Bills coach Rex Ryan attempted to wriggle himself off the hook yesterday, when he said Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald reminded him of Hall of Famer John Randle — after previously saying he couldn’t carry Sheldon Richardson’s jock.
That might not be enough to keep Donald from being, shall we say, motivated when the Rams play the Bills this week.
“Still said it,” Donald said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.
Ryan admitted ignorance at the time of the 2014 remark, when he was bucking up one of his own guys, and suggested Donald wasn’t as good. Now, few would dispute that Donald’s the better player of the two, as Ryan tried jamming the toothpaste back in the tube.
“I remember it when I heard about it,” Donald said. “I didn’t forget about what he said.”
The simple response of Donald makes it clear he’s not quite prepared to let bygones be bygones, a fact for which Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor might want to take up with his coach later if Donald gives him the full Charles Jefferson treatment.