Rex Ryan: I recognize need for controlled emotion

AP

Buffalo was whipped into a frenzy ahead of Sunday’s visit from the Patriots and Bills coach Rex Ryan was one of the leaders of the effort to get both the team and the fans amped up for the game.

The players seemed to be too amped up. After a successful opening drive left the Bills with a 7-0 lead, things went way off track. The Patriots ran off to a 37-13 lead as the Bills fell apart thanks to sloppy play, thoughtless penalties and a general inability to handle the moment.

Ryan said at his Monday press conference that he was happy that the team fought their way back to make it a 40-32 final score, but that the film of the game “was pretty much as bad as I thought” in terms of how the Bills played in total. Ryan, who said Sunday that he was “outcoached” by Bill Belichick, also said that he’s learned that the team has to take greater care on the emotional side of things the next time around.

“I’m recognizing that we have to have that controlled emotion,” Ryan said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com “Bigger game, calmer you have to be.”

This isn’t Ryan’s first rodeo and it’s not the first time that one of his teams has fallen flat after days of build-up to a big game, so he’s had opportunities to learn those lessons in the past. The fact that his style has remained intact through his firing from the Jets and hiring by the Bills makes it hard to think this game will lead to sweeping and lasting stylistic changes.

66 responses to “Rex Ryan: I recognize need for controlled emotion

  1. Im so glad you no longer coach my team. I watched a lot of the empathy that settled in after year three with the Jets, start to creep in during the second game of this season. Watch the replay of Dion Lewis’s TD run. Watch Gronk stand up Mario Williams… Marios effort was pathetic. Games are won in between the lines Rex… not at your press conferences from on top of you unwarranted soap box. Cant wait to watch this team implode.

  2. Rex is not going to change its what he is.

    It can good and it can be bad you just have to take the rough with the smooth. People often over react this is the team that hammered the Colts last week. Either the Colts are horrendous or the Bills just had a bad day.

    My gut tells me the latter!

  3. Rex is pandering to the media. He tells them what they want to hear and validates their pin-head take on the game. In return everybody shakes hands and nobody asks the tough questions or bothers to wonder if Rex is anything more than a 0.500 coach with a really big mouth.

  4. I like Rex, not as a coach but I do like his style. Heis much more fun to listen to than BB.

    I’m a big Pats fan and I understand why BB treats the media the way he does and they deserve it but there has to be a way for him to do a post game presser and not be a total dick about it. It’s getting old.

  5. Rex is not going to change its what he is.

    It can good and it can be bad you just have to take the rough with the smooth. People often over react this is the team that hammered the Colts last week. Either the Colts are horrendous or the Bills just had a bad day.

    My gut tells me the latter!

    ——-

    Moreso the former, actually.

  6. I really enjoy seeing Ryan talk tough all week and then get his lunch handed to him during the game.

    It’s pretty clear after watching this act for years that Ryan does all the talking to mask his obvious insecurities. I can’t think of a successful coach who has ever comported himself this way.

  7. Lessons to be learned.

    – Week 2 is not the AFC Championship Game
    – Same thing every year…no one knows who’s really good or really bad until week 4 or 5.

  8. Poor Bills fans will see what other teams have seen, namely lots of Rex bravado that makes you feel good for a while, especially if you have felt downtrodden a long time, then the gradual realization that he doesn’t know how to translate that into wins.

  9. crybabysayscheatertoomuch says: Sep 21, 2015 1:37 PM

    I like Rex, not as a coach but I do like his style. Heis much more fun to listen to than BB.

    I’m a big Pats fan and I understand why BB treats the media the way he does and they deserve it but there has to be a way for him to do a post game presser and not be a total dick about it. It’s getting old.
    ====================

    Disagree, the Belichickisms are the best part of the weekend. When the media asks Belichick legit questions, about football, he will generally go on and on and on if he has the time. But when he gets questions like (last year after KC) “Are you going to evaluate the QB position?”. What is the point of even entertaining that garbage. The end result, hoisting the Lombardi, said more than Belichick could have, in response to that question

  10. His problem is the team isn’t as good as the Patriots. Tyrod Taylor isn’t as good as Brady.

    Look at the teams that will end up being competitive with the Patriots this year and they will all have established franchise QBs.

  11. jetsfmleveryday says:
    Sep 21, 2015 1:28 PM
    Im so glad you no longer coach my team. I watched a lot of the empathy that settled in after year three with the Jets, start to creep in during the second game of this season.
    ____________

    Maybe the word you’re looking for is…apathy?

  12. I like Rex; he’s great entertainment. It’s easier for Pats fans to take BB because the team always wins. Ask Bears, Broncos and Panthers fans what it’s like to endure John Fox when you aren’t always winning. It’s like sitting on a pile of thumb tacks. At least Rex will wow you with something ridiculous fairly frequently.

  13. I’m calling BS on Rex. He pulled this stuff with the Jets and the Jets managed to beat the Patriots in his first home game there. If my memory serves, the Jets and Ryan sent out a recorded message to all season ticket holders asking for noise and that game was treated as a Super Bowl.

  14. Rex wins every game during the week and then comes Sundays. He will never change, puts his players in the HOF before they ever play a down.

  15. Rex is going to have a hell of a time trying to change. Not many Coaches can change their style at this level. Players love playing for Rex, but its typically built on a lot of emotion and fire. That can get you some good plays, but it can lead to penalties and mistakes. From my view as a Jets fan, I can say that players love to play for him, but it doesn’t mean they show up on time for meetings, or fix their mental mistakes in practice on the field. Rex was and is generally terrible at holding anyone accountable. Especially himself (despite the mea culpa at this press conference). He also seems to be lousy at talent evaluation and tends to play favorites. Much has been made about him never having a good QB run his team, but I wonder if that would just cover for his mistakes than reveal some inner genius.

    Bill Parcells was a master motivator, but he know whom to push and whom not to push. And he ran a tight ship and always held players accountable. Rex has the fire but not the follow through.

  16. It’s all about the coaching. The $250 million defensive line was going to have Brady for lunch. What did they do against a makeshift offensive line of the Pats. Just like Miami giving that ridiculous contract to Suh and expect to win it all with a coach like Philbin.

  17. Oh buffalo, you already know how this goes. Youve seen this movie before. “Jets 2011-14”. The same press conference everytime they get blown out. After the next embarrassment, he’ll bury the gameball ect ect…

  18. “Ryan said at his Monday press conference that he was happy that the team fought their way back to make it a 40-32 final score”

    Happy to be a week 2 finalist. Wow. Talk about a loser mentality.

  19. Rex is in the process of turning the Buffalo Bills into the “Doctor Phil show”. To be honest, I don’t know if that is a step forward or back for the franchise.

    As a pats fan, there are 2 things I can say about him.

    1. As much as I love football, its become too bland (aside from than the much more than occasional and acceptible mayhem and murder by its players, coaches and team officials). the sport needs its characters and Rex is a character and I’m glad he still is around.

    I love rex.

    2. Rex is truly an exceptional defensive game day planner and when he is fully on his game, he can give even the best QB’s and offenses fits.

    But he doesn’t have the character or temperament to be a successful head coach. He will have his successes, but, in the end, any team he coaches will devolve into a disaster, which is another big reason I want him to stay around, especially in the AFC EAST.

    I truly love Rex!

  20. He’s LUCKY the Patriots were trying to run up a 50 burger and let them back in the game. Otherwise that place would have looked like Chernobyl with about 5mins left to play.

  21. masspi says:
    Sep 21, 2015 2:05 PM
    And nix the train horn !!!!!!

    It didn’t work
    _________________

    I agree. And while they are at it, maybe lose that stupid boxing bell every time they get a first down on offense…

  22. Well at least the Bills had their video games in the locker room to fall back on after the beat down, which were installed in the off season. I don’t think Rex can change, it’s in his DNA. The Ryan twins are just like their father, loud and brash tough guys who rely on players to back up their talk. I think the future is already written, there for all to see.

  23. This guy can be a good coach but all the other BS he does makes him look like a clown especially since his team can’t back his mouth!

  24. Rex will never learn. Everytime his team wins a big game, he pumps his team up to be the best in the leauge only to get taken down a peg or 2 the very next week. Every. Time.

  25. So when is the investigation of the Bills for blowing a giant horn whenever Brady tried to run a play?

    p.s. Brady apparently loves horns

  26. Rex talks a big game, but rarely delivers. His All-Pro caliber defense just let a 38 year old QB throw for 466 yards with a bunch of WR’s that no one outside of New England can even name, and a journeyman RB who hasn’t played in 2 years.

    The road to Santa Clara in February goes through Foxboro.

    Thus endeth the lesson.

  27. With all the talk about the Bills defense, no one is really talking about the Patriots defense, who dominated for stretches of that game.

    The Patriots front 7 is good and full of first and second round talent, but they are under the radar.

    Chandler Jones and Jaime Collins played great.

    Run defense needs some work with Wilfork missing, but they sure can get to the QB, which is a big change from past years. We’ll see if they can keep it up.

  28. Rex is doing what the new ownership wanted him to do. Get the city excited. I think he was genuinely suprised he got destroyed, despite the garbage time rally when the Pats were warming up the bus. Starting to think he’s a good DC that shouldn’t be a HC. There’s been plenty of them. He just ran into the GOAT QB and, despite many Pats fans reservations, the best OC(JMcDaniel)in the NFL. Week to week, nobody knows how the Pats offense will attack them.

  29. It’s a good thing Rex is learning this now, and not 6 years ago, when you know, he first started head coaching at an NFL level.

  30. Everyone will make their big mouth comments because that’s the easiest thing to say.

    But the fact of the matter, in the right situations, Rex can coach. Leading the talentless 2013 Jets to a 8-8 record was his best coaching performance yet.

    Rex can coach when the eyes aren’t on him, when he doesn’t bring hype. He just cant coach the big ones. Very much like Marvin Lewis.

    The question then becomes- do we as Bills fans really want to set our sight as being the next Bengals? Rex can take this team to the next level of being a playoff team. But they will not be a legitimate contender under him.

  31. Buffalo fans – you knew what you were getting

    Rex might be a good X and O Defensive Coordinator

    But he’s a disaster in terms of managing a team

    He pretty much killed Sanchez’s career and a handful of others. He’s not doing any favors to the confidence of the Buffalo players with this false confidence demonstrated last week

    And if the players lose confidence in their coach it’s all over

    Basically Rex Ryan is the best coach in football on Tuesday – on any other day, he may be the worst

  32. I’m gonna try and be serious here. WRECKS may very well be a very good coordinator, but not NFL coach material. He MIGHT make a great college coach though, as kids who aren’t paid may very well buy into all that rah-rah pump your chest, belly slamming bravado. He’s great for sound bites, but this Apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.

  33. He’s learned his lesson until week 11 and then this will happen all over again. He can’t help himself. He has no control over his mouth and it will cost him another job. He should’ve been a commentator or a clown where that act will be valued.

  34. Coach Ryan: I have no issues with what you say to the media, or allowing the players to speak their minds, before or after the game. None of that bothers me in the least. When the talking is done and it is time to put the helmets on, then it is time to SHUT UP. CONCENTRATE ON INTERNALIZED, FOCUSED, HIGH ENERGY. There is NO EXCUSE for taunting and personal foul penalties during the game! NONE, ZERO, ZIP!! When things started to get out of hand. I was surprised you didn’t call a TIME OUT, all three time outs, if you needed, and talk with them. If a player is out of control like Aaron Williams was, at one point, SIT HIM. The players respect you, KEEP THEM FOCUSED, KEEP YOURSELF FOCUSED, no matter how good things are going or how bad things are going, until the final whistle blows. Then you and the players can say whatever you and they want, as far as I an concerned.
    LET’S GO BUFFALO!!!

  35. Everything is about Rex, he started the Presser by saying “this loss is all on one guy, me.” Nice job holding your players accountable Rex. Before the game he said “My record vs Gronk is pretty good”, No rex your players record vs Gronk is good. The players play the game it’s not about the coach all the time. He is insufferable but hey, he’s entertaining for whatever that’s worth in the NFL

  36. Ryan will never learn if he hasn’t already. It’s all about him, always was. Players love playing for him until they don’t. When they learn mouthing off before the game and not having a disciplined coach to correct their mistakes while the loses pileup. Jets veterans were glad to see him go. Ryan’s a very good defensive coordinator and he could be a brash loudmouth while he was one but as a HC he must be responsible for the whole team and he’s not very good at that. He may learn to be a good HC but I doubt it. Sorry Bills fans.

  37. Right on script loudmouth. He won’t change. When he said he was going to change once (be more of a HC rather than DC) and pay more attention to the offense, he came back the next year and said i’m going to get back to what I was doing. He actually gets the other team up more to play against him. The tough bully talk does not work in the NFL. Other teams are not afraid of you.

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