You may want to hold onto your hats for this one because, believe it or not, Rex Ryan closed out the Bills’ offseason program with some big words about where the team stands a few months before the start of the season.
Ryan said he’s been “blown away” by how much further along the team is after working together for the last couple of months and wishes that they could just fast forward right to training camp. The coach also awarded the team a mythical championship for their efforts.
“I can’t wait to get the season started,” Ryan said, via the Buffalo News. “I’m just telling you right now: forget the vacation. I wish it was shorter. And I mean it. I’m excited about this team. Obviously a lot of things have to happen and we’re a month or so away. I told our players today to ‘Win July.’ We’ve won the offseason. I would challenge any team. I think we’ve won the offseason. But we need to win July. That’s when everybody is by themselves, on their own but doing the things to be in great shape when we get to camp, let’s avoid those injuries we had last year. I think we’re committed as a group. That ‘All In’ mantra, I know it gets used a bunch but I feel it’s appropriate for our team.”
Ryan acknowledged that winning the offseason is worth about as much as a nickel with his face on it, saying that it is “one of those things I shouldn’t say because they’re going to kill me anyway.” That response is assured, but it’s probably nothing compared to what Ryan and the rest of the Bills are in store for if their offseason victory is followed by another disappointing regular season.