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What changes will come?

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As we wake up monday morning, we know that it's Black Monday in the NFL. Throughout the day, we're going to see numerous coaches and front office personnel dismissed. Some teams may announce decisions on players' futures. And every Bills fan is going to be glued to the internet at work to see what the Bills do.

We could see big changes. Chan Gailey may have walked off the field for the final time in Orchard Park as the team's head coach on Sunday. That could also be the case with Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback. Same can be said about Buddy Nix. For weeks, we the media have been asking questions about the future. Coaches and players have largely said they're not focused on that, just trying to win. After the game, it was more of the same, but pretty clear they knew some changes could come.

"This is the last time this team is going to be together with all the guys, and these situations are pride games," Fitzpatrick said in his post game press conference. "Like we talked about all week, they show what kind of man you are, what kind of character you have. I thought that it really showed out there on the field, what kind of character there is in our locker room."

At some point, Chan Gailey must have looked around from the sideline and wonder if this is the final time he'll be the head coach of an NFL game. He said those thoughts were not on his mind.

"You get excited about winning a ball game," Gailey said. "That's what you try to do. That's what you work all week for. That's what you practice for. That's what you meet for, is to win the game. You accomplish the goal to this point today. You don't think about all of the other stuff."

We'll find out about the other stuff soon enough.

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