soon to be former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox was a candidate for the Bills opening. However, Fox then elected to finish out his contract with the Panthers.

That turned out to be a foolish move as the Panthers dumped a lot of veterans in trying to go younger.  That resulted in the National Football League’s worst record in 2-13. Even if the Panthers win their last game their 3-13 record would still be the worst in the NFL.

That doesn’t mean Fox is a terrible coach as he is far from it.  He led the Panthers to the Superbowl in following the 2004, but eventually fell to the New England Patriots.

The fact of the matter is that even the great head coaches in football with bad talent will lose.

In the end, in the right opportunity Fox will lead another team to the Superbowl.

Will the change last?

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger vowed to change his ways after his alleged rape of a young woman earlier this year.

The question is will the change last?

According to Pro Football Talk, Roethlisberger was given the “The Chief Award.”  The award is given annually to someone in the Steelers organization that exemplified “the spirit of cooperation” with the media shown by franchise founder Art Rooney.

That is all well and good now, but real change takes work every single day until it becomes second nature.

Obviously, Roethlisberger is human and there could come a time where he could come off the tracks. That will be the real indicator if he changed, for if he did he will assume full responsibility for it and get right back with the program.

Before the incident Roethlisberger’s relationship with the media wasn’t really on the greatest of terms.

In the end, let’s hope the change is permanent, because if it isn’t a promising career could be stunted by off the field problems.