Bills General Manager Doug Whaley was bound to coach Rex Ryan this offseason, when ownership decided to hang onto the pair of them.
And he thinks that adding some guys even closer to Ryan is going to help them all.
Via Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News, Whaley said he thinks bringing Rob Ryan and Ed Reed in to help Rex is going to help the team as a whole.
“If you look at it, Rob and Rex, they’ve had some troubles,” Whaley said. “Their name is kind of like, ‘Hey, they’re the Ryans, what happened to their defense?’ So why not bring in your brother and try to reclaim that name? That’s the way I look at it. And who’s going to have your back more than your brother? I think it’s a positive. I know it’s a positive. Everybody in the building feels it’s a positive. It’s a positive for Rex, too.
“It can help him expand his horizons as the head coach and get into some other things.”
Of course, that assumes having Rob Ryan around is a positive. His Saints defense was on pace to be one of the worst in league history when he was fired this year, and the average ranking of defenses he runs is 22nd in the league.