After the Bills won the game, beating what many would term a surprise starter in Jacoby Brissett, Ryan then claimed he knew from “sources inside the building” that the Patriots were starting Brissett and not Jimmy Garoppolo.
Monday, Ryan was still talking — he loves to do that — and said he made up his “sources” claim.
“Absolutely [I had sources], as far as you guys know,” Ryan told reporters Monday, with a smile. “That’s just great. Because, man, I stirred the pot. Because you know they’re sitting back and going, ‘Who is it? Who is it?’ I was B.S.-ing the whole time.
“If people were worried about it, that’s awesome. That’s good. Let them think they got [someone inside].”
It’s a safe bet Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn’t laughing. Or wouldn’t be, if he ever did.