Rex Ryan is continuing his big talk.
Asked about the Bills’ 15-year playoff drought, the longest in the NFL, Ryan told ESPN that he thinks his team will be in the playoffs this season.
“I think we’ll be in [the playoffs] this year,” Ryan said. “So we’ll see.”
Asked again about the playoffs, Ryan again said he thinks it’s happening.
“I think we will,” Ryan said. “Yep, I think we will.”
That’s not quite the Super Bowl guarantee that Ryan once made as head coach of the Jets, but Ryan did make one guarantee.
“I can guarantee you one thing: Teams aren’t going to want to play us, I can tell you that much,” he said. “You’ll see. Hey, come watch practice and you’ll probably come away with the same feeling I have. We’re loaded on defense and we’re loaded at the skill positions. So we’ll see.”
We’ll have to wait and see whether Ryan can really take the Bills to the playoffs, but we don’t have to wait to hear Ryan promise big things. We knew that was coming as soon as he got the job.