ESPN: Bills' Maybin on Alert
In an interview with ESPN's Tim Graham at the NFL coaches' media breakfast, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey was very tactful with his words regarding former first round pick Aaron Maybin.
Gailey was extremely candid with Graham about the progress of Maybin, or lack there of. "We might provide a spark, but he's got to get his own fire going," Gailey told him.
Here's an excerpt from the well-written and thought deducing piece:
"Maybin knows what's expected of him, Gailey insisted. The kid just hasn't done it.
To be clear, I asked whether the failure came down to Maybin not trying hard enough or simply not being good enough.
"I think he wants to. I think he wants to," Gailey said, leaving pauses between each sentence. "He works at it. I'm glad you [asked that]. I don't want anybody to think he doesn't work at it."
So that must mean he's not good enough, I deduced aloud.
Gailey didn't blink.
"I don't want anybody to think he doesn't work at it," Gailey replied with a raised-brow expression that confirmed the unspoken point had found its bull's-eye."
Gailey went on to deliver this verbal hammer on Maybin. "We tell him all the time how to get there. He's got to do it. Talking's over. You've got to go get it done."
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