Rex Ryan unhappy Chiefs’ video board didn’t show some replays

AP

After his team lost at Kansas City today, Bills coach Rex Ryan was unhappy with someone you might not expect: The Chiefs’ video board operator.

Ryan said after the game that today’s game was the first time he ever experienced an inability to get another look at a close play by looking up at the Jumbotron. Ryan seemed to think the Chiefs weren’t showing close plays to avoid helping the Bills decide whether to challenge.

“That’s the first time you don’t see any plays,” Ryan said, via ESPN. “I think there’s a league rule that you need to usually get to see some. Maybe I’m wrong on that.”

One of the turning points of the game came when the Chiefs hit a 37-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin. Replays appeared to show that Maclin didn’t make the catch, but the officials ruled that he caught it, and Ryan didn’t challenge.

“The 37-yarder, I wasn’t aware of it because again, I wasn’t seeing the video on it, and again, so from my vantage point, I thought he caught the ball,” Ryan said. “That was from my vantage point. Obviously, I would have challenged it if I would have known there was any question whatsoever on a 37-yard play that flipped the game. We were in complete control of that game and then they threw some balls over our heads. Obviously I would have challenged.”

Ryan said he doesn’t have one member of his staff who is tasked with monitoring replays and telling him when to challenge.

“A lot of times everybody will be up there, but I’m not saying anybody in particular is advising me because it never worked out,” he said. “Every decision is my decision, and so it’s my responsibility.”

It’s Ryan’s responsibility, but he also wishes the Chiefs’ video board operator would have taken responsibility for putting all close plays on the big screen.

53 responses to “Rex Ryan unhappy Chiefs’ video board didn’t show some replays

  1. Typical Rex, its always someone else’s fault.

    Who’s fault was it on that terrible roughing the passer penalty as you had just about stopped the Chiefs on that drive? Was that Alex Smith’s fault?

  2. He’s always unhappy about everything but his coaching after a loss! Doesn’t he have someone in the booth looking at replays on the broadcast? Every other team in the league does.

  3. Rex–get someone on your staff in the upstairs coaching booth to review close plays with the surface tablets every team gets these days. Or figure out how to use one on the sideline. Maybe the backup QB? somebody?

    you have been a head coach in the NFL for a long term. If you are still using the jumbotron to decide, it explains why you have usually been awful on challenges for most of your career.

    The fact that he was pouting about it is a bad sign. This is an NFL head coach. Well, a defensive coordinator trying to be a head coach at least.

  4. Rex whining again blaming anything but himself, who’d a thunk it ?

    Guess what Rex. There is no rule about replays on the home team’s displays.

    Every team does the same thing and shows replays that benefit themselves and don’t replay thing the away team really wants to see.

    Happens in every single stadium every week including Buffalo during the Bill’s home games.

  5. Rex has the right to remain silent, it’s the ability to that he seems to lack. Even if he could care less how these things might make him sound to the rest of the planet how can he not see the danger pitiful excuse making can create in his own locker room?

  6. Rex is not head coach material. At times, he can be a defensive genius, but he is not a competent coach. He’s in over his head.

  7. So I guess he made a bad decision to challenge those other two calls on his own based upon “where he was standing “?

  8. The rule is that if a play is already under review they home team must show replay. They don’t need to show a replay for close plays of every play.

    Imagine that, Wrecks doesn’t know the rules.

  9. If this had happened at Gillette Stadium, it would be the lead story on ESPN tonight and tomorrow. And Tuesday. And Wednesday.

    Unbelievable that an NFL head coach doesn’t have someone tasked with reviewing plays and deciding when to challenge. Pure negligence.

  10. “Ryan said he doesn’t have one member of his staff who is tasked with monitoring replays and telling him when to challenge.”
    Congratulations Rex, I believe you just identified the real problem….

  11. It’s the headset,it’s the audio,it’s the video,it’s the officiating…but it’s never the team or the coaches. Come on Rex,just once own up and say you got outplayed or outcoached. It’s the same stuff after every loss.

  12. Blame the Patriot’s. All other teams in the NFL never do anything wrong! Just think how the comments board would light up if the Patriot’s were accused of this!

  13. harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 29, 2015 6:55 PM

    Happens in every single stadium every week including Buffalo during the Bill’s home games.
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    That’s hilarious.

  14. I like Buffalo and I like their fans. But when Rex was hired and the fans became ecstatic with expectations of championships and beat downs of the Pats, I posted here several times that they should not jump on the Rex Ryan Hype Train, which is purely the product of his own self promotion and media hysteria, and in response I must have gotten a gazillion thumbs-down, presumably by delusional or deceived Bills fans.

    Now, the Rex Ryan Hype Train is officially off the tracks due to his not unexpected incompetence and buffoonery. Is there anyone still on the train? I think not.

  15. Unfair criticism of Ryan here folks. He could’ve complained about the last non-clock-stop vs Pats with 2 seconds left, but he didn’t.

    He doesn’t make excuses as far as I’m concerned. If he says something wasn’t right, it is worth looking into.

    -Pats fan

  16. Rex are you really counting on the opposing teams board operator to help you coach your team? He never plans ahead and it’s always everyone elses fault.

  17. Which is more embarrassing: that he’s complaining about the video board operator or that he isn’t sure about the rules regarding videos on jumbotrons? This is why he is a terrible head coach. Details matter.

  18. Rex: You really ought to know that rule. For five million a year, you really need to know. And maybe have a system in place for this kind of thing.

    Coaches either have sound judgment or they don’t. It’s what separates executives and managers from assistants and advisers. Rex may be a better fit in the latter group.

  19. itsfootballfolks says:
    Nov 29, 2015 7:37 PM

    Unfair criticism of Ryan here folks. He could’ve complained about the last non-clock-stop vs Pats with 2 seconds left, but he didn’t.

    He doesn’t make excuses as far as I’m concerned. If he says something wasn’t right, it is worth looking into.
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    This whole article is about an excuse.

    As far as the last game, he should have complained about that. He would have been right.

  20. That was one of the worse calls I have ever seen! Bad enough refs can’t decide on tuff ones, that wasn’t even a tuff call. But how is there not a Bills assistant up in booth? Hire fatso outta work brother to sit up there and eat and watch replays. Would think a “Replay Cordinator” now days

  21. Bills fans will always run the winning coaches and players out of town and welcome the losers with open arms. I just dont get it anymore. They can move this team now thanks its been fun…………not really

  22. itsfootballfolks says:
    Nov 29, 2015 7:37 PM

    Unfair criticism of Ryan here folks. He could’ve complained about the last non-clock-stop vs Pats with 2 seconds left, but he didn’t.
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    He didn’t complain because no one on his staff seemed to even notice, and the player involved didn’t argue one iota. Honestly, it looked like the Bills had all just given up at that point.

  23. timmyp716 says:
    Nov 29, 2015 8:53 PM

    Bills fans will always run the winning coaches and players out of town and welcome the losers with open arms.
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    It all goes back to the decision to sit Doug Flutie against the Titans in that fateful game. It’s like they can’t stand success.

  24. How come no other NFL head coach has the problems with audio, headsets, video etc. that Wrecks does? It’s the built-in Ryan family excuse, blame someone, anyone, anything except yourself, it’s what gives them longevity in the league. You would think sooner or later that NFL owners and GM’s would figure it out.

  25. I had to the Bills as a surprise team this year… They haven’t let me down… All joking aside Rex has destroyed the dressing room as one player told me.. Trying to be everyone’s buddy cost them the season and possibly his job at the end of the year

  26. The chiefs have always shown replays of certain plays. Plays that involve called penalties or questionable plays r not normally replayed. But I know the Chiefs won the ballgame. Go Chiefs!

  27. Ryan should have challenged that his own player made a catch in the 4th. Quit complaining and take some ownership of your mistakes

  28. Newsflash Wrecks, the video board operator in opposing stadiums doesn’t work for you and has no responsibility to show you anything.

  29. Any team coached by Rex is going to be undisciplined and make mental errors in stressful situations – Kind of like Rex – his team mirrors his personality and coaching style….and that is not a good thing!

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