Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly shared some of his thoughts on the current team last week, including his belief that another year without a playoff berth will spell the end of Rex Ryan’s tenure as the head coach in Buffalo.
Kelly said that he thinks Ryan knows that’s the case, although that wasn’t Ryan’s response when he was asked about Kelly’s comments on Tuesday. Ryan called it “one man’s opinion” and added that he thought Kelly’s opinion about his coaching ability would be a positive one.
“I think if you ask Jim, Jim knows I’m a hell of a coach and a good coach for this team and this community,” Ryan said, via ESPN.com. “I think he would tell you that. I hope he would.”
That would also just be one man’s opinion, of course, and not the man making the decisions about the future of the Bills organization. That would be owner Terry Pegula, who publicly said that Ryan failed to meet expectations by going 8-8 last year. Privately, Pegula reportedly said something close to what Kelly said on the radio last week and that could prove harder to shrug off should Ryan again fail to find the right side of .500 in 2016.