Bills coach Rex Ryan has been careful to walk back his comments about Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald this week, for fear it could create a schism in his quarterback.
But he said he’s not concerned about reports that his support for presidential candidate Donald Trump could become a problem in his locker room.
“I’m not worried about that at all. Not at all,” Ryan said, via Nick Veronica of the Buffalo News.
While the original report from Bleacher Report said that a number of players were concerned about Ryan’s support for a candidate they view as racist, Ryan said he hasn’t heard from anyone.
“Well I know the one report, you know, let’s just say sometimes, your information’s no better than your source,” Ryan said. “But I have no problem at all if somebody disagrees with me on my politics, or on this, that or whatever, that’s fine. And I don’t hold it against anybody or begrudge anybody on their opinions over anything as well. So it’s, I think that’s a non-deal.
“I do think it’s interesting that it’s coming out about our team as if there’s an issue with our football team, but there’s no issue with our team. Our team is loaded, we’re focused on going out there and playing against the Rams, and that’s it.”
Of course, players disgruntled with the boss’s politics might not be inclined to share those thoughts with the boss, out of simple self-preservation.