GM of Arrowhead East Has Some Interesting Words on Former Chiefs OC

Yes, it's a bit of a slow news day so we're checking in on how Chan Gailey is coming along with the Buffalo Bills. He's been hiring staff members formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs left and right.

Today, the Buffalo News ran an interview with Bills GM Buddy Nix, who said he was impressed with Gailey's work during the 2008 season with the Chiefs. Specifically, he suggested the Chiefs were a better offense under Tyler Thigpen in 2008 than they were under Matt Cassel and Co. in 2009.

Per the Buffalo News:

"I know Kansas City because we played them twice a year," said Nix, referring to his former employer, San Diego. "We know the division. He didn't have a lot to work with, and he still got a lot done offensively. He adjusted to [Tyler] Thigpen. Give me a break. Then look at what happened to the offense after he left."

"My view of him was already high, but it was raised by his job at Kansas City," Nix said.

Statistically, he's correct. And, frankly, the Thigpen offense was more fun to watch even if they won just one game with him at the helm.

As for the long-term? Nix didn't address that, but I'd be interested to hear his answer.

So, some folks around the league believe the Chiefs were a better team in 2008 under Tyler Thigpen than they were in 2009 under Matt Cassel.

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